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    Women's Basketball RESULTS
    Tennessee 78, Florida 75
    Georgia 42, South Carolina 40
    Kentucky 69, Mizzou 43
    Alabama 83, Ole Miss 75
    Vanderbilt 78, Arkansas 58
    Texas A&M 78, Auburn 56
    LSU 62, Mississippi State 42


    Tennessee Edges Florida in Overtime

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tennessee and Florida needed more than 40 minutes to settle the score on Sunday afternoon, but the Lady Vols hit free throws when it counted down the stretch to pick up an overtime win over the Gators, 78-75. 
     
    Meighan Simmons had a big game at the O’Connell Center for Tennessee (13-3, 4-0 Southeastern Conference), dropping a game-high 27 points to lead the way offensively. Simmons connected on 11-of-23 field goal attempts for the game, and the Lady Vols hot on 39.4 percent of their attempts as a team. The Gators shot a higher percentage (43.2 percent) and out-rebounded Tennessee in the loss.
     
    Jaterra Bonds paced the Gators (13-5, 2-2) on the offensive end with 18 points to go along with four rebounds. Carlie Needles did her part as well for UF, adding 11 points for the Gators. The turning point for Florida came late in the contest at the free throw line, where Christin Mercer had a chance to tie the game but couldn’t convert on a pair of attempts. 
     
    After Mercer’s misses, Tennessee’s Bashaara Graves stepped to the line and knocked down two freebies to extend the Lady Vols’ lead to three and seal the win. Graves finished the day with a double-double, pouring in 17 points and hauling in 12 boards for UT. Ariel Messengale and Isabelle Harrison also scored in double figures for Tennessee on the day.
     
    Tennessee will return to action Thursday night at Auburn, while the Gators will have a week off before hosting South Carolina.



    Georgia Outlasts South Carolina for Home Win

    ATHENS, Ga. – After Florida and Tennessee needed overtime in the SEC’s first women’s basketball contest of the afternoon, Georgia and South Carolina followed sui t with a nail-biter that resulted in a 42-40 win for the Lady Bulldogs.
     
    After Georgia’s Jasmine Hassell hit on of two free throw attempts with 18 seconds to play, South Carolina found itself with a chance to win or tie in the closing moments. With the game on the line, USC’s Ashley Bruner pulled up for a two-point jump shot but could not convert, giving UGA (15-2, 3-1 SEC) the victory after Shacobla Barbee’s final defensive rebound.
     
    Hassell turned in a team-high 19 points for the Lady Dawgs in the victory, knocking down over 60 percent of her field goal attempts on the day and also chipping in four rebounds. Khaalidah Miller and Jasmine James added eight points apiece while combining for eight boards to aid Hassell and the Dawgs in their 15th win of the season.
     
    Aleighsa Welch went toe-to-toe with Hassell on her way to 19 points of her own for the Gamecocks (14-3, 2-2). Welch hit eight field goals of her own in the effort, going 80 percent on the afternoon to go along with five rebounds. Ieasia Walker added seven points for USC to go along with seven rebounds to help the Gamecocks out-rebound UGA 35 to 23, but 23 turnovers doomed South Carolina in the end.
     
    Both teams will return to the hardwood on Thursday night, with Georgia travelling to face Arkansas and South Carolina hosting another SEC Western Division foe in LSU.



    Kentucky Cruises Past Mizzou in Columbia

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – DeNesha Stallworth paced Kentucky with a 17-point effort and the Wildcats handled Missouri on the road, 69-43.
     
    Kentucky (16-1, 4-0 SEC) got out of the gate quickly, racing its way to an early 20-4 advantage over the Tigers to set the tone for the game. The Wildcats went into halftime holding a 14-point lead and cruised to the finish line in the second half thanks to 34-points after the break. Three UK starters scored in double figures in Columbia, but its defense was just as important in the victory, as Mizzou (12-6, 1-3) was held to 22 points or fewer in each half.
     
    A’dia Mathies turned in a characteristically strong outing for Kentucky, dropping 14 points and grabbing five rebounds, and Jennifer O’Neal dropped in 11 more for the UK. Kentucky did not shoot particularly well as a team, but it managed to win the rebound and turnover battles and led by as many as 26 points on its way to a comfortable win.
     
    Sydney Crafton led all Mizzou scorers with 11 points in the losing effort, while Liz Smith was close behind with eight of her own. The Tigers struggled to find the bottom of the net against the stingy Wildcat defense, shooting just 35 percent as a team and hitting only two of their 20 attempts from 3-point range. Missouri committed 18 turnovers on the afternoon that did not help its cause.
     
    Kentucky will return to action on Thursday night against Mississippi State, and Mizzou will not take a week of rest before travelling to face Ole Miss.



    All Five Starters Score in Double Figures to Push Alabama Past Ole Miss

    OXFORD, Miss. – Alabama led from start to finish in Oxford on Sunday afternoon on its way to an 83-75 triumph over Ole Miss. The Crimson Tide (11-6, 1-3 SEC) got an extremely balanced effort in the victory, as all five starters scored in double figures to down the Rebels.

     
    Kaneisha Horn led the way for the Tide with a team-high 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting, and she also grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists in an all-around showing. Diara Moore matched Horn’s output for Ole Miss (7-10, 0-4), scoring 17 points to go along with four boards and five assists for the Rebs. 
     
    The biggest performance of the game actually came off the bench, as Ole Miss’ Tia Faleru poured in a game-high 24 points in relief duty, connecting on 10-of-18 shots in the process.
     
    In addition to Horn, Meghan Perkins (15 points), Shafontaye Meyers (14), Daisha Simmons (11) and Jasmine Robinson (10) all scored in double-digits for the Tide. As a squad Alabama shot almost 50 percent from the field, hitting on 30-of-67 shot attempts, including five from long distance. Conversely, Ole Miss was held below 40 percent from the field while committing 16 turnovers.
     
    Alabama, which will return to the court in one week at Tennessee, led by as many as 15 points in the second half. Ole Miss will also get a week off before its next contest against Mizzou next Sunday at home.



    Vanderbilt Cruises Past Arkansas

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four different Commodores recorded double-digit scoring efforts on Sunday afternoon versus the Arkansas Razorbacks en rout to a 78-58 win at Memorial Gym.
     
    With the win, Vanderbilt is now 13-4 overall and 3-1 in conference action, while the Razorbacks drop to 13-4 on the season and 1-3 in SEC play. The win also makes Vandy 8-0 at Memorial Gym this season and 11-1 all-time versus Arkansas in the building.
     
    Jasmine Lister led the way with a game-high 19 points (7-of-13) and six assists. Christina Foggie finished with 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the field to go along with five rebounds, four assists and two steals. With Foggie’s three made three-point field goals (175), she moved past Paige Redman (173) for seventh all-time in school history for made three-pointers.
     
    Tiffany Clarke scored 10 of her 15 points in the second half on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor. Elan Brown finished one rebound shy of a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Brown also added four assists.
     
    As a team, Vanderbilt dished out 20 assists on the day, while Arkansas only managed 11. The 20 assists marks the fourth time this season in which Vandy has had 20 or more assists in a game and three of those of come in SEC contests.
     
    For the game, the Commodores scorched the Arkansas defense at the tune of 56 percent (28-of-50) from the field and 42 percent (8-of-19) beyond the arc. After turning the ball over 11 times in the first half, the Commodores only turned it over five times in the second half.
     
    Arkansas shot 37 percent from the field, but could not find the range from behind the three-point line, as the Razorbacks converted on 1-of-15 (6.7 percent) tries.



    No. 20 Texas A&M Coasts to Home Victory Over Auburn

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Aggies of Texas A&M shot over 40 percent from 3-point range on Sunday afternoon and never trailed the Auburn Tigers in a 78-58 win at home.
     
    Taxas A&M (12-5, 3-1 SEC) got double-digit scoring contributions from four of its starters, including a game-high 19 points from Kelsey Bone. Bone shot 7-for-13 on the day and added 10 rebounds to round out the double-double performance, and teammate Kristi Bellock joined her in the double-double ranks with a 13-point, 10-rebound outing of her own.
     
    Courtney Walker and Adrienne Pratcher also had impressive days against the Tigers (13-4, 2-2). Walker scored 16 points to go along with six boards and three assists for A&M, while Pratcher hit four of her six field goals en route to 11 points, five assists and two rebounds. As a team, the Aggies shot 48.2 percent from the floor, shooting the lights out compared to the Tigers’ 37.9-percent mark.
     
    Hasina Muhammad scored a team-high 18 points for Auburn in the defeat while also hauling in eight rebounds. Tyrese Tanner scored 15 points for the Tigers, but she and Muhammad were the only Auburn players to record more than three made field goals in College Station.
     
    Texas A&M will now take a week to prepare for its next competition, a trip to Athens to face off with Georgia. Auburn will get ready to host Tennessee on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Eastern.



    Webb's 28-point Outing Lifts LSU Over Mississippi State

    BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU welcomed Mississippi State to town on Sunday afternoon, and thanks to a big-time 28-point performance from Adrienne Webb, the Tigers picked up a 62-42 win over the Bulldogs.
     
    Webb had the hot hand for the Tigers (11-6, 2-2 SEC) on this day, as she hit 9-of-14 field goal attempts in the win and knocked down all six of her attempts from the free throw stripe. Webb’s outstanding performance set the tone for the contest, as LSU would pull away from Mississippi State (8-9, 0-4) early in the second half. The Tigers never trailed in the game and led by as many as 27 throughout.
     
    Theresa Plaisance nearly hit a double-double on the game with 10 points and nine rebounds, and she also facilitated four assists on the day for LSU. Martha Alwal was the only Bulldog to score in double figures in Baton Rouge, notching a double-double with a team-high 17 points and game-high 14 rebounds. Despite her 14-board effort, MSU was still outperformed on the glass by LSU, 35-32.
     
    LSU will not move ahead to a Thursday night tilt with South Carolina in Columbia, while Mississippi State will try to rebound from the loss on Thursday with a tough matchup at Kentucky.