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Boxscore Breakdown: Florida 80 – LSU 58

2013_sec_men_s_basketball_tournament_logoFlorida 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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