Ole Miss vs. Florida, SEC tournament championship: Gators taking care of business at halftime, 38-26

Andy Lyons

The Florida Gators are rolling towards a SEC tournament championship as they have taken over the Mississippi Rebels 38-26 at halftime.

The Mississippi Rebels' tournament hopes might be in jeopardy, as they trail the Florida Gators, 38-26, at halftime in the SEC tournament.

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It has been a grind it out game with Florida hitting key baskets, but the biggest story of Ole Miss’ troubles may the disappearance of guard Marshall Henderson.

Henderson, the SEC's leading scorer at 20 points a game, has been silenced by the Gators' defense, held to just three points on 1-6 shooting. Henderson has been carrying Ole Miss during their current four-game winning streak, scoring at least 22 in each game including 27 points against the Missouri Tigers in a 64-62 win on March 15.

Gators' forward Erik Murphy had a slight injury scare after banging knees with a teammate going up for a rebound. He went to the locker room, but was back out on the floor after just a few minutes. Murphy has four points and three rebounds. Kenny Boynton leads the Gators with 11 points and Michael Frazier II added nine points, all of which came off three pointers.

Chris Dobbertean of SB Nation had the Mississippi Rebels as one of the last four in the tournament. So although the Rebels might be in regardless of the result, a win would go a long way in calming the team's nerves this afternoon as the bracket is revealed.

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