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Macklin, Walker lifts Florida past Ole Miss 64-61

Feb 20, 2010 - 7:47 PM OXFORD, Miss.(AP) -- Vernon Macklin scored a career-high 22 points and Erving Walker converted six consecutive free throws in the final 41 seconds as Florida defeated Mississippi 64-61 on Saturday.

The Gators (19-8, 8-4 Southeastern Conference) converted a season-best 25 of 27 free throws, 93 percent, to earn the edge in a battle of teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Chandler Parsons scored 13 points and Walker added 10 for Florida.

Terrance Henry led Ole Miss (17-9, 5-7) with 17 points and Chris Warren had 14 points. The Rebels, who were ranked No. 14 in mid-January, have lost five of their last six contests.

Florida took a 58-56 lead with 58 seconds left on Kenny Boynton's layup after a steal by Alex Tyus. The Gators closed it out on their final three possessions as Walker converted six free throws.

Terrico White missed a potential game-tying 3-point shot at the buzzer.








  • NCAA BB
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    FLORIDA 29 35 64
    MISSISSIPPI 30 31 61 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: FLORIDA - VERNON MACKLIN 22, CHANDLER PARSONS 13,
    ERVING WALKER 10
    MISSISSIPPI - TERRANCE HENRY 17, CHRIS WARREN 14, TWO
    PLAYERS WITH 9

    Feb 20 2:11 PM
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    Florida 56, Mississippi 56  2nd - 2:10Feb 20 1:57 PM
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    Florida 54, Mississippi 56  2nd - 2:18Feb 20 1:56 PM
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    Florida 52, Mississippi 49  2nd - 3:52Feb 20 1:49 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    FLORIDA 29 29
    MISSISSIPPI 30 30 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    FLORIDA - VERNON MACKLIN 16, KENNY BOYNTON 4,
    CHANDLER PARSONS 4
    MISSISSIPPI - TERRANCE HENRY 7, CHRIS WARREN 7,
    TERRICO WHITE 6

    Feb 20 12:52 PM
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    Florida 29, Mississippi 30  HalfFeb 20 12:52 PM