Kentucky wins SEC men’s basketball title _lowres

Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Arkansas' Bobby Portis battle for possession during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 on Saturday to win the Southeastern Conference regular-season title.

The long-awaited marquee matchup of the SEC’s top two teams belonged to the undefeated Wildcats (29-0, 16-0) on both ends as they earned their 46th league title and halted a three-game losing streak against the Razorbacks (23-6, 12-4).

Tyler Ulis added 14 points and Devin Booker 10 for Kentucky. Michael Qualls had 17 points for Arkansas.

FLORIDA 66, TENNESSEE 49: In Gainesville, Fla., Dorian Finney-Smith had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first game back from suspension, and Florida beat Tennessee to give coach Billy Donovan his 500th career victory.

The Gators (14-15, 7-9) won for just the second time in eight games. Tennessee (14-14, 6-10) lost its fifth straight and ninth in 11 games. Armani Moore led the Vols with 18 points.

TEXAS A&M 80, AUBURN 55: In College Station, Texas, Jalen Jones scored 19 points as Texas A&M ran away from Auburn.

KT Harrell scored 18 points in leading the Tigers (12-17, 4-12), who were without second-leading scorer Antoine Mason, who was with his family following the death of his father, former NBA forward Anthony Mason.

A&M (20-8, 11-5 SEC) continued on a likely quest to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011.

VANDERBILT 73, ALABAMA 66: Nashville, Tenn., Wade Baldwin IV scored 15 points, and Vanderbilt rallied from 14 points down to beat Alabama for its third straight win.

The Commodores (17-12, 7-9) are 6-2 in February after losing their last seven in January.

Matthew Fisher-Davis scored 13 points, James Siakam had 12 and Luke Kornet added 11 for the Commodores. Retin Obasohan scored 16 points for Alabama (17-12, 7-9).

GEORGIA 68, MISSOURI 44: In Athens, Ga., Nemanja Djurisic scored 14 points to lead Georgia.

Georgia (19-9, 10-6) has won three straight games. Missouri (8-21, 2-14) couldn’t manage a second straight win after ending a 13-game losing streak by beating Florida on Tuesday night.

SOUTH CAROLINA 81, MISSISSIPPI STATE 68: In Columbia, S.C., Tyrone Johnson scored a career-high 28 points to lead South Carolina over Mississippi State.

The Gamecocks (14-14, 5-11) led for the final 37 minutes to break a two-game losing streak.

The Bulldogs (12-17, 5-11) shot 59 percent in the first half, but made just three of their first 12 field goals in the second half. Craig Sword led Mississippi State with 26 points.