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Mississippi St 67

(19-13, 5-11 SEC)

Florida 71

(19-11, 8-8 SEC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    2:30 PM ET, March 6, 2014

    Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Georgia

    1 2 T
    MSST 29 3867
    FLA 42 2971

    Top Performers

    Mississippi State: K. Grant 14 Pts, 1 Stl

    Florida: J. Bonds 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

    Bonds, Lewis lead Florida past Mississippi State

    Associated Press

    DULUTH, Ga. -- Jaterra Bonds scored 18 points, Kayla Lewis added 17 and Florida beat Mississippi State 71-67 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday.

    The fifth-seeded Gators (19-11) will play No. 12 Kentucky, the tournament's No. 4 seed, on Friday.

    Kendra Grant finished with 14 points and Katia May had 12 for Mississippi State (19-13), which failed to advance past the second round for the 10th time in 11 years. The Bulldogs have lost nine straight to Florida.

    Cassie Peoples' 3-pointer in the final minute of first half gave Gators their biggest lead at 15.

    Florida was outscored 20-8 over a nearly 9-minute span of the second half and trailed 56-55 on Jerica James' 3-pointer.

    But the Gators led for the final 7:32 after Peoples hit a jumper.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MSST
    FLA
    Points 67 71
    FG Made-Attempted 24-59 (.407) 27-49 (.551)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-26 (.269) 5-10 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 12-20 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    MSST
    FLA
    PointsK. Grant 14J. Bonds 18
    ReboundsB. Richardson 9K. Lewis 6
    AssistsK. May 4R. Williams 4
    StealsK. May 2C. Needles 4
    BlocksM. Alwal 2K. Lewis 5

    2013-14 Season

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