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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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