Scores

Final

Auburn 69

(15-17, 6-10 SEC)

Florida 78

(21-11, 9-7 SEC)

7:30 PM ET, March 11, 2010

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 T
AUB 31 3869
FLA 40 3878

Top Performers

Auburn: F. Sullivan 27 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Florida: A. Tyus 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

Florida snaps 3-game skid with win over Auburn

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Alex Tyus scored 24 points, and Florida snapped a three-game skid by beating Auburn 78-69 Thursday night in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Coach Billy Donovan didn't want to discuss how many wins his Gators need to ensure their first NCAA tournament berth since they won their second straight national title in 2007. Now Florida (21-11), already 7-0 against the SEC West, has a chance to add another win Friday night against Mississippi State, the West's No. 1 seed, in the quarterfinals.

Auburn (15-17) beat Florida in the quarterfinals last year. But the Tigers now have lost 12 of 13 games to Florida in what could be coach Jeff Lebo's final game with Auburn.

Chandler Parsons scored 21 points for Florida, and Vernon Macklin had 10.

Frankie Sullivan scored a career-high 27 points for Auburn. DeWayne Reed added 18 and Lucas Hargrove 11.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AUB
FLA
Points 69 78
FG Made-Attempted 28-62 (.452) 27-55 (.491)
3P Made-Attempted 4-25 (.160) 7-15 (.467)
FT Made-Attempted 9-12 (.750) 17-21 (.810)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 14

2009-10 Season

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