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Guard Scottie Wilbekin did a little bit of everything in the 67-58 Florida win over Tennessee. Tennessee led by one at half, but then the Gators took over. Florida usually struggles in Knoxville so that shouldn’t be a surprise. Billy Donovan’s club is now a perfect 11-0 in conference play. Wilbekin scored at game-high 21 points and had six assists. He also added four steals as well. Since the 2000-01 season, a Gator has had 20 points, five assists and four steals in a game six times, but only two times in SEC action. Here are those times.
- Matt Walsh – 2002 vs. Louisiana Tech and Eastern Illinois
- Corey Brewer – 2006 vs. Western Kentucky
- Nick Calathes – 2007 vs. Jacksonville and 2009 vs. Alabama
- Scottie Wilbekin – 2014 vs. Alabama
Kentucky had three scorers in double-figures as the Wildcats defeated the Auburn Tigers 64-56. If you ask a Big Blue fan they were shocked to have that many in double-figures. Kentucky shot 30 percent in the first half from the field and 32 percent in the second half. Combined they were 17-55 or 30.9 percent. That was the third lowest field goal percentage by Kentucky team under John Calipari. It was the second lowest in a game in which Kentucky won under the current coach. Here are the five lowest.
- 2012 vs. Baylor (29.6 % - lost)
- 2011 vs. Louisville (29.8% - won)
- 2014 vs. Auburn (30.9% - won)
- 2011 vs. UConn (33.9% - lost)
- 2010 vs. West Virginia (34.3% - lost)
Trevor Relaford scored 21 of his 26 points including a 3-pt field goal from the top of the key with under a second left to lead Alabama to a 67-64 win over Ole Miss. The 26-point performance was the fifth time the senior has scored at least 25 points in a game this season and the eighth time in his career. He also has at least 20 points in five of 11 SEC games this season. For his career, Relaford has 1,728 points. He is currently in 10th place all-time on the Crimson Tide scoring list. If he keeps up this pace he should be climbing that chart rather quick. Here is numbers six through ten.
- 6. James Robinson 1,813 points
- 7. Erwin Dudley 1,775 points
- 8. Brian Williams 1,759 points
- 9. Michael Ansley 1,749 points
- 10. Trevor Relaford 1,728 points
Georgia struggled against the other Bulldogs of the SEC in the beginning and trailed 22-8, but Georgia bounced back and defeated Mississippi State 75-55. Charles Mann led Georgia with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Juwan Parker got in the act to scoring 16 points in 20 minutes of action. This was the third straight conference win for Georgia and all of them by double-digit points. The last time Georgia won three straight SEC games like that was in 1998. Here are the three games in both years and their leading scorers.
- defeated LSU by 13 (leading scorer – Charles Mann)
- defeated Texas A&M by 12 (leading scorer – Kenny Gaines)
- defeated Mississippi State by 20 (leading scorer – Charles Mann)
- defeated Florida by 10 (leading scorer – Larry Brown)
- defeated Arkansas by 16 (leading scorer – Jumaine Jones)
- defeated Vanderbilt by 19 (leading scorer – Michael Chadwick)
The next game, they defeated Alabama, but by only seven.