LEXINGTON -- Julius Randle scored in the lane with 3.9 seconds remaining in overtime gave No. 15 Kentucky a hard-earned 77-76 victory over LSU on Saturday.
After Andre Stringer's jumper with 12 seconds left gave LSU a 76-75 lead, James Young's shot on the other end was blocked. Randle was able to grab the loose ball and hit the game-winning short jumper, sparking a delirious celebration with his Wildcats teammates piling on top of him on LSU's end of the court.
Randle's shot provided a fitting end to a tight, tense game symbolized by the back-and-forth overtime period before Kentucky (21-6, 11-3 SEC) made good use of its last possession for an emotional win that earned a season split with LSU (16-10, 7-7).
Randle finished with eight points and 15 rebounds for Kentucky, which got 21 points from Aaron Harrison and 20 from James Young. Johnny O'Bryant III and Anthony Hickey both had 20 points for LSU.
Texas A&M 68, Tennessee 65: Antwan Space sank a 3-pointer in overtime to lift Texas A&M over Tennessee. With the game tied at 65 in OT, Space got the ball with 8 seconds remaining, dribbled a couple of times and calmly sank the winning shot. Tennessee (16-11, 7-7 SEC) had erased an eight-point deficit with 3:20 remaining in regulation, but Jarnell Stokes missed the back end of two free throws as time expired that would have won the game for the Volunteers. Texas A&M (16-11, 7-7) swept the regular-season series from the Volunteers.
Georgia 73, South Carolina 56: Kenny Gaines had a career-high 27 points and Georgia bounced back from its first loss in three weeks with a victory over South Carolina. The Bulldogs (15-11, 9-5 SEC) had their four-game league win streak stopped against Tennessee this past Tuesday. In this one, they broke up a game tied at half with a 16-1 run to start the second period. Gaines had five 3-pointers and surpassed his previous high of 22 points set earlier this season against Alabama.
Vanderbilt 67, Auburn 59: Dai-Jon Parker scored a career-high 21 points and Vanderbilt rallied from a 16-point deficit to beat Auburn. The Commodores (15-11, 7-7 SEC) made 10 of 18 3-pointers in the second half after hitting just one before halftime. The Tigers (12-13, 4-10) have lost four of five games and had a late scoring drought of 4 minutes, 28 seconds.
Parker led Vandy's 3-point barrage with three in a row during an 18-4 run early in the second half. KT Harrell and Chris Denson both scored 13 points for Auburn.
Alabama 80, Missouri 73: Levi Randolph scored a career-high 33 points, 19 in the first half, and Trevor Releford added 18 points to lead Alabama over Missouri. With Alabama (11-16, 5-9 SEC) trailing 16-13 Randolph scored 17 of the next 20 points to trigger a 20-7 Alabama run as the Crimson Tide took a 33-23 lead at the 6:06 mark. Missouri (19-8, 7-7) responded with a 10-3 run and cut the lead to 36-33 on a three-pointer by Ross with 2:46 left. The Crimson Tide then outscored the Tigers 6-2, the final points coming on a dunk by Randolph, to take a 42-35 lead at the half. For Missouri Earnest Ross scored 25 points, Jabari Brown 23 points and Jordan Clarkson 14 points.