The top ranked Florida men’s basketball team advances in the SEC Tournament with a 72-49 pasting of Missouri on Friday. ? Florida is now 30-2 on the year and has won 24 straight games.
The game was tightly contested in the first half as a somewhat rusty Florida team did not play its best and Missouri, trying to attain an NCAA Tournament bid, ended up tied 29-29 with the Gators at halftime.
But as we have seen so many times this year with this Gator team, Florida pulled away in the second half combining tough defense with a better offensive effort. ? Guards Scottie Wilbekin and Michael Frazier II led the Gators in scoring with 15 points each. ?With the score at 38-36 Florida, the Gators ripped off a 12-0 run to put the game out of reach for all practical purposes.
With the loss, Missouri probably has to have help to make it to the NCAA Tournament.
Florida advances to play Tennessee, a winner over South Carolina on Friday. ? You can hear the game live on Country 103-7 The Gator starting at 12:25pm.