Georgia 94, Mississippi 66
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) _ Donald Hartry and Horace McMillan each scored 16 points as No. 14 Georgia turned back Mississippi 94-66 Wednesday night and moved within one victory of gaining at least a share of its first Southeastern Conference regular season college basketball title.
Georgia, 20-6 overall and 12-5 in the SEC, is in a first-place tie with Louisiana State, which defeated Auburn 78-73 Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs would win at least a share of the title with a victory over Tennessee at Knoxville in their final league game on Saturday.
Georgia led 43-37 at halftime, but the Rebels opened the second half with six straight points, tying the game on a jumper by Joe Ayers with 18:14 to go.
Hartry answered with a jumper to start a 12-2 Georgia run in which Hartry had six points.
Curtis Richwood scored 27 points for the Rebels, 11-15 overall and 5-12 in the SEC. Ayers had 16.
Gerald Crosby had 15, David Dunn 12 and Richard Corhen 11 for Georgia.