Let’s get down to business here.
The Florida Gators forced overtime on a KeVaughn Allen 3-pointer with three seconds left. A run in overtime gave the Gators a 90-86 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels. Allen and Noah Locke, to no surprise, were integral in the victory as they scored 43 of Florida’s 90 points. Locke led the way with 22 while Allen merely trailed with 21. Keyontae Johnson also contributed in a big way, with 15 points on a 7-for-11 mark from the field. The loss spoiled a tremendous performance from Ole Miss’ Terence Davis. Davis scored a game-high 26 points and was 8-for-17 from the field and 8-for-10 from the FT line. Davis also added 12 rebounds AND five assists with a steal, to boot. Breein Tyree chipped in 20 points and KJ Buffen added 17 points off the bench. Both teams are now 4-3 in conference play. — Chris Novak
What was a close game at half was blown wide open by the Auburn Tigers (14-6, 3-4). The Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 92-58 win over the Missouri Tigers (10-9, 1-6). It was the biggest win in SEC play ever at Auburn Arena. After starting out the game 5-21 from the 3-point line, the orange Tigers picked it up, drilling 11 of their 20 attempts in the second half. They did so on the way to a 58-point half and stymied the Mizzou offense on the other end, limiting them to just 27 points. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl spoke glowingly about Chuma Okeke after the game, and for good reason, as he finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Auburn will hope to start a winning streak vs. the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, while Mizzou hosts the Vanderbilt Commodores. — Zach Remelius
The LSU Tigers improved to 7-0 in SEC play with a 72-57 victory over Texas A&M in College Station. Tremont Waters had a season-high 36 points and made a career-high six three-pointers in the win. This is LSU’s first 7-0 SEC start since their 2005-06 Final Four season. A&M falls to 1-6 in conference play as their season continues to get away from them. TJ Starks had 21 points and Josh Nebo had a 16 point 11 rebound double-double, but it wasn’t enough for the Aggies as Waters was able to do whatever he wanted against their defense. LSU will look to stay perfect as they host Arkansas on Saturday, while A&M is faced with the enviable task of welcoming Tennessee to College Station — Robert O’Neill