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    Women's Basketball RESULTS
    South Carolina 67, Florida 56
    Georgia 55, Vanderbilt 50
    LSU 67, Texas A&M 52
    Mizzou 88, Alabama 64
    Arkansas 93, Ole Miss 52
    Auburn 74, Mississippi State 65
    Kentucky 78, Tennessee 65

    South Carolina Uses Big Second Half to Down Florida

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina welcomed Florida to Columbia on Sunday afternoon, and the Gamecocks sent the Gators back to Gainesville with a 67-56 loss. USC (23-6, 11-5 Southeastern Conference) used a 42-point second half to create separation and pick up their 11th SEC win of the year.
    Ashley Bruner set the tone for the Gamecocks with a team-high 16 points to go along with eight boards. Bruner connected on six of her 15 shots on the afternoon and South Carolina shot 41.5 percent from the floor as a team. USC forced the Gators (17-13, 6-10) into 23 turnovers while limiting UF to just 13 assists on the offensive end.
    Aleighsa Welch had a solid outing for the Gamecocks, racking up a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Ieasia Walker chipped in 14 points of her own while dishing out eight assists, and Tiffany Mitchell added seven points in the win as well. 
    Florida went into the half tied with South Carolina, but the Gators were outscored by 11 points in the final 20 minutes. USC led by as many as 14 points throughout the second half.

    Hassell Leads UGA Past Vanderbilt in Athens

    ATHENS, Ga. – Jasmine Hassell scored 16 points for Georgia on Sunday and the Lady Bulldogs took down Vanderbilt, 55-50. UGA (24-5, 12-4 Southeastern Conference) led for the final 32 minutes of the game en route to the win, its 12th conference victory of the season.
    Jasmine James did her part for the Dawgs with 10 points and five assists on the afternoon, while Shacobia Barbee and Tiaria Griffin added eight points apiece. Hassell connected on six of her 13 field goal attempts on the afternoon, and UGA held on in the second half after limiting the Commodores (19-10, 9-7) to just 18 points in the opening half.
    Jasmine Lister dropped a game-high 17 for Vandy in the loss, knocking down six of her 14 shots and recording three assists and two boards. Tiffany Clarke added 13 points for the ’Dores and fell just short of the double-double effort with nine rebounds. Morgan Batey added nine and nine for Vandy off the bench, but it was not quite enough to knock off the Dawgs in Athens.
    Next up for both teams in next weekend’s SEC Tournament.

    Late Run Boosts LSU Over Texas A&M

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – LSU used a 23-8 run to close the game and take down Texas A&M on the road on Sunday by a final score of 67-52. Theresa Plaisance led the way for the Tigers (19-10, 10-6 Southeastern Conference) with 16 points and six rebounds in the victory.
    LSU and TAMU (21-9, 11-5) were locked at 44 with 9:38 to play in the second half, but that’s when the Tigers took over. The Tigers trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half before the rally. 
    Danielle Ballard notched a double-double for LSU with 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, while Bianca Lutley added 14 points and five assists. Adrienne Webb also cracked into double digits in the scoring column with 11 points and LSU shot 51 percent from the field as a unit.
    Texas A&M only managed to convert on 33 percent of its field goals in the loss, and the Aggies were 0-for-8 from beyond the 3-point line. Kelsey Bone led the scoring effort with 13 points, and Courtney Williams chipped in 11 points of her own. 
    LSU was able to overcome 16 giveaways on the afternoon, as a hot shooting day ultimately proved to be too much for A&M to handle.

    Mizzou Sprints Past Bama 

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Mizzou hit the road on Sunday for an afternoon showdown with Alabama, and the Tigers turned it into a blowout by downing Bama 88-64. Bri Kulas had a huge day for the Tigers, (17-13, 6-10 Southeastern Conference), dropping in 23 points while hauling in 14 rebounds.
    Alabama (12-17, 2-14) held a three-point lead in the early going, but that was the only lead the Tide would hold all afternoon. Missouri ran away from Bama, leading by as many as 32 points throughout the game and sprinting to a 41-23 advantage at the half.
    Mizzou hit 46 percent of its shots on the day while limiting Alabama to just 32 percent from the floor, and the Tigers knocked down 13 3-pointers in the process. Liz Smith and Liene Priede scored 11 points apiece for Missouri in the victory, and the Tigers dominated on the glass to out-rebound Bama 49 to 30.
    Daisha Simmons led Alabama with 17 points, while Jasmine Robinson chipped in 11 points and five boards. Alabama turned the ball over 10 times in the loss, and the large rebounding disparity to did not help matters for the Crimson Tide.

    Arkansas Blows Out Ole Miss

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Sarah Watkins poured in 22 points for Arkansas on Saturday to lead the Razorbacks to a 93-52 triumph over Ole Miss. Watkins’ seven-for-eight performance from the field helped Arkansas (18-11, 6-10 Southeastern Conference) shoot 60 percent as a team on the afternoon en route to the runaway victory.
    Part of the Razorbacks’ big shooting day was a 12-for-23 mark from 3-point distance. The Hogs shot the lights out in Fayetteville while also turning in a solid defensive showing that limited Ole Miss (9-20, 2-14) to just 30 percent shooting. Arkansas led by as many as 44 points during the game, cruising to the finish after a 46-point first half provided some cushion.
    Watkins’ big day led the way for Arkansas, but she had some help. Quistelle Williams scored 16 points to go along with six rebounds on the day, and Erin Gatling added 13 points, three assists and two boards of her own. Dominique Wilson chipped in 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists as well, and the Hogs made it look easy against Ole Miss.
    Valencia McFarland scored a team-high 16 points for the Rebels, but she was the only player from Ole Miss to score in double figures. Ole Miss turned the ball over 14 times in the losing effort, and Arkansas was able to overcome 15 giveaways of its own thanks in part to 29 assists on the other end.

    Auburn Takes Down Mississippi State 

    AUBURN, Ala. – Blanche Alverson dropped 32 points for Auburn on Sunday afternoon and the Tigers never trailed in a 74-65 victory over visiting Mississippi State. Auburn (16-13, 5-11 Southeastern Conference) never trailed at any point in the game, leading by as many as 16 throughout.
    Alverson’s big scoring effort was the product of a 12-for-16 shooting performance, which helped the Tigers shoot 48 percent from the floor as a team. The Tigers knocked down six 3-pointers on the day and forced Mississippi State (13-16, 5-11) into 31 turnovers on the defensive end. 
    Tyrese Tanner did her part in the win, scoring 19 points on six-of-15 shooting for AU.
    Mississippi State lost despite a balanced scoring effort from the starting lineup. Four MSU starters scored in double figures on the day, led by Martha Alwal and Kendra Grant, who scored 15 apiece. Jerica James and Carnecia Williams scored 12 each for the Bulldogs, but it was not enough to keep pace with Auburn. 
    MSU had a great shooting day in the defeat, connecting on over 50 percent of its field goal attempts. 

    Mathies Leads Kentucky Past No. 8 Tennessee

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 10 Kentucky used a 19-6 run in the second half to knock off No. 8 Tennessee by a final score of 78-65. A’dia Mathies led the effort for the Wildcats with 16 points in the victory, 13 of which came in the decisive second half.
    Jennifer O’Neill came up big for Kentucky (25-4, 13-3 Southeastern Conference) with four 3-pointers on the afternoon. After taking a four-point advantage into the half, UK dropped 42 points on the Lady Vols (23-6, 14-2) in the final 20 minutes to pull away and notch its 13th SEC win of the season.
    Samarie Walker rounded out the day with 10 points for the Wildcats, and head coach Matthew Mitchell recorded his 139th career win. The victory means that Kentucky has claimed the No. 2 seed in the upcoming SEC Tournament, behind the regular season champion Lady Vols. 
    Tennessee was playing without the services of center Isabelle Harrison, who sustained a knee injury on Thursday.