March 15th, 2013 03:15 PM║ Posted By: MrSEC.com ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Florida, LSU, Tennessee
Tags: Gators, LSU, Scottie Wilkebin, Tennessee Alabama
Florida showed LSU and the rest of the SEC why they were conference champs and one of the most talented teams in the country. Jumping out to a 15-point lead at halftime, the Gators extended the lead in the second half, winning 80-58 this afternoon in Nashville. That’s the largest margin of victory in the tournament so far.
Erik Murphy led Florida with a career-high 27 points and 12 rebounds. Scottie Wilkebin added 16 points.
For LSU Charles Carmouche led the Tigers with 14 points
- Florida shot 51% from the floor (29-56) while LSU hit just 33% of their shots (18-54).
- The Gators dominated the boards – outrebounding LSU 42 to 26.
- LSU did win the turnover battle. Tigers committed 10 turnovers while Florida had 16.
Florida advances to play tomorrow afternoon against the winner of the Tennessee-Alabama game. Billy Donovan is 5-0 against Anthony Grant but 0-3 against Cuonzo Martin.
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