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Florida Beats Alabama, 66-63

7:15 PM, Mar 9, 2012   |    comments
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Bradley Beal scored 16, Erik Murphy added 15 and Florida beat Alabama 66-63 in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals on Friday.
 
The Gators had a 45-33 lead with 12:50 remaining after Murphy hit a pair of free throws, but Alabama responded with a 16-4 run to tie it at 49 on JaMychal Green's three-point play with 6:52 to go.
 
Alabama had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but Trevor Lacey's 3-pointer bounced off the front of the rim.
 
Florida (23-9) snapped a three-game slide and will face top-ranked Kentucky on Saturday in the semifinals.
 
Alabama (21-11) lost for just the second time in seven games. Green had 22 points, Trevor Releford scored 12 and Lacey added 11.

Associated Press

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