8:00 PM ET, November 27, 2009
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Chomp on this, Michigan State.Florida craves more than another NIT this season. The Gators aspire to wildly mob each other on the court, and dance and hop their way toward the locker room in the NCAA tournament -- just how they celebrated after stunning the No. 2 Spartans.Erving Walker stepped way back to hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:56 left and Florida hung on to knock off the Spartans 77-74 on Friday night in the Legends Classic and show it can be a tourney team again.
• Florida forced 22 turnovers, the most by Michigan State since Feb. 17, 2009 (22 in loss to Purdue).
• The Gators are 5-0 for the fourth time in five seasons.
• Florida ended a four-game losing streak vs. teams in the AP top 25.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||31-59 (.525)||25-61 (.410)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-10 (.200)||5-24 (.208)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-14 (.714)||22-25 (.880)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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