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    SEC Saturday Men's Hoops Scoreboard

    Kentucky 61, Florida 57
    Ole Miss 81, LSU 67
    Vanderbilt 74, South Carolina 64
    Arkansas 73, Texas A&M 62
    Tennessee 64, Missouri 62 
    Alabama 61, Georgia 58 
    Mississippi State 74, Auburn 71

    Kentucky Upsets Florida

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Julius Mays' hit two key free throws with just under 10 seconds left to put an exclamation point on Kentucky's big comeback from a seven-point margin to upset No. 11 Florida 61-57 at Rupp Arena on Saturday.

    Freshman Archie Goodwin had a team-high 16 points for the Wildcats, who added a key win to their resume as they approach the Southeastern Conference Tournament next week in Nashville. The defending National Champions currently find themselves on the NCAA Tournament bubble. This win over the Gators is UK's second top 25 win of the season.

    Facing a 57-50 deficit, Goodwin took over, adding five straight to bring head coach John Calipari's team to within a basket. Free throws by Ryan Harrow and Willie Cauley-Stein would give the Wildcats a lead they would not relinquish for the remainder of the contest.


    Vanderbilt Downs South Carolina

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rod Odom and Dai-Jon Parker combined for 36 points to pace the Vanderbilt Commodores to a 74-64 win over Eastern Division foe South Carolina on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both squads.

    Parker's 18 were a career-high, as the Gamecocks held off a late charge at home by the Gamecocks. The victory moves Vanderbilt to 14-17 on the season going into next week's Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Commodores have now won six out of their last nine matchups, and will be the No. 10 seed in next week's event.

    The Commodores lead by as many as 12 in the second half. South Carolina high point man was Brenton Williams, who scored 17 in the loss.


    Razorbacks down Aggies in final home game

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –  A total of five University of Arkansas players finished in double-digits as the Razorback men’s basketball team handled the Texas A&M Aggies, 73-62, at Bud Walton Arena on Saturday afternoon. With the win the Razorbacks close the regular season with a 17-1 record at “The Basketball Palace of Mid-America,” tying the school record of 17 wins at home set last season and becoming the first Arkansas team since 1998 to finish the year undefeated in Southeastern Conference play (9-0).

    “It’s a step in the right direction,” head coach Mike Anderson said. “We have to take care of games at home. That’s how you compete for championships. You can see we have more guys now stepping up and playing quality minutes, and it’s good to see that.”  
    Sophomore Mardracus Wade (14), junior Coty Clarke (13), sophomore Rashad Madden (11), freshman Anthlon Bell (10) and junior Marshawn Powell (10) all finished the day in double digits helping Arkansas to the victory over the Aggies. The Razorbacks out-rebounded the Texas A&M, 31-24, and forced 23 Aggie turnovers for their second-highest turnover total on the season. The Razorback bench also stepped up big, contributing to over half of Arkansas 73 points with 39.  
    “It was a game that was our tempo for a while,” Anderson said. “They cut our lead, but I can’t say enough about how our guys stepped up defensively and made plays. It was a good performance by our team.”

    The Razorbacks got things started quickly with Wade draining a three-pointer for the first points of the game. Wade would step up in a big way again, sinking another three to put the Razorbacks up 8-4 for a little cushion. On the ensuing play it was Qualls who laid down a crowd-electrifying dunk off a pass from Wade to take a 10-4 lead. Arkansas would rack up as much as an 18-point lead over the Aggies, but Texas A&M had some fight left in them, going on an 8-0 run with 2:35 remaining in the first as Arkansas experienced some cold shooting. The Aggies would close the gap to seven at the half, 33-26. 
    The Arkansas defense forced 12 turnovers that resulted in 10 Razorback points. Arkansas also picked up seven steals and three blocks in the opening 20 minutes.  The Razorback bench had a big first half accounting for 19 of Arkansas’ 33 points. The bench was led by Bell who went 3-for-4 from the field for eight points. Clarke ended the first with a team-high five boards.
    The Aggies continued to chip into the Razorback lead, coming within four (41-37) after a break-away dunk. Arkansas would then kick things into high gear putting together a 10-0 run in just 2:08 to put the score at 53-39 with 10:18 remaining. Arkansas would keep the Aggies at bay as they stayed up for good from that point, only allowing Texas A&M to come within six points and totaling as much as a 16-point lead during the final 10 minutes of play. Arkansas closed out the game up 73-62.