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February 28 SEC Hoops Recap

Let’s get you caught up on what exactly happened tonight.

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South Carolina 83, LSU 74

The South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the LSU Tigers 83-74 in overtime Wednesday night. The game came down to the wire and LSU’s Tremont Waters hit a big shot late to send the game to OT. It was there though that the Gamecocks would eventually take over and pick up their 16th win of the season. They got 25 points from Frank Booker and 23 from Wesley Myers. Despite no other player having more than eight, they were still able to pick up the near-double digit win. The aforementioned Waters had 19 points, while Skylar Mays and Wayde Sims each had 12.

Kentucky 96, Ole Miss 78

The Kentucky Wildcats continue to keep it moving. The Wildcats won their fourth game in a row, as they defeated the Ole Miss Rebels 96-78. The near-20 point victory was in their grasp for nearly the entire time, as they trailed 2-0 right out of the gate and then 22-21 at one point. But, they were able to roll after that. They led by as many as 20 on their way to their 21st win of the season. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continued to excel, as he picked up 17 points and 10 assists along with seven rebounds, three blocks and a steal. He was 11-13 from the free throw line, as he showed plenty of aggressiveness. Kevin Knox led the way with 22 points, while Wenyen Gabriel had 15, Quade Green and P.J. Washington put up 18 and 10 respectively off the bench. Ole Miss’ Terence Davis led the game with 26 points. They got three other scorers in double figures (Breein Tyree and Bruce Stevens each with 13, Dominik Olejniczak with 10) but UK’s defense kept them pretty grounded otherwise.

Texas A&M 61, Georgia 60

T.J. Starks knocked down a jumper in the final minute to help the Texas A&M Aggies spoil Senior Night for the Georgia Bulldogs. Starks had a team-high 15 points in the win, with seven boards and four assists to go along. The Aggies won the game despite shooting below 40 percent on both 2-point and 3-point field goals. Georgia, also, had weak shooting numbers in what was a pretty ugly game to say the least. A&M even shot below 50 percent from the free throw line. Yeesh. Yante Maten had 16 points, a game-high, in his final game at Stegeman Coliseum.