AUBURN, Ala. — Allen Payne and Josh Wallace each scored 11 points and Auburn held Alabama scoreless for more than nine minutes in the second half of a 49-37 comeback victory in Southeastern Conference men’s basketball Wednesday night.
The Tigers (9-13, 3-6) snapped a six-game losing streak despite managing just 13 points in the first half.
It was a season-low in points for Alabama (14-8, 6-3), which had won six of seven games and five straight in the rivalry. The Tide’s previous low was 50 points.
Payne scored nine points in the second half. Wallace, who was averaging 3.6 points, matched his season high — all in the second half.
Auburn mounted the comeback even with leading scorer Frankie Sullivan missing his first 11 shots in a 1-for-13, four-point performance.
Trevor Releford and Rodney Cooper led Alabama with 11 points each.
Ole Miss 93, Mississippi State 75: In Oxford, Miss., Marshall Henderson scored 31 points, Murphy Holloway added 24 for Ole Miss.
Mississippi State scored the game’s first basket, but then Ole Miss (18-4, 7-2) reeled off 19 straight points and was never seriously challenged the rest of the evening.
The win snapped a two-game skid for the Rebels.
Henderson scored just five points in the first half but hit five 3-pointers in the second half to help Ole Miss stay far out of Mississippi State’s reach.
Holloway shot 9 of 12 from the field and also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.
The Rebels shot 30 of 59 (51 percent) from the field.
Mississippi State (7-14, 2-7) has lost seven straight. Craig Sword led the Bulldogs with 17 points.
Georgia 68, Tennessee 62: In Knoxville, Tenn., Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points and led Georgia’s 3-point shooting onslaught.
Georgia (11-11, 5-4) shot 11 of 20 from 3-point range. Caldwell-Pope was 5 of 7 from beyond the arc. Kenny Gaines added 12 points and Vincent Williams had 10 points for Georgia, which has won four straight conference games for the first time since 2003.
Jordan McRae scored 17 points and Jarnell Stokes had 16 points for Tennessee (11-10, 3-6), which never led all night. Stokes also had 11 rebounds.
Tennessee guard Trae Golden missed his second straight game with a strained right hamstring.
Georgia led 52-43 with less than eight minutes remaining before Tennessee staged a late comeback.
Skylar McBee started the rally by sinking a 3-pointer. Caldwell-Pope answered with a layup for Georgia that made it an eight-point game with 7:19 left.
Stokes scored the game’s next seven points to cut the deficit to a single point. Stokes began with a layup, then delivered a three-point play.
When McRae misfired on two free-throw attempts with 4:58 left, Stokes pulled down an offensive rebound off the second miss, drew a foul and hit both his free throws to reduce Georgia’s lead to 54-53.
Caldwell-Pope answered by sinking a 3-pointer with 4:27 remaining, and the Bulldogs led the rest of the way.