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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — For a struggling Missouri men’s basketball team, even an NCAA record-breaking night wasn’t enough for a win. After sinking 31 free throws in its weekend loss to Alabama, the Tigers (9-9, 1-5 Southeastern Conference) continued their streak with 23 foul shots in a row against Texas A&M. The 54 consecutive free throws broke the NCAA record of 50 set by Wake Forest in 2005.But it wasn’t enough — Josh Nebo and his 14 points overpowered a sloppy Missouri team to a 66-64 Aggies win.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Fulkerson scored a career-high 18 points and matched a career high with 10 rebounds as Tennessee trounced Mississippi 73-48 to hand the Rebels their sixth consecutive loss. Tennessee (12-6, 4-2 SEC) won for the fourth time in five games while Ole Miss remained winless in Southeastern Conference competition. The Rebels (9-9, 0-5) have been one of the SEC’s biggest disappointments thus far after earning a surprising NCAA Tournament berth last year in coach Kermit Davis’ debut season. Ole Miss’ Breein Tyree scored 18 points but shot just 7 of 22.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ashton Hagans scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half and No. 15 Kentucky used a 14-4 run to pull away and beat Georgia 89-79. The Wildcats had to work to put away the stubborn Bulldogs, who overcame missing 11 consecutive first-half shots to trail 41-35 at halftime. Rayshaun Hammonds and Anthony Edwards each scored 16 points, while Tye Fagan added 14 and Toumani Camara 10 for Georgia, which lost for the fourth time in five games.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Emmitt Williams scored 19 points, Skylar Mays capped an 18-point performance with two crucial free throws in the final 10 seconds, and LSU remained unbeaten in SEC play with an 84-82 victory over Florida. Keyontae Johnson had 16 points for Florida and briefly believed he'd forced overtime with a layup on a backdoor cut as time expired. But officials determined on video review that the half-second on the clock when the ball was put in play ran out before the ball left Johnson's hand. LSU led 79-69 lead with 1:20 to go before the Gators nearly came back.
UNDATED (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor are among 99 juniors granted eligibility by the NFL into the draft. The NFL on Tuesday released the official list of 120 players who gave up college eligibility to enter the draft. Most previously made their intentions public. Among that 120 are 16 players who notified the NFL they had completed college degree requirements and were therefore eligible to be selected in the April 23-25 draft in Las Vegas. The total of 120 players who left behind college eligibility to enter the draft is down from the record 132 last season. The 99 juniors granted early entry by the league is also down from 103 last year.
UNDATED (AP) — San Diego State is the lone unbeaten left in the nation, and the fourth-ranked Aztecs will try to keep it that way with games against Wyoming and UNLV this week. Elsewhere, the Big 12-SEC Challenge takes center stage next weekend with No. 15 Kentucky visiting No. 18 Texas Tech and top-ranked Baylor facing Florida. Seventh-ranked Dayton also has a pair of tough Atlantic-10 games this week against St. Bonaventure and Richmond, while Indiana can prove itself with back-to-back games against No. 11 Michigan State and No. 17 Maryland.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Former Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead is the new offensive coordinator at Oregon. Moorhead replaces Marcus Arroyo, who went on to become the head coach at UNLV. Moorhead was dismissed by Mississippi State after just two seasons and was replaced by Washington State coach Mike Leach. The Bulldogs went 6-7 this season, finishing with a loss to Louisville in the Music City Bowl.
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