Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 81

(3-6, 1-0 Southern)

Florida 88

(9-2, 7-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 22, 2008

    Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida

    1 2 T
    GASO 33 4881
    FLA 48 4088

    Top Performers

    Georgia Southern: A. Hanson 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Florida: A. Tyus 20 Pts, 6 Reb

    Florida 88, Georgia Southern 81

    Associated Press

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Nick Calathes scored 21 points, Alex Tyus added 20 and Florida held off Georgia Southern 88-81 Monday, winning for the sixth time in seven games.

    The Gators (9-2) led 83-80 in the closing seconds before Calathes drained a 3-pointer. He scored 10 of Florida's final 19 points.

    Antonio Hanson led the Eagles (3-6) with 16 points and five assists.

    The Gators were up 58-42 early in the second half, but the Eagles used a barrage of free throws to get back in it. Consecutive 3-pointers from Colby Wohlleb and Trumaine Pearson made it 71-66 with a little more than six minutes remaining.

    Sandy Perry's three-point play with 38.6 seconds left cut Florida's lead to 83-80. Then Calathes hit his long-range shot to seal the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GASO
    FLA
    Points 81 88
    FG Made-Attempted 27-59 (.458) 34-59 (.576)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-27 (.778) 14-23 (.609)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

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