Scores

Final

Florida 69

(21-12, 9-7 SEC)

Mississippi St 75

(22-10, 9-7 SEC)

7:30 PM ET, March 12, 2010

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 T
FLA 28 4169
MSST 39 3675

Top Performers

Florida: K. Boynton 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Mississippi State: J. Varnado 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk

Mississippi St. stops Florida in SEC quarterfinals 

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Barry Stewart scored 17 points and hit five late free throws as Mississippi State held on to defeat Florida 75-69 in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals on Friday night.

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The Bulldogs (22-9) will face the winner of the quarterfinal matchup between No. 20 Vanderbilt and Georgia, who were to play late Friday night.

Mississippi State held a 58-39 lead with 13:29 left when it fell into a 6-minute scoring drought.

The Gators (21-12) took advantage with a 14-0 run. A 3-pointer by Erving Walker and a free throw by Chandler Parsons cut Mississippi State's lead to 58-53 with 8:17 left.

Kenny Boynton hit a jump shot over Jarvis Varnado's head to cut Mississippi State's lead to 71-68 with 27 seconds left, but Stewart hit 5 of 6 free throw attempts down the stretch to preserve the win.

Boynton led Florida with 23 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FLA
MSST
Points 69 75
FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 28-49 (.571)
3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 10-20 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 9-11 (.818)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 19

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