Final OT

Florida 84

(10-3, 2-0 SEC)

Auburn 78

(9-6, 0-2 SEC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 12, 2005

    1 2 OT T
    FLA 36 35 1384
    AUB 39 32 778

    Top Performers

    Florida: A. Roberson 34 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Auburn: T. Douglas 32 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Florida 84, Auburn 78 (OT)

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Anthony Roberson scored 10 of his season-high 34 points in overtime, leading Florida to an 84-78 win over Auburn Wednesday night.

    Roberson and David Lee hit two free throws apiece in the final 39 seconds as the Gators (10-3, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) have won their first two league games for the fifth consecutive season.

    The undersized Tigers (9-6, 0-2) didn't make it easy. Freshman Toney Douglas hit a 26-footer over Lee Humphrey at the buzzer to send it into overtime, finishing with 32 points. He caught the long inbounds pass from Quinnel Brown with just 1.5 seconds left, spun around and drained it from in front of the Auburn bench.

    Roberson and Douglas kept up their shootout after that, combining for 14 of the first 15 points in overtime.

    Roberson hit a pair of 3s during that period and six for the game. He missed his career high by one point and hadn't gone over 22 this season but picked up for the scoring slack left with leading scorer Matt Walsh sidelined by an ankle injury.

    Douglas, meanwhile, had the second highest total for an Auburn freshman in a league game, behind Eddie Johnson's 38 points against Florida in 1974.

    Roberson also had nine rebounds and four assists. Corey Brewer had 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting and added three steals for the Gators. David Lee had 10 points and eight rebounds but mostly couldn't take advantage of a huge size advantage inside, committing six turnovers.

    The Gators opened the second half on a 19-6 to build up a 55-45 lead. Then, Brown scored 13 consecutive points to bring the Tigers back.

    Brown, Auburn's tallest starter at 6-foot-6, had 21 points and Ian Young added 12. The Tigers tried to offset the size mismatch by launching 30 3-pointers, but made only seven.

    Florida was much more accurate. The Gators hit all three shots in overtime and 58.5 percent for the game, including 10 of 18 3-pointers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 84 78
    FG Made-Attempted 31-53 (.585) 30-70 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-18 (.556) 7-30 (.233)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-20 (.600) 11-16 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 6

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