No. 23 Ole Miss holds off Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. — Marshall Henderson scored 15 points and made the game-winning free throws with 7 seconds remaining to lift No. 23 Ole Miss over Auburn 63-61 in Southeastern Conference men’s basketball Saturday night.

Henderson went to the line with the score tied after an off-the-ball foul was called on Shaq Johnson as Ole Miss (17-2, 6-0) was inbounding under its own basket. Frankie Sullivan’s last-second heave for Auburn was off the mark, and the Rebels escaped.

LaDarius White led Ole Miss with 17 points and Jarvis Summers added 14.

Chris Denson had 18 points for Auburn (8-11, 2-4).

No. 8 Florida 82, Mississippi State 47: In Starkville, Miss., Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy each scored 18 points, Patric Young and Scottie Wilbekin added 13 for the Gators (16-2, 6-0), who bolted to a 20-6 lead in less than eight minutes and a 41-19 advantage by halftime.

Fred Thomas led Mississippi State (7-11, 2-4) with 19 points.

NO. 22 MISSOURI 81, VANDERBILT 59: In Columbia, Mo., Jabari Brown scored 21 points, Alex Oriakhi tied a career high with 18 for Missouri.

Missouri (15-4, 4-2) led 49-20 at halftime thanks to an early 32-2 run spanning 11:47.

Rod Odom matched a career high with 17 points for Vanderbilt (8-10, 2-4).

Tennessee 54, Alabama 53: In Knoxville, Tenn., after being shut out for nearly the entire first half, Jordan McRae scored 17 points and made a driving basket with just under a minute left as Tennessee (10-8, 2-4) erased a 10-point deficit.

McRae was held scoreless until the final three seconds of the first half, but he heated up in the second half.

Jarnell Stokes had 15 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for Tennessee. Releford scored 18, Trevor Lacey had 11 and Rodney Cooper added 10 for Alabama (12-7, 4-2).

South Carolina 75, Arkansas 54: In Columbia, S.C., Brian Richardson tied his career high with 20 points and South Carolina matched its total SEC wins from a year ago.

The Gamecocks (12-7, 2-4) trailed by 12 less than five minutes into the game, but turned things around with a 40-11 run the rest of the period. Richardson was a big reason, scoring 11 points off three 3-pointers.

Marshawn Powell had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Razorbacks (12-7, 3-3).

Georgia 59, Texas A&M 52: In College Station, Texas, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 22 points to lead Georgia (8-11, 2-4). Sherrard Brantley had two 3-pointers during a 16-2 run by the Bulldogs to start the second half.

Elston Turner’s 19 points led Texas A&M (12-7, 2-4).