GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Coach Billy Donovan of the Florida Gators directs play against the Jackson State Tigers November 11, 2011 at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
No. 14 Florida overcame a 16-point first-half deficit to beat the Mississippi Rebels on Thursday night.
The Gators got 15 points off the bench from Patric Young, while guards Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker chipped in with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Boynton was four of 12 shooting on the night, with all four of field goals coming on three-point attempts that helped the Gators overcome the deficit. Walker added a team-high nine assists while Young, Erik Murphy and Will Yequete had four rebounds apiece.
With the win, the Gators improved to 16-4 on the season and are now 4-1 within the SEC. The Gators return home to host the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon.
The Rebels were led by senior forward Terrance Henry, who had a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds. Henry and junior guard Nick Williams combined to go seven of 11 from beyond the arc, with Williams finishing with 14 points. The Rebels slipped to 13-7 on the season and are 3-3 in the SEC. They'll host the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday night.