COLUMBIA, Mo. — Laurence Bowers had 17 points plus 10 rebounds and Missouri erased a 13-point deficit in the second half to rally past No. 5 Florida 63-60 on Tuesday night.
Phil Pressey added 10 assists, seven points, six rebounds and three steals for Missouri (19-7, 8-5 SEC). The Tigers didn’t have Bowers a month ago in a 31-point blowout loss at Florida.
Mike Rosario had 14 points for Florida (21-4, 11-2) but missed a 3-point try at the buzzer. The Gators had won 13 of 14 and led 49-36 with 10:51 left, then hurt themselves at the foul line.
Florida missed five consecutive free throws in the second half, three times on the front end of one-and-ones. The Gators made six of 12 foul shots overall, while Missouri was 12 of 15.
The Tigers improved to 15-0 at home this season. They are 30-1 the past two seasons under coach Frank Haith.
TENNESSEE 82, LSU 72
At Knoxville, Tenn., Jordan McRae scored a career-high 34 points and led Tennessee’s torrid 3-point attack.
Tennessee (15-10, 7-6) shot 10 of 15 from 3-point range.
Johnny O’Bryant had 24 points and eight rebounds for LSU (15-9, 6-7).
NO. 2 MIAMI 54, VIRGINIA 50
At Coral Gables, Fla., Reggie Johnson made a tie-breaking layup with 5.7 seconds left, and Miami overcame a ragged offensive performance for the second game in a row.
Durand Scott added two clinching free throws with 4.1 seconds to go for the Hurricanes, who earned their 14th consecutive victory and took a big step toward their first league title. The win came two nights after they rallied late to beat Clemson 45-43.
The Hurricanes (22-3, 13-0) improved to 12-0 at home. They hold a 31/2 -game edge on second-place Duke in the ACC.
Virginia (18-8, 8-5) fell to 0-6 in Miami.
N.C. STATE 84, FLORIDA STATE 66
At Raleigh, freshman T.J. Warren had 31 points and 13 rebounds to help N.C. State.
C.J. Leslie added 19 points for the Wolfpack (19-7, 8-5).
Michael Snaer scored 20 to lead the Seminoles (14-12, 6-7).
NORTH CAROLINA 70, GEORGIA TECH 58
At Atlanta, James Michael McAdoo scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to end a three-game scoring slump and North Carolina took control with a 12-0 second-half run.
The sophomore forward was sharp against the Yellow Jackets. He had 15 points in the first half and scored the final basket in the 12-0 run that gave North Carolina (18-8, 8-5) a 59-41 lead with 8:47 remaining. The Tar Heels stretched the lead to 22 points at 66-44.
Marcus Georges-Hunt and Chris Bolden scored 12 points apiece for Georgia Tech (14-11, 4-9).
BOSTON COLLEGE 69, MARYLAND 58
At Boston, freshman Olivier Hanlan scored 26 points and Eddie Odio had 11 rebounds to lead Boston College.
The Terrapins (18-8, 6-7) had won three of their past four.
Boston College (12-14, 4-9) had lost three of four games.
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 72, PRESBYTERIAN 64
At Charleston, Allie Fullah scored 13 points and Saah Nimley added 11 to guide Charleston Southern.
Charleston Southern (14-9, 9-3 Big South) took its largest lead of the game, 58-33, on a Cedrick Bowen dunk with 13:20 left to play.
Joshua Clyburn tallied 15 points and eight rebounds, Khalid Mutakabbir added 11 points and Eric Washington chipped in 10 for Presbyterian (7-20, 4-9).
GARDNER-WEBB 65, WINTHROP 52
At Boiling Springs, N.C. freshman Jerome Hill had 18 points and 11 rebounds, posting his first career double-double, as Gardner-Webb overcame a 12-point deficit.
Joab Jerome’s 15 points led the Eagles (11-15, 5-9 Big South), who committed 12 second-half turnovers en route to losing for the fourth time in five games.
COASTAL CAROLINA 65, UNC ASHEVILLE 64
At Conway, Anthony Raffa scored 22 points and Kierre Greenwood made a jumper with 4 seconds left to lift Coastal Carolina.
Badau Diagne tallied 12 for Coastal Carolina (13-12, 8-6 Big South). Raffa, who made 8 of 16 shots and four 3-pointers, gave the Chanticleers a 63-62 lead with 35 seconds left on his lone free throws of the night.