The Florida Gators beat the Mississippi State Bulldogs 69-57 on Saturday to move to one-game behind Kentucky in the SEC standings.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs never led in the second half, as the Florida Gators cruised to a 69-57 victory on Saturday. Freshman guard Bradley Beal led the way with a 19-point outing that including three 3-pointers on four attempts.
More impressive was the Gators' effort defensively. The Bulldogs committed 14 turnovers and were held without a point for a 4:36 stretch late in the second half. Dee Bost and Arnett Moultrie were both held well below their season averages with 12 points each. Moultrie is considered a potential lottery pick in the upcoming NBA draft, but shot just 4-for-10 for the game, well below his 56 percent season average, and committed six turnovers.
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