By Tim Letcher
SEC Digital Network
It was another big week in the world of SEC basketball. Here's a look back at the last seven days, plus a preview of the week ahead.
What We Saw
Arkansas got a career-high 33 points from Marshawn Powell, as the Razorbacks held off Oklahoma, 81-78 on Tuesday at Bud Walton Arena. B.J. Young hit the game-winner for Arkansas.
The Razorbacks suffered a tough loss on Saturday, falling at No. 3 Michigan 80-67. Powell was again the high man, scoring 18 in the game.
Kentucky got healthy with an 88-56 win over Samford. Six Wildcats scored in double figures, led by Archie Goodwin, who had 18.
The Wildcats got another big win on Saturday, thumping Portland 74-46. Goodwin had 15 points, as did Alex Poythress.
Georgia lost at Georgia Tech, 62-54 on Tuesday night. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had his first career double-double, with 16 points and 13 rebounds in the game.
Mississippi State got a strong defensive effort in a 53-42 win over UT-San Antonio on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs held UTSA to 27 percent shooting from the floor, while forcing 20 turnovers.
Missouri found itself trailing Southeast Missouri at halftime on Tuesday, but the Tigers rallied for an 81-65 win. Laurence Bowers had another big game, with a career-high 26 points.
On Saturday, Missouri found itself in another tough tussle with a team from the Ohio Valley Conference. However, a big second half lifted the Tigers past Tennessee State, 68-38. Bowers had 18 points and 10 rebounds in the contest.
Florida continued its hot start by blasting Florida State, 72-47 on Wednesday in Tallahassee. A balanced attack was led by Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario with 14 points apiece.
Texas A&M beat Stephen F. Austin, 62-54 on Wednesday night. Freshman J'Mychal Reese had 15 points for the Aggies.
Tennessee suffered through a 35 percent shooting night on Wednesday, losing at Virginia, 46-38. Trae Golden led Tennessee with 11 points.
Alabama was stunned at home on Wednesday, losing to Dayton 81-76. Trevor Lacey had a big game with 16 points, five assists and three rebounds for the Tide.
Vanderbilt won at Xavier, 66-64 in overtime, on Thursday night. Kyle Fuller had a career-high 25 points in the win. Fuller scored 12 points in overtime for the 'Dores.
South Carolina cruised past Jacksonville, 91-74 on Friday night in Columbia. Freshman Michael Carrera had 17 points, while Brian Richardson had a season-high 16 points for the Gamecocks.
Ole Miss suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, falling at Middle Tennessee State, 65-62. Marshall Henderson led the Rebels with 17 points.
What We'll See
Tennessee faces a tough challenge, when No. 23 Wichita State visits Knoxville on Thursday.
LSU makes a long trip to Idaho, facing Boise State on Friday.
Texas A&M faces Oklahoma in Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Alabama coach Anthony Grant welcomes his former team, VCU, to Tuscaloosa on Saturday.
No. 5 Florida gets a big test when it visits eighth-ranked Arizona on Saturday.
Kentucky freshman Willie Cauley-Stein had a double-double on Tuesday against Samford, with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. For good measure, he blocked four shots and had three steals.
Georgia freshman Brandon Morris had nine points and four rebounds, both career highs, in the Bulldogs' loss at Georgia Tech.
Arkansas guard Kikko Haydar came off the bench to score a career-high 13 points in the loss at Michigan.
Missouri freshman Stefan Jankovic scored 14 points in the Tigers' win over Tennessee State on Saturday. Jankovic had 16 points combined in his previous seven games.
They Said It
After Arkansas' Marshawn Powell scored 33 points in the Razorbacks' win over Oklahoma, his head coach, Mike Anderson, said this about his junior forward. "His presence was very important and evident tonight. He is a versatile guy and he was in a zone."