Mississippi vs. Florida: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Mississippi vs. Florida: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Mississippi 66
(26-8, 8-7 away)
(13) Florida 63
(26-7, 19-1 home)
Venue: Bridgestone Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, March 17, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Mississippi 26 40 66
Florida 38 25 63
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Mississippi M Holloway 23 M Holloway 10 L White 4
Florida M Rosario 18 M Rosario 9 S Wilbekin 4

On Sunday, Mar. 17, Florida took on Ole Miss and lost in a stunner to the Rebels 66-63 in the SEC championship game. It looked like this would be a win for Florida, as they led 38-26 at the half. However, Ole Miss came out of the locker with a purpose and fought back to get the victory. The loss evens the season series between the two teams at 1-1. Florida (26-7) finished the regular season first in the SEC with a 14-4 record. The road for Florida to the SEC championship game went through LSU (80-58) and Alabama (61-51). Mike Rosario put up a team-high 18 points and nine rebounds in the loss. Murphy Holloway registered a double-double for the Rebels on a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds. Ole Miss (26-8) finished the regular season second in the SEC with a 12-6 record. In reaching the conference championship, they beat Missouri (64-62) and Vanderbilt (64-52).

Florida Game Notes

  • The last time UF started the season 26-7 was 2010.
  • The Gators have been unlucky four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Florida is 25-29 in close games.
  • This is the third loss of the season where the Gators opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Mike Rosario and Kenny Boynton) accounted for 49.2 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Mike Rosario and Erik Murphy) accounted for 47.0 percent of the rebounds.
  • Mike Rosario has led the team in scoring in 14 out of 33 games this season.
  • Mike Rosario had career highs with nine rebounds and seven defensive rebounds.

Ole Miss Game Notes

  • The Rebels won this one, but have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Ole Miss is 35-26 in close games.
  • Murphy Holloway accounted for 34.8 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Murphy Holloway and LaDarius White) accounted for 51.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • Murphy Holloway has led the team in scoring eight times and in rebounding 24 times in 34 games this season.
  • This marks the 23rd 20-point game of Marshall Henderson's career.
  • Marshall Henderson has five straight 20+ point games.
  • This marks the ninth 20-point game of Murphy Holloway's career.
  • Murphy Holloway recorded a double-double. It was his 13th this season and 38th of his career.
  • LaDarius White set career highs with nine rebounds and nine defensive rebounds.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Nick Williams.
MISS PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Murphy Holloway3723101322
AM. Henderson392142307
AR. Buckner381153032
BD. Millinghaus11521202
BLaDarius White34294001
C+Nick Williams32440110
-Anthony Perez4030000
-Terry Brutus3000000
UF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMike Rosario341891103
B-Erik Murphy28971102
B-M. Frazier II22930101
C+Will Yeguete18330300
C+Kenny Boynton281312003
C+Patric Young28341110
CS. Wilbekin34714003
C-Casey Prather8120101

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