SEC Saturday Recap: Upsets, blowouts highlight weekend action

This weekend’s SEC basketball slate featured several surprising results despite not featuring any ranked-vs-ranked matchups.

The SEC weekend kicked off in Knoxville with No. 5 Tennessee hosting a struggling Kentucky squad who recently dropped a home loss to South Carolina. Behind Oscar Tshiebwe’s double-double, Kentucky was able to snap a two-game losing streak by upsetting the Volunteers, 63-56.

Conference woes continued for No. 15 Arkansas, as they dropped their third straight game on Saturday. The Razorbacks allowed Vanderbilt to score 63 second-half points en route to a 97-84 loss to the Commodores in Nashville.

The second window of games featured two blowouts, one involving No. 4 Alabama. Crimson Tide freshman Brandon Miller dropped 31 points in Alabama’s 106-66 win over LSU at Coleman Coliseum.

Following a surprising win over Kentucky on Tuesday, South Carolina returned to Columbia in hopes to unleash their newfound confidence on an improved Texas A&M team. However, the game proved to be a hangover from such a thrilling win, as the Gamecocks fell to Texas A&M, 94-53. The Aggies led the Gamecocks 50-18 at halftime.

Here’s a full look at the weekend that was in the SEC.

Kentucky 63 No. 5 Tennessee 56

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Kentucky: Oscar Tshiebwe (15 points, 13 rebounds)

Tennessee: Uros Plavsic (19 points, 3 rebounds)

Georgia 62 Ole Miss 58

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Georgia: Terry Roberts (14 points, 7 rebounds)

Ole Miss: Matthew Murrell (13 points, 4 rebounds)

 

Vanderbilt 97 No. 15 Arkansas 84

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Vanderbilt: Tyrin Lawrence (22 points, 5 rebounds)

Arkansas: Ricky Council IV (24 points, 3 rebounds)

Florida 73 No. 20 Missouri 64

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Florida: Colin Castleton (16 points, 13 rebounds)

Missouri: Kobe Brown (21 points, 6 rebounds)

No. 4 Alabama 106 LSU 66

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Alabama: Brandon Miller (31 points, 9 rebounds)

LSU: Cam Hayes (10 points, rebound)

Texas A&M 94 South Carolina 53

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Texas A&M: Wade Taylor IV (20 points, 5 rebounds)

South Carolina: Zachary Davis (13 points, 2 rebounds)

No. 22 Auburn 69 Mississippi State 63

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Auburn: Jaylin Williams (21 points, 7 rebounds)

Mississippi State: Tolu Smith (20 points, 10 rebounds)

Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire