COL BKB: Florida 75, Mississippi 71

Feb. 22, 2014 at 3:13 PM

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.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Alabama football: Crimson Tide host Arkansas, hope to continue momentum from Georgia game
St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey fined for 'sleeping' on the job
Toronto Maple Leafs lose in Mike Babcock's debut, earn Montreal Canadians' respect
Johnny Manziel's grandfather loses home in 'suspicious' fire