No. 13 Florida Comes From Behind To Down Ole Miss

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Terrance Henry (photo by Nathan Latil)
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Terrance Henry (photo by Nathan Latil)
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Jan. 26, 2012

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OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss led by as many as 16 points in the first half, but a second-half rally gave No. 13 Florida a 64-60 win over the Rebels on Thursday.

It was a tale of two halves, with Ole Miss dominating the first and Florida storming back in the second.

After connecting on a perfect 6-of-6 from the three-point line along with shooting nearly 61 percent from the floor in the first half, the Rebels couldn't keep the hot shooting going after the intermission, falling 64-60 to the Gators in front of a raucous crowd of 7,488 at Tad Smith Coliseum.

The Rebels built a 38-28 halftime lead behind 12 first-half points apiece from guard Nick Williams and forward Terrance Henry.

At the second media timeout, the Rebels found themselves on a 14-0 run leading the Gators 20-4 and a perfect 4-of-4 from behind the arc.

Despite the fantastic start by Ole Miss, Florida was able to keep the game close behind the play of guard Erving Walker. The 5-foot-8 senior had eight points and four assists at the half to lead the Gators. Florida also began to benefit from its full-court pressure.

Ole Miss also displayed a significant advantage on the boards, out-rebounding the Gators 17-8 during the opening 20 minutes of play.

Florida went on a 7-0 run midway through the second half, then Williams ended the Gator run with an offensive put-back shot to put Ole Miss ahead 46-43. Florida then responded on a Scottie Wilbekin three to tie the score at 46 with just over 10 minutes remaining.

The game went back and forth from there until the Gators connected on a flurry of three-pointers during three straight offensive possessions to grab a 59-54 lead with 4:01 remaining. Guard Mike Rosario made one and junior Kenny Boynton two to give the Gators their largest lead of the game up to that point.

Ole Miss wouldn't go away without a fight. They crawled back into the game and trailed 63-60 with 17.8 seconds remaining. However, freshman Maurice Aniefiok mishandled a pass from point-guard Jarvis Summers and the Rebels were forced to foul. Florida guard Bradley Beal would hit 1-of-2 from the charity stripe, which ultimately secured the win for the Gators.

In the loss, Henry led the Rebels with a double-double performance of 21 points and 10 rebounds. It was his second straight double-double and 20-point effort, and he now leads Ole Miss with three 20-point games this season.

The Rebels will return to action Saturday and host South Carolina in a game set to begin at 6 p.m.

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