Scores

Final

Mississippi St 62

(16-7, 4-4 SEC)

Florida 69

(17-6, 6-3 SEC)

    1:45 PM ET, February 6, 2010

    Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida

    1 2 T
    MSST 29 3362
    FLA 27 4269

    Top Performers

    Mississippi State: R. Johnson 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Florida: C. Parsons 18 Pts, 12 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Florida 69, Mississippi St. 62

    Associated Press

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Vernon Macklin and Chandler Parsons each scored 20 points to lead Florida to a 69-62 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday.

    Florida (17-6, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak in the series. The Gators' last victory over the Bulldogs came Jan. 24, 2007.

    Mississippi State (16-7, 4-4) has lost four of its last five games.

    Ravern Johnson finished with 20 points and Jarvis Varnado added 16 points and 13 rebounds for Mississippi State.

    Florida had a 12-point lead with 2:38 to play, but struggled to close out the game.

    The Bulldogs scored seven unanswered points to cut the lead to 61-56. Johnson and Barry Stewart each hit 3-pointers in the final minute, cutting Florida's lead to 66-62 with 22.4 seconds to play.

    Parsons and Erving Walker combined to hit three free throws to close out the final seconds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MSST
    FLA
    Points 62 69
    FG Made-Attempted 23-60 (.383) 25-62 (.403)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 3-17 (.176)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 12

    2009-10 Season

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