Marcus Thornton scored 16 points and came up with a huge steal late in the game, helping Georgia rally for its third straight Southeastern Conference win with a 69-64 triumph over visiting Mississippi on Tuesday night.
Georgia (12-5, 3-2) trailed 31-25 at halftime, but the Bulldogs found their shooting touch after the break and sealed the victory at the foul line in the final minute.
With Georgia clinging to a 62-60 lead, the Rebels (11-7, 2-3) had the ball, but Thornton stole it from Stefan Moody, who led the Rebels with 26 points.
LSU 79, Florida 61: Jarell Martin scored 22 points, Jordan Mickey added 14 points and 14 rebounds, and LSU (14-4, 3-2 SEC) rolled in Gainesville.
The Gators (10-8, 3-2) lost consecutive conference games for the first time since dropping three in a row late in the 2011-12 season. It was Florida's worst home loss since a 93-75 setback to Ohio State on Nov. 16, 2010.
Davidson 77, No. 22 Dayton 60: Freshman Peyton Aldridge had 22 points and senior Tyler Kalinoski added 21, and sharp-shooting Davidson knocked off visiting Dayton.
Davidson was 12-for-23 from three-point range. Jordan Sibert and Kendall Pollard each had 23 points to pace Dayton (15-3, 5-1), which entered the regular season top 25 this week for the first time since Dec. 7, 2013.
No. 9 Iowa State 77, Kansas State 71: Monte Morris hit a floater with 37 seconds left and host Iowa State held off Kansas State, moving into a tie for first in the Big 12.
Jameel McKay had 15 points off the bench for the Cyclones (14-3, 4-1), who joined No. 11 Kansas atop the league.
Asbury 95, Fisk 72: Kristian Morgan scored 26 points, 18 in the first half, to pace the host Eagles (15-5) past Fisk (0-19).
Ban for Southern Miss
Southern Mississippi has self-imposed a postseason ban for the current basketball season because of an ongoing NCAA inquiry.
The ban is a "result of an ongoing university and NCAA inquiry of the basketball program related to the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years."
Donnie Tyndall was the coach at Southern Miss the past two seasons, but he left to take over at Tennessee.