Trae Golden scored 17 points, Jeronne Maymon added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Tennessee upset No. 8 Florida 75-70 Saturday, ending the Gators' home-winning streak at 19. Coming off a 20-point loss at top-ranked Kentucky, Florida trailed by double digits early and never mustered anything resembling a comeback.
The Gators played most of the game without their top two reserves, guard Mike Rosario (hip) and forward Will Yeguete (head injury). Forward Cody Larson also was out because of a stomach virus.
Florida (19-6, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) lost consecutive games for the first time this season. The Volunteers (13-12, 5-5) swept the series for the first time since 2009.
Louisiana State 67, Alabama 58: Justin Hamilton scored 12 of his team-high 21 points in the second half, and LSU held off the suspension-riddled Tide at home. Rodney Cooper scored a career-high 28 points for Alabama (16-8, 5-5), which played without its top three scorers and top two rebounders because of four suspensions in a span of six days. Shortly before the game, Alabama announced that three regulars — including leading scorer and rebounder JaMychal Green — had been suspended earlier in the day for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Also suspended Saturday were Trevor Releford and Andrew Steele. The trio was driven home by a graduate assistant. Tony Mitchell was suspended last Monday for conduct detrimental to the team.
Georgia 70, Mississippi State 68 (OT): Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points, including a crucial three-pointer late in overtime, and the Bulldogs won on the road. Georgia (12-12, 3-7) earned its first SEC road win this season and its second road victory overall.
Arkansas 76, South Carolina 65: BJ Young scored 27 points Saturday as Arkansas set a record for victories at Bud Walton Arena. The win improved the Razorbacks (17-8, 5-5 SEC) to 17-0 in Fayetteville this season, the most wins in one season since the arena opened in 1993.
Mississippi 61, Auburn 54: Murphy Holloway scored 20 points, including 14 straight to highlight a second-half comeback, as Mississippi (15-9, 5-5 SEC) won at home and snapped a two-game losing streak.
No. 11 Michigan St. 58, No. 3 Ohio St. 48: Adreian Payne scored 15 points, Draymond Green had 12, and the Spartans ended the Buckeyes' 39-game home winning streak. MSU (20-5, 9-3) pulled into a tie with OSU (21-4, 9-3) for first place in the Big Ten. Jared Sullinger had 17 points and 16 rebounds for Ohio State but was 5-for-15 from the field.
No. 2 Syracuse 85, Connecticut 67: Scoop Jardine sparked a game-deciding rally with three-pointers on consecutive possessions in the closing minutes, and the Orange won at home. Jardine had a season-high 21 points as Syracuse (25-1, 12-1 Big East) earned its fifth consecutive win since suffering its only loss of the season at Notre Dame.
No. 4 Missouri 72, No. 6 Baylor 57: Phil Pressey scored 19 points, and four of the host Tigers' season-best 14 three-pointers, helping Mizzou pull away in the second half. Sixth man Michael Dixon also had four threes, and Marcus Denmon added three for Missouri (23-2, 10-2 Big 12), which shot 50 percent from long range.
No. 9 Murray State 82, Austin Peay 62: Isaiah Canaan had 23 points and six assists as the host Racers bounced back from their first loss of the season Thursday. Ivan Aska and Jewuan Long added 12 points for Murray (24-1, 12-1 Ohio Valley Conference).
Wichita St. 89, No. 17 Creighton 68: Joe Ragland scored 24 points, Ben Smith matched his career high with 22, and Wichita State (22-4, 13-2) got is 12th win in 13 games, while the Bluejays (21-5, 11-4) lost their third straight.
Princeton 70, No. 25 Harvard 62: Ian Hummer had 20 points, and host Princeton beat 9 handed the Crimson their first Ivy League loss of the season.
Transylvania 72, Manchester 52: Ethan Spurlin had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Barrett Meyer hit five three-pointers on his way to 17 points as the host Pioneers won their 10th straight and clinched the Heartland Conference regular-season title, their first since 2009.
Shawnee State 63, Georgetown 59: Tyler Morgan led four players in double figures with 15 points, and the Bears handed the No. 8 Tigers their fourth straight road loss.
Troy 83, Western Kentucky 77: Alan Jones scored 18 points to pace five in double figures for Troy, snapping a four-game losing streak for the Trojans and handing the Toppers their fourth straight defeat.
No. 20 Louisville 89, Syracuse 62: Becky Burke made eight of the host Cardinals' school-record 18 threes and scored a career-high 28 points as U of L snapped a three-game losing streak. Burke tied a team record for threes after going scoreless in her last two games.
Eastern Kentucky 78, Morehead State 68: The Lady Colonels trailed by six at halftime and by nine with 19:37 left but outscored the visiting Eagles 45-29 in the second half.
Alex Jones led EKU (12-12, 7-6 OVC) with 17 points, five assists and three steals.
Transylvania 62, Manchester 56: Nicole Coffman scored 21 points and hit all 10 of her foul shots, and Alex McKenzie added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Transy got its fourth win in five games.