7:00 PM ET, February 24, 2011
Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Kenny Boynton was gaining confidence with every basket. After the fourth consecutive shot dropped, Boynton felt like he couldn't miss.A few seconds later, he got a reality check.Bad shot. Bad miss. Bench.It was his only mistake in an otherwise stellar performance.Boynton scored 18 points, half of them coming on three consecutive 3-pointers that changed the game, and the 13th-ranked Gators beat Georgia 71-62 Thursday night."He opened up the game," coach Billy Donovan said. "Those nine points were huge. That's what he does. When he all of a sudden makes one and then another one, it's almost like 'Let him shoot.' That's who he is."Erving Walker added 15 points, and Chandler Parsons chipped in 16 in his return from a thigh injury.
• Florida trailed by 11 with just over two minutes left in the first half but outscored Georgia 51-31 the rest of the way to clinch at least a share of the SEC East title.
• Kenny Boynton scored 18 and Chandler Parsons added 16 off the bench in his return from a thigh injury to help the Gators to their 22nd win.
• At 11-2 in the SEC, Florida has a three-game lead with three to play in the East. Florida also defeated the Bulldogs for the 14th time in the last 16 meetings.
• Florida has won six straight SEC games, its longest streak since 2007, the year the Gators won their second national title.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-52 (.500)||25-55 (.455)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-13 (.231)||7-20 (.350)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-10 (.700)||14-20 (.700)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||10 (0/0)|
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SEC Conference Standings
Maybe we should pay more attention to Florida. The Gators win over Georgia makes them 9-1 this season against the RPI Top 50, the most wins of anybody in the country. BYU, Ohio State, Pitt, Notre Dame, and Georgetown each have 8 wins.[+]
Most Wins - Against RPI Top 50 Teams
ESPN Stats & Information