Scores

Final

Florida 64

(19-8, 8-4 SEC)

Ole Miss 61

(17-9, 5-7 SEC)

12:00 PM ET, February 20, 2010

C.M. 'Tad' Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi

1 2 T
FLA 29 3564
MISS 30 3161

Top Performers

Florida: V. Macklin 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Ole Miss: T. Henry 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Florida 64, Mississippi 61

Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. -- Vernon Macklin scored a career-high 22 points and Erving Walker converted six consecutive free throws in the final 41 seconds as Florida defeated Mississippi 64-61 on Saturday.

The Gators (19-8, 8-4 Southeastern Conference) converted a season-best 25 of 27 free throws, 93 percent, to earn the edge in a battle of teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Chandler Parsons scored 13 points and Walker added 10 for Florida.

Terrance Henry led Ole Miss (17-9, 5-7) with 17 points and Chris Warren had 14 points. The Rebels, who were ranked No. 14 in mid-January, have lost five of their last six contests.

Florida took a 58-56 lead with 58 seconds left on Kenny Boynton's layup after a steal by Alex Tyus. The Gators closed it out on their final three possessions as Walker converted six free throws.

Terrico White missed a potential game-tying 3-point shot at the buzzer.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FLA
MISS
Points 64 61
FG Made-Attempted 19-52 (.365) 23-55 (.418)
3P Made-Attempted 1-13 (.077) 6-20 (.300)
FT Made-Attempted 25-27 (.926) 9-11 (.818)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 7

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