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4 games in SEC play go to overtime on same day, the first time it's happened since 1979

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    Texas A&M's Fabyon Harris (12) drives past Tennessee's Jordan McRae during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Station, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Bryan College Station Eagle, Stuart Villanueva) (The Associated Press)

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    LSU guard Andre Stringer (10) and guard Malik Morgan celebrate their win over Alabama in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/The Advocate, Catherine Threlkeld) MAGS OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; TV OUT; NO FORNS; LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT (INCLUDING GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT, 225, 10/12, INREGISTER, LBI CUSTOM); MANDATORY CREDIT (The Associated Press)

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    Georgia guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) celebrates with teammates after tying the game with a three-point basket in the final seconds of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina in Athens, Ga., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Georgia won 62-54 in overtime. (AP Photo/The Athens Banner-Herald, AJ Reynolds) (The Associated Press)

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    Kentucky's Alex Poythress celebrates during the closing moments of the overtime of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Kentucky defeated Missouri 90-83. (AP Photo/James Crisp) (The Associated Press)

They were working overtime in the SEC on Saturday.

Four Southeastern Conference basketball games went past regulation, the first time it happened in the league in 34 years.

The longest game was between Tennessee and Texas A&M, which ended after four overtimes with the Volunteers claiming a 93-85 victory over the Aggies. The Vols had never before played a four-OT game.

The Aggies and Vols came up one extra period short of the longest game men's game this season. Notre Dame beat Louisville 104-101 in five overtimes on Feb. 9.

LSU needed three overtimes to dispatch Alabama 97-94, while Georgia beat South Carolina 62-53, and Kentucky edged Missouri 90-83 in one OT.

The last time four SEC games went OT was Feb. 10, 1979, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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