GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Chandler Parsons hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, his second game-winning shot in three weeks, and Florida beat South Carolina 58-56 Saturday night.
Parsons finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. He missed his first three 3s, but hit the only one that mattered.Devan Downey led the Gamecocks (11-8, 2/3 Southeastern Conference) with 36 points, one shy of his career high. Downey spun out of a double team and hit a short jumper to put South Carolina ahead 56-55 with 5.1 seconds remaining.Erving Walker dribbled to the foul line and hit Parsons with a perfect pass. Parsons got both feet under him and stroked the 3 from the left wing. He ran across the court and got mobbed by his teammates. A similar celebration unfolded Jan. 3 at North Carolina State, when Parsons hit a 75-footer at the buzzer to lift Florida (14-5, 3-2) to a 62-61 victory.