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Macklin, Parsons lead Florida past MSU 69-62

Feb 6, 2010 - 9:03 PM GAINESVILLE, Fla.(AP) -- 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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    Mississippi State 62, Florida 69  FinalFeb 6 5:39 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    MISSISSIPPI STATE 29 33 62
    FLORIDA 27 42 69 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: MISSISSIPPI STATE - RAVERN JOHNSON 20, JARVIS VARNADO 16,
    BARRY STEWART 12
    FLORIDA - VERNON MACKLIN 20, CHANDLER PARSONS 18,
    ALEX TYUS 9

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    Mississippi State 62, Florida 66  2nd - 0:21Feb 6 3:44 PM
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    Mississippi State 56, Florida 61  2nd - 1:13Feb 6 3:35 PM


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    MISSISSIPPI ST 29
    FLORIDA 27 HALFTIME

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