Coverage: ABC /ESPN3
3:00 PM ET, March 12, 2011
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
For second straight day, Florida rallies to advance in SEC tournament
ATLANTA -- Florida trotted off to the locker room trailing again.No problem.The 12th-ranked Gators had 'em right where they wanted 'em.With Kenny Boynton scoring 24 points and Erving Walker adding 17, Florida recovered from another slow start to beat Vanderbilt (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today) 77-66 in the Southeastern Conference semifinals Saturday.
Gators Get Back to Basics
Florida won by going back to the strategy that gave the Gators national titles in 2006 and '07 -- spreading the basketball, writes Mark Schlabach. Blog
• Florida trailed by as much as 12 early in the second half, but finished the game on a 49-26 run.
• The Gators improved to 21-1 this season when holding opponents under 70 points.
• Florida advanced to its seventh SEC title game and fourth since 2005, winning the championship in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
• For the second straight year, Vanderbilt lost in the SEC tournament semifinals.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-63 (.365)||28-58 (.483)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-33 (.182)||11-21 (.524)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-19 (.737)||10-14 (.714)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||13 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|