Florida beats Auburn 78-70, snaps losing streakFeb 19, 2010 - 2:33 AM By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer
GAINESVILLE, Fla.(AP) -- Chandler Parsons scored 17 points, Erving Walker added 14 and Florida beat Auburn 78-70 Thursday night despite not making a field goal in the final 8:24.
Alex Tyus chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds for the Gators, who snapped a two-game losing streak and improved their chances of making the NCAA tournament.
Florida (18-8, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) could gain more control of its postseason hopes with wins at Mississippi on Saturday and against No. 20 Tennessee next week.
DeWayne Reed led the Tigers (12-14, 3-8) with 22 points before fouling out with 19.2 seconds remaining. Tay Waller added 13 for Auburn, which missed 22 of 29 shots from 3-point range and fell to 1-5 against the league's Eastern Division.
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FLORIDA 78 FINAL
Feb 18 9:12 PM
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HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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AUBURN 34 34
FLORIDA 37 37 HALFTIME
HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
AUBURN - DEWAYNE REED 9, TY ARMSTRONG 5,
BRENDON KNOX 4
FLORIDA - ERIK MURPHY 7, CHANDLER PARSONS 7, TWO
PLAYERS WITH 6
Feb 18 7:51 PM
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- Auburn players Shamsid-Deen, Reed won't return next season May 6
- Florida guard Francis-Ramirez transferring after 2 seasons May 4
- Florida's Devin Robinson out 4-6 months after foot surgery Apr 21
- Florida guard Walker plans to transfer after graduation Mar 28
- Florida's Egbunu to have season-ending thumb surgery Mar 15
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- Florida C Egbunu tears thumb ligament before SEC Tournament Mar 9
- Florida trying to rebuild NCAA resume at SEC Tournament Mar 7
- February freefall leaves Florida in need of Kentucky win Feb 29
- Pearl: Auburn's Kareem Canty leaves team, school to turn pro Feb 12
- Auburn will be without leading scorer against Tennessee Feb 8