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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Terence Davis had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead surprising Mississippi to an 82-67 upset of No. 11 Auburn. Ole Miss continued its run of strong play under first-year coach Kermit Davis after being widely picked to finish at or near the bottom of the Southeastern Conference. The Rebels led 42-27 at halftime and never trailed in the second half.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Kevaughn Allen scored 18 points and Florida narrowly avoided blowing a large second-half lead for a second straight game in a 57-51 win at Arkansas. The win is the third straight and fifth in the last six games in Fayetteville for the Gators, who were coming off a home loss to South Carolina last week _ a game in which they led by 14 points with 11 minutes remaining.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Rayshaun Hammonds scored 19 points, all in the second half, and Georgia bounced back from an ugly loss in its SEC opener to beat Vanderbilt 82-63. Derek Ogbeide had 15 points and nine rebounds to even its Southeastern Conference record.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has entered his name into the NCAA transfer database portal. The people spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the NCAA list is not publicly accessible. Hurts was a two-year starter before losing the job to Tua Tagovailoa.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jim Chaney is returning to Tennessee for a second stint as the Volunteers' offensive coordinator after spending the last three seasons at Georgia. Tennessee has been seeking an offensive coordinator since Tyson Helton left at the end of the regular season to become Western Kentucky's head coach. Chaney previously was Tennessee's offensive coordinator form 2009-12.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has hired former Miami offensive coordinator Thomas Brown to coach running backs. The school announced the move on Wednesday. Brown takes over for Bobby Bentley, who has moved over to coach tight ends next season. Brown directed the Hurricanes offense and their running backs the past three seasons under head coach Mark Richt.

UNDATED (AP) — The targeting rule could be changed in college football as soon as next season if an American Football Coaches Association proposal is approved by the NCAA Football Rules Committee. The automatic ejection portion of the penalty would not be imposed if the hit is not deemed malicious. Few rules have caused as much consternation as targeting, which is defined as forcible hits above the shoulders of players determined to be defenseless.

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