Marcus Thornton said giving Florida its first Southeastern Conference loss since 2013 wasn't extra motivation for Georgia.
Thornton insisted he didn't even know about Florida's long run of Southeastern Conference wins until after he helped end the streak.
Thornton and Kenny Gaines scored 16 points apiece and Georgia, which never trailed, beat visiting Florida 73-61 on Saturday to end the Gators' streak of 24 straight SEC wins.
Georgia (11-5, 2-2 SEC) scored the first 12 points. Florida cut the deficit to two points early in the second half but couldn't complete the comeback.
Florida (10-7, 3-1) had not lost in the SEC since falling to Mississippi in the 2013 SEC Tournament championship game. The Gators were a perfect 18-0 in the SEC in 2014 before winning the conference tournament and then winning their first three SEC games this season.
"I didn't even realize that until now," Thornton said after the game. "We knew that we had to get a win and that was our goal."
It was the second straight SEC win for the Bulldogs following an 0-2 start.
Texas A&M 67, LSU 64: Danuel House scored four of his 18 points in the final 23 seconds, and Texas A&M erased a 13-point second-half deficit for its first road victory this season. Jordan Mickey had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots for LSU.
Tennessee 59, Missouri 51: Armani Moore scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Kevin Punter added 12 points to lead the Volunteers to wins in back-to-back SEC road games for the first time since 2009.
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No. 2 Virginia 66, Boston College 51: Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points, Anthony Gill had 11 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers pulled away in the second half.
Unbeaten Virginia (17-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) continued its best start since the Ralph Sampson-led 1980-81 team won its first 23 games.
Olivier Hanlan scored 18 points with six assists, and Patrick Heckmann had 15 points to lead Boston College (8-8, 0-4).
No. 3 Gonzaga 72, Loyola Marymount 55: Gary Bell Jr. led four players in double figures with 17 points as the Bulldogs pulled away for their 11th straight win over the Lions.
Kevin Pangos added 16 points and six assists, Bryon Wesley had 14 points and Kentucky transfer Kyle Wiltjer 12 points for Gonzaga (18-1, 7-0 West Coast Conference). They've won 10 in a row since their only loss in overtime to Arizona on Dec. 6.
No. 10 Arizona 69, No. 8 Utah 51: Stanley Johnson scored all 18 of his points in the second half and T.J. McConnell added 16 points in a rare display of offensive aggression for the Wildcats (16-2, 4-1 Pac-12).
Arizona grabbed 21 more rebounds than the Utes (14-3, 4-1), including 17 on the offensive glass that led to 18 second-chance points, in the Pac-12's first game between Top 10 teams in nearly seven years.
No. 20 Texas 77, No. 16 West Virginia 50: Cam Ridley scored 19 points and set the tone with a thunderous early dunk as the Longhorns (13-4, 2-2 Big 12) snapped a two-game skid.
Gary Browne scored 14 points for West Virginia (15-3, 3-2), which got into foul trouble early and shot just 25 percent in dropping its first loss away from home this season.
Eastern Ky. 78, SIU-Edwardsville 62: Eric Stutz had a career-high 24 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Colonels. He went 7-for-9 from the field and 8-for-8 from the charity stripe.
Eastern Kentucky (11-6, 3-1 Ohio Valley) trailed 33-32 at halftime, but opened the second half with a 13-2 run to make it 45-35 with 14 minutes to play.
Eastern Ill. 65, Morehead St. 62: Cornell Johnston scored 22 points to lead the Panthers in their ninth straight victory.
Morehead State's Billy Reader made a layup to cut the lead to one with seven seconds left. Johnston answered with two free throws with six seconds left and Corban Collins missed a three-pointer at the buzzer for the Eagles (7-13, 2-3).
Western Ky. 65, Fla. International 58: George Fant (Warren Central) had 20 points and 11 rebounds — his sixth straight double-double — to lead the Hilltoppers (12-5, 5-0 Conference USA) to their seventh straight win.
Justin Johnson (Perry Central) added 11 points for Western Kentucky, which is 5-0 in conference play for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
Murray St. 91, Tennessee St. 72: Jarvis Williams finished with 21 points and six rebounds to lead the Racers.
T.J. Sapp had 18 points, including five three-pointers and six assists, Cameron Payne contributed 14 points and nine assists and Jeffery Moss added 13 points and two three-pointers for Murray State (15-4, 4-0 OVC).
Northern Ky. 66, S.C. Upstate 65: Jalen Billups scored 16 points on 7-for-7 shooting and had eight rebounds, and the visiting Norse (8-10, 2-1 Atlantic Sun Conference) rallied from 11 points down in the second half.
Bluffton 72, Transylvania 65: Joshua Woodrich led four Beavers (8-7, 4-4 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) in double-digit scoring.
Alex Jones (St. Xavier) paced Transylvania (6-9, 3-5) with 23 points.
Pikeville 72, Cumberland 59: Macari Brooks connected on 10 of his 11 shots for 24 points to lead the Bears (17-1, 6-1 MSC) to their 11th straight win.
Alice Lloyd 77, Ind.-Southeast 76: Cody Stumbo (South Warren) had 21 points and nine rebounds, Tyler Rogers (Paul Dunbar) added 13 and 12, and the Eagles (9-11, 4-1 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) won their fourth game in five outings.
Centre 58, Sewanee 45: Sam Gruber (Oldham County) and Josh Karsner (Bluegrass United) each scored 14 as the Colonels (11-3, 2-2 Southern Athletic Association) handed Sewanee (9-6, 3-1) its first conference loss.
William & Mary 85, Towson 72: Omar Prewitt (Montgomery County) scored 14 points to go with two assists and two blocks in the Tribe's win at Towson, Md. Jack Whitman, a freshman out of Lexington Catholic, added four points and two assists off the bench.
Xavier 62, Marquette 58: Remy Abell (Lou. Eastern)scored 15 points, all on three-pointers, in the Musketeers' win in Cincinnati.
SIU-Edwardsville 71, Eastern Ky. 61: The Cougars won their fifth straight by knocking off the host Colonels.
Sidney Smith scored all of her team-leading 18 points in the first half for SIU-Edwardsville (10-9, 5-1 OVC). She hit six of the Cougars' season-high eight three-pointers.
Michaela Hunter (Rockcastle County) paced Eastern Kentucky (6-9, 1-4) with 19 points.
Western Kentucky 81, Fla. International 42: The Hilltoppers won their 13th straight and earned back-to-back 30-point wins for the first time while keeping FIU (3-13, 0-5) winless in Conference USA.
Kendall Noble, a former standout at Perry County Central, had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Hilltoppers in both categories.
Western Kentucky (16-2, 5-0) defeated Florida Atlantic 80-43 on Thursday.
Belmont 79, Murray St. 68: Frankie Joubran had 20 points and 14 rebounds to give the Bruins (5-14, 2-4) their first OVC road win.
Adrienne Tarrence (Bowling Green) chipped in six points, four rebounds, four assists and a block for Belmont.
Olivia Cunningham's 16 points led Murray State (5-13, 0-5).
Northern Kentucky 77, S.C. Upstate 74: Rianna Gayheart (Owen County) scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack by the Norse (11-7, 2-1 ASC) which included five double-digit scorers.
Transylvania 87, Bluffton 72: Katelyn Smith (Perry County Central) had 27 points while Nicole Coffman (Casey County) chipped in 17 for the Pioneers (14-1, 8-0 HCAC).
Jordin Fender (Paul Dunbar) added 16 points and seven assists for Transy.
Pikeville 69, Cumberland 65: Kandice Porter (Sheldon Clark) had 10 points, five rebounds, four blocks and a career-high four steals for the Bears (15-5, 3-4 MSC), winners of six of their last seven.
Ind.-Southeast 83, Alice Lloyd 68: Heather Wheat's 24 points paced the Grenadiers (13-6, 4-1 KIAC), who completed a season sweep of the Eagles (6-11, 2-4).
Carla Booth (Sheldon Clark) led Alice Lloyd with 27 points and five assists.
Sewanee 71, Centre 62: Maggie Hartlage (Assumption) had 19 points while Michele Judy (Walton-Verona) added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Colonels (6-8, 2-2 SAA).