Mississippi State pulled ahead with a 14-4 second-half run and beat Georgia (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) 67-52 on Friday night to move closer to its first Southeastern Conference tournament title.
Ashley Houts scored 18 points and delivered a key late defensive play to help Georgia (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) beat Alabama 73-66 on Thursday night to survive a first-round scare in the Southeastern Conference tournament.