COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Tyler Ulis put No. 1 Kentucky ahead with a 3-pointer deep in double overtime, and the Wildcats stayed unbeaten in Southeastern Conference men’s basketball, holding off Texas A&M 70-64 on Saturday.
It was tied at 63 when Ulis hit the shot with 1:26 left for his first points. Kentucky (15-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) was coming off an overtime victory over Ole Miss on Tuesday night.
The Aggies (9-5, 0-2) rallied in the final minutes of regulation.
Trey Lyles made two foul shots with 6 seconds left in the first overtime for Kentucky, and Texas A&M took its time before missing a long 3 at the buzzer.
Devin Booker led Kentucky with 18 points, Aaron Harrison had 12 and Andrew Harrison nine.
Danuel House led Texas A&M with 25 points.
NO. 23 ARKANSAS 82, VANDERBILT 70: In Fayetteville, Arkansas, Bobby Portis had a season-high 32 points and Arkansas beat Vanderbilt to improve to 2-0 in the SEC for the first time since the 2007-08 season.
Off to their best start since the 2004-04 season, the Razorbacks (13-2, 2-0) have won seven in a row and 16 straight at home.
Portis was 13 of 18 from the field and also had 11 rebounds. Michael Qualls added 20 points for Arkansas.
Damian Jones and Matthew Fisher-Davis each had 14 points to lead Vanderbilt (11-4, 1-1).
Alabama 56, Tennessee 38: In Knoxville, Tennessee, Alabama guard Rodney Cooper scored 17 points, and Alabama improved its win streak to six games.
Alabama (12-3, 2-0) held the Vols (9-5, 1-1) without a field for more than 14 minutes in the second half to overcome a 6-of-22 performance from the perimeter.
Alabama guard Ricky Tarrant had 14 points and forward Jimmie Taylor added 13.
Josh Richardson had 17 points for Tennessee, which shot 31 percent from the floor.
Tennessee trailed by five points at the half, but Richardson scored eight consecutive points out of the break for a 32-30 lead with 16:50 left.
Cooper sank a key 3-pointer midway through the second half to put Alabama ahead 41-36.
The Vols went 14:06 without a made field goal in the second half following Tennessee forward Derek Reese’s jumper at the 14:44 mark. Alabama outscored Tennessee 18-2 during that span.
Florida 72, Mississippi State 47: In Gainesville, Florida, Eli Carter scored 20 points, and Dorian Finney-Smith added 16 for Florida.
The Gators extended their school record for consecutive victories in SEC play to 23. The latest one was never in doubt, with Florida (9-6, 2-0) opening up a double-digit lead in the first six minutes, going up by more than 20 early in the second half and then coasting down the stretch.
Coach Billy Donovan’s team shot a blistering 62.5 percent in the first half, making 15 of 24 shots.
The Gators looked like they would lead 39-16 at the break, but Demetrius Houston hit a 65-footer at the buzzer. It was one of the few highlights of the night for the Bulldogs (7-8, 0-2), who have lost eight of their last 10.
Mississippi State lost its first two conference games for the first time since 2006 and extended its road-losing streak to 20 games.
Ole Miss 65, South Carolina 49: In Oxford, Mississippi, Jarvis Summers scored 20 points, Stefan Moody added 16 for Ole Miss.
Moody scored all of his points, including three 3-pointers, in the second half to lead the Rebels to a relatively easy victory. Sebastian Saiz added 10 points and five rebounds.
Ole Miss (10-5, 1-1) never trailed, though South Carolina tied the game at 33 early in the second half. The Rebels responded with five straight points and the Gamecocks never seriously threatened again.
South Carolina (9-5, 0-2) has lost two straight following a seven-game winning streak. Tyrone Johnson led the Gamecocks with 13 points.
South Carolina shot just 18-of-48 (37.5 percent) from the field, including 4-of-20 (20 percent) from 3-point range.
Auburn 85, Missouri 79: In Auburn, Alabama,Cinmeon Bowers had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead Auburn.
Malcolm Canada scored the final six points for Auburn (9-6, 1-1), which trailed by eight points early in the second half.
Keith Shamburger led Missouri (7-8, 1-1) with a season-high 21 points, making 5-of-9 on 3-pointers.
Bowers powered for a basket with 1:30 left, flexing his biceps for the crowd before the first of his three straight free throw misses. Wes Clark then hit a 3-pointer with 1:21 left for his eighth straight point, making it 79-77.
Canada hit a jumper and then made four consecutive free throws over the final 21 seconds left to seal the win while Missouri missed three straight 3-pointers.
KT Harrell added 14 points for Auburn while K.C. Ross-Miller had 13 points and five assists before fouling out. Canada scored 10 points.