The 15th ranked Florida Gators (21-5, 11-2) broke the school record for points in an SEC game by eight as they knocked off Auburn (16-10, 5-8) 114-95 on Valentine's Day in Auburn, Alabama for their seventh straight win.
Defensive stops were hard to come by for the both teams, so the Gators showed up to play on offense, scoring a season high 114 points. When the game was tied 50-50 at halftime, Florida broke the game open with a 13-3 run to start the second half. Florida shot 56% from the field while hitting 11 three-pointers and making 37-of-42 free throws in the offensively dominant performance. It was the most a Florida team had scored in any game since a 125-point performance against Florida A&M on December 10, 2000.
Canyon Barry had 30 points off the bench to lead the Gators, joined by 17 points from KeVaughn Allen. Kasey Hill also had 11 points and most notably 12 assists (of 18 as a team for Florida) as the Gators moved the ball pretty well against the Tigers. Freshman Anfernee McLemore had 19 points to lead Auburn in the losing cause.
The Gators now look to make it eight wins in a row in Starkville, Mississippi on Saturday afternoon when they battle the Bulldogs. Tipoff between Florida and Mississippi State is set for 2 PM on Saturday and can be heard on 620 WDAE & 95.3 FM.