The Florida Gators pulled away from the Alabama Crimson Tide to clinch an SEC home victory.
The Alabama Crimson Tide looked like they could be on their way to a massive road victory in the first half of Tuesday night's game against the Florida Gators, but Billy Donovan's team played a much better second half en route to a 61-52 victory. Patric Young put up a game-leading 19 points on 9-12 shooting, while Erik Murphy scored 14 and was an impressive 4-8 from behind the arc.
Florida didn't get a single point from their bench and was out-rebounded by the Tide, but their visitors couldn't find a consistent go-to scorer when their offense wasn't working, and they turned the ball over 17 times. Andrew Steele led the Tide with 11 points.
Alabama is 16-9 overall and 5-6 in the SEC, and is in need of an extremely strong finish in the SEC to keep themselves into the at-large bid discussion.