LEXINGTON, Ky. — Elston Turner scored 40 points for Texas A&M, and the Aggies topped Kentucky on the road in men’s college basketball Saturday, 83-71, for their first road conference win as members of the Southeastern Conference.
The loss was the first home conference loss in John Calipari’s tenure as Kentucky’s coach. Kentucky had won 24 straight home SEC games before Saturday.
Texas A&M (12-3, 2-0) held an advantage as large as nine points early in the second half, but the Wildcats took a lead with a 12-2 run, a lead they stretched to four points.
With the game tied at 63 with 4:04 to play, Aggies guard Fabyon Harris hit a jumper to help send them on a string of 11 straight points to close out the game. Harris scored nine points in that stretch for the Aggies and finished with 14.
Nerlens Noel finished with 15 points, 11 rebounds, seven blocks, six assists and four steals for the Wildcats. Archie Goodwin led the Wildcats with 17 points.
Ole Miss 64, No. 10 Missouri 49: In Oxford, Miss., Murphy Holloway scored 22 points, Jarvis Summers added 12 for Ole Miss.
Ole Miss (13-2, 2-0) led the entire game, jumping out to an early 9-0 lead thanks to timely shooting and superior defense. Holloway was nearly unstoppable in the paint, shooting 8-of-12 shots from the field and 6-of-10 from the line.
Missouri (12-3, 1-1) was without leading scorer Laurence Bowers, who is out with a sprained MCL in his right knee. The Tigers were led by 13 points from Jabari Brown.
Mississippi State 72, Georgia 61: In Athens, Ga., Jalen Steele scored a career-high 21 points, and Craig Sword added 14 for Mississippi State.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 16 points for Georgia (6-9, 0-2).
Steele’s consecutive 3-pointers gave Mississippi State (7-7, 2-0) an 11-point lead with 5:02 remaining.
Auburn 74, South Carolina 71: In Columbia, S.C., Frankie Sullivan scored 17 points, and Rob Chubb added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Auburn.
The Tigers (8-7, 2-0) survived a game with 27 lead changes.
Auburn took the lead for good after Sullivan’s two free throws with 2:41 to go to put the Tigers ahead 73-71
South Carolina fell to 10-5, 0-2.
Alabama 68, Tennessee 65: In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Trevor Lacey and Trevor Releford each scored 15 points for Alabama.
Releford scored all of his points in the second half and made two free throws with eight seconds left for the Crimson Tide (9-6, 1-1). Then Trae Golden missed a potential tying 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the Volunteers (8-6, 0-2) to their third straight loss.
Jordan McRae Steele scored 21 points for Tennessee in his third straight game with 20-plus points.
Arkansas 56, Vanderbilt 33: In Fayetteville, Ark., Marshawn Powell scored 17 points and BJ Young added 14 for Arkansas.
Powell scored the first eight points for the Razorbacks (10-5, 1-1) and added six rebounds and six steals.
Sheldon Jeter had 8 points to lead the Commodores (6-8, 0-2).