LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ryan Harrow’s 19 points led Kentucky as every starter reached double figures, and the Wildcats dominated outmanned Mississippi State for an 85-55 Soputheastern Conferen men’s basketball victory Wednesday night, the Wildcats’ third in a row.
Alex Poythress added 16 points, Willie Cauley-Stein 12 and Julius Mays and Archie Goodwin 11 each as Kentucky (20-8, 11-4) pulled within a game of first-place Florida with two games remaining.
The Wildcats also improved to 3-1 since freshman center Nerlens Noel’s season-ending knee injury on Feb. 12.
Ole Miss 82, Texas A&M 73: In Oxford, Miss., Marshall Henderson scored 18 points, and Murphy Holloway added 16 points for Ole Miss.
Ole Miss (21-7, 10-5) earned another crucial win as it tries to solidify a case for the NCAA tournament. The Rebels haven’t been to the Big Dance since 2002 — the longest drought in the SEC.
Henderson hit five of his six 3-pointers in the second half to help the Rebels pull away after leadsing 37-31 at halftime. Jarvis Summers scored 15 points and Reginald Buckner added 12 points and three blocked shots.
Elston Turner led Texas A&M (16-12, 6-9) with 25 points.
Vanderbilt 63, Georgia 62: In Nashville, Tenn., Kevin Bright hit a pull-up jumper with 0.6 seconds left, and Vanderbilt rallied from a 17-point deficit.
The Commodores (12-15, 6-9) now have won three of their last four, trying to play their way up from the league’s bottom four teams and avoid playing on the opening night of the SEC tournament in two weeks.
Kedren Johnson scored 17 points for the Commodores (12-15, 6-9), and Sheldon Jeter scored 14, all in the second half.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds for Georgia (13-15, 7-8).