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COL BKB: Florida 75, Mississippi 71

Feb. 22, 2014 at 3:13 PM   |   Comments

OXFORD, Miss., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Second-ranked Florida extended its winning streak to 19 Saturday with a 75-71 victory over Mississippi.

Scottie Wilbekin led the Gators (25-2, 14-0 SEC) with 18 points, and Michael Frazier scored 17, including five 3-pointers.

Wilbekin's jumper with 2:23 to play staked Florida to a 73-65 lead, which held up as the Gators put only two more points on the board. Ole Miss misfired on 4-of-5 tries from 3-point range in the final minute.

Marshall Henderson led Ole Miss (16-11, 7-7) with 22 points, but scored all of them in the first half. Jarvis Summers scored 20.

The score was tied 42-42 at halftime, but Florida outscored the Rebels 33-29 in the second.

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