GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Anthony Roberson scored 20 points and
Florida (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today; Not ranked AP) went on a 28-3 run to start the second half in routing
Mississippi 90-53 on Wednesday night.
Roberson and Matt Walsh combined for seven 3-pointers in the
first 15 minutes as the Gators (16-6, 8-3 Southeastern Conference)
used their long-range shooting to race out to a 38-19 first-half
lead. Walsh finished with 16 points.
It was the second largest win in series history for the Gators,
who beat the Rebels 94-47 in 1993. Florida has won six of the last
eight games in the series. Ole Miss (12-13, 3-9) had allowed more
than 73 points only once all season.
Florida sank 64 percent of its shots against Ole Miss and
finished 11 of 17 from long range, including hitting nine straight
3's over one 30-minute stretch. David Lee chipped in with 12 points
and nine rebounds for the Gators.
Ole Miss had just as many problems offensively. Florida freshman
Al Horford tied an O'Connell Center record with seven blocked
shots, and the Rebels went more than seven minutes without a basket
to start the second half.
Ole Miss has lost seven of its last eight, falling to last place
in the SEC West.
Kendrick Fox kept Ole Miss close in the first half, scoring 12
points on four 3-pointers, but he was shut out in the second half
and fouled out after only nine minutes of action.