NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge. An arrest affidavit says the 49-year-old sports radio host is married to the victim, but they’ve been living separately. Barker’s wife is country music singer Sara Evans. The affidavit says Baker is accused of reversing his vehicle at a high rate of speed in an attempt to hit the victim and another person in another car. He was released from a Nashville jail Saturday night on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Barker did not answer a call from the AP seeking comment. Barker led Alabama to the national championship in 1992.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall has died at age 93. Hall succeeded longtime coach Adolph Rupp and led Kentucky to a national championship in 1978. The program announced Hall’s death in a social media post Saturday morning after the coach’s family notified current Wildcats coach John Calipari. Hall and Calipari were close, and Hall was a a frequent presence at Kentucky practices and games. Hall went 297-100 in 13 years with Kentucky. He weathered some early struggles and returned the program to national prominence. The Wildcats beat Duke for what was then their fifth title. Hall’s teams made the Final Four two other times.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Walker Kessler scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and No. 4 Auburn rallied from an early 14-point deficit to beat Mississippi 80-71 on Saturday night. Auburn (16-1, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) extended its winning streak to 13 games. The Tigers got 15 points from Jabari Smith, and 14 from both K.D. Johnson and Wendell Green Jr. Auburn used a 24-9 run over nine minutes to take a commanding 71-60 lead with 4:09 remaining. Tye Fagan led Ole Miss (9-7, 1-3) with 17 points, while Nysier Brooks had 14 points and eight rebounds and Matthew Murrell had 13 points and eight rebounds.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Andersson Garcia made a free throw with 3.7 seconds left and Iverson Molinar had a game-high 24 points for Mississippi State, which held off No. 24 Alabama 78-76 on Saturday night. Alabama’s Keon Ellis missed a long 3-pointer just before the buzzer. Jaden Shackelford led Alabama (11-6, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) with 17 points. The Bulldogs (12-4, 3-1 ) beat the Crimson Tide for the fourth time in the last five meetings in Starkville. Garrison Brooks had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Shakeel Moore added 15 points.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Armour-Davis announced his decision on social media. He tied for the team lead with three interceptions in 11 starts. But Armour-Davis battled a hip injury late in the season, missing the Auburn game and both matchups with Georgia in the Southeastern Conference and national championship games. It was his first season as a starter in the secondary. Armour-Davis joins a number of Alabama players entering the draft, including left tackle Evan Neal, cornerback Josh Jobe and wide receivers Jameson Williams, John Metchie and Slade Bolden.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Freshman TyTy Washington Jr. scored a career-high 28 points, Sahvir Wheeler returned from injury to add 21 points and No. 18 Kentucky shot a season-high 68% to blow out No. 22 Tennessee 107-79. The Wildcats rolled the Volunteers on an emotional day that began with news of the death of former Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall at 93. Hall led the program to its fourth national championship in 1978. Kentucky then unleashed its most energetic performance this season. Santiago Vescovi scored 20 points and Kennedy Chandler 17 for Tennessee, which shot 53% but wasn’t close for the final 30 minutes.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jaylin Williams hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with slightly more than a minute to play, sending Arkansas over No. 12 LSU 65-58. The Razorbacks ended the game on a 17-2 run in the final nine minutes. Arkansas won on the road for the first time this season and improved to 12-5 overall. Williams finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds. JD Notae had 19 points for the Razorbacks. Eric Gaines had 14 points for LSU, which is 15-2.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Wright scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 13 and Vanderbilt resumed its winning ways beating Georgia 73-66. The Bulldogs appeared poised to end their six-game skid and went to halftime up 36-28 on the strength of 14-for-27 shooting while Vandy missed 19 of 30 shot attempts before the break. Vanderbilt regrouped, started the second half with a 13-0 run and never trailed again. Pippen made 5 of 6 foul shots in the last minute to seal it. Jaxon Etter scored 16 points for Georgia.
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