Gerald Robinson scored 16 points as Georgia bounced back from a sluggish start to rout LSU 73-53 Wednesday night for its 20th victory, ensuring a winning record in the Southeastern Conference and perhaps a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The host Bulldogs (20-9, 9-6) trailed 13-4 in the early going, but woke up in time to lead at halftime. They blew it open in the second half, putting on an impressive dunking display against the overmatched Tigers (11-19, 3-12), who have lost 12 of their last 13 games.
Georgia goes into the finale at SEC West leader Alabama assured of its first 20-win regular season that actually counts since 1996-97, Tubby Smith's final year as coach. There was another in 2001-02 under Jim Harrick, but it was wiped out by a pay-for-play and academic scandal that sent the program into a long tailspin.
Ralston Turner led LSU with 18 points.
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Auburn 76, Mississippi 73: Chris Denson hit four straight free throws in the final 35 seconds to help Auburn come back and beat the visiting Rebels.
The Tigers (10-19, 3-12 SEC) rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit and survived a wild final sequence when the teams swapped turnovers in a 2-second span.
Ole Miss (18-12, 6-9) had a couple of chances for the go-ahead basket in the final seconds before Dundrecous Nelson's long three-point try hit the backboard.