Playing the 2,500th game in program history, the Crimson Tide (11-6, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) trailed 20-6 early and 26-15 at intermission, then opened the second half on a 15-2 run, with Lacey hitting two 3-pointers, to lead 30-28.
The lead went back and forth, with Alex Caruso’s layup putting the Aggies (12-5, 2-2) ahead 47-45 with 1:11 left. An-drew Steele answered with a three-point play for Alabama, but Texas A&M regained the lead on Fabyon Harris’ jumper with 19 seconds to go. After an Alabama timeout, Lacey scored for the final margin.
Texas A&M’s in-bounds pass bounced off Lacey’s leg and Trevor Releford, who led Alabama with 15 points, picked it up to preserve the win.
Elston Turner’s 13 points led the Aggies.
Mississippi 76, Arkansas 64
OXFORD, Miss. — Marshall Henderson scored 16 points, Murphy Holloway added 15 and Mississippi pulled away for a 76-64 victory over Arkansas on Saturday afternoon.
Ole Miss (15-2, 4-0) is now off to its best start in conference play since the 1936-37 season. The Rebels won despite a me-diocre shooting performance and a 30-minute power outage that delayed the game late in the first half.
South Carolina 51
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kyle Fuller scored 12 points and Dai-Jon Parker 11 as Vanderbilt held on down the stretch to defeat South Carolina 58-51 Saturday for its first Southeastern Conference victory of the season.
The Commodores (7-9, 1-3) led 45-35 with 8:35 to go after a free throw by Shelby Moats. South Carolina (11-6, 1-3) used a 14-6 run over the next six minutes to get within a basket at 51-49, but the Gamecocks got no closer.
No. 10 FLORIDA 83,
No. 17 MISSOURI 52
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scottie Wilbekin had 13 points and 10 assists, his first career double-double, for Florida.
The victory was coach Billy Donovan’s 400th with the Ga-tors, making him the third coach in Southeastern Conference history to accomplish that feat with the same school. He joined Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp and LSU’s Dale Brown in the 400-win club.
Kentucky 75, Auburn 53
AUBURN, Ala. — Kyle Wiltjer scored 17 points for the second straight game and Kentucky held Auburn without a 3-pointer in a 75-53 victory on Saturday night.
The Wildcats (12-5, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) turned a five-point halftime game into a rout for their 14th consecutive win over the Tigers (8-9, 2-2) and 28th in 29 meetings.
Mississippi State 57
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jarnell Stokes scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds Saturday as Tennessee de-feated Mississippi State 72-57 to avoid starting 0-4 in South-eastern Conference competition for the first time since 1993-94.
Josh Richardson added 16 points and Josh McRae had 12 points as the Volunteers (9-7, 1-3) snapped a four-game losing streak. Trae Golden had 10 points and nine assists.