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Last Night in SEC Basketball: January 17

Here’s what went down.

NCAA Basketball: Alabama at Louisiana State Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama 70, Missouri 60

The Alabama Crimson Tide notched another win under their belt against the reeling Missouri Tigers. Donta Hall put up 12 & 11 and helped lead the Tide to a 70-60 victory over the Tigers. Avery Johnson Jr. scored 14 off the bench in just 18 minutes of action, getting quite a lot of traction as a result. The Tigers got 13 points from Javon Pickett and Mark Smith, but lacked everywhere else en route to their sixth loss of the season and third in SEC play.

Auburn 85, Texas A&M 66

The Auburn Tigers continue to hold fast in a solid SEC conference. The Tigers blanketed the Texas A&M Aggies 85-66 on the road. 4 Players for the Tigers were in double figures, with Bryce Brown leading the way with 22. Anfernee McLemore contributed 13 points in just 19 minutes off the bench. Texas A&M struggled mightily when it came to shooting, just 38% as a team and 29%% from behind the arc.

South Carolina 74, Vanderbilt 71

Frank Martin’s South CarolinaGamecocks pulled off an amazing comeback on the road in Nashville. Rallying from 12 down early in the first half, A.J Lawson kept the Gamecocks close, eventually sealing the game with two free throws to defeat the Vanderbilt Commodores. He finished with 24 points. Aaron Nesmith, The leading scorer for Vanderbilt with 23 in the game, missed the game-winning three-pointer as time expired. South Carolina remains perfect in conference play.