Lsu 28 30 58
Florida 43 37 80
Date of game: 3/15/2013

Recap: Florida vs. LSU

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Erik Murphy had 27 points and 12 rebounds in No. 13 Florida's 80-58 rout of LSU in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.

The top-seeded Gators (25-6) had lost three of their last six games -- all by six points or less -- coming in.

Murphy was 11-of-15 from the floor and 5-of-7 from beyond the arc.

"Shots were falling today, so it always feels good," Murphy said.

Charles Carmouche netted 14 points to lead the Tigers (19-12), who downed Georgia in the first round.

"Florida did exactly what they needed to do and the type of team that they are, I think you have to be at your best," LSU head coach Johnny Jones said.

Scottie Wilbekin added 16 points for Florida, which will play Alabama in Saturday's semifinals.

Carmouche's 3-pointer pulled LSU within 18-17 midway through the opening half, but Florida netted the next nine points to open up a double-digit advantage. Wilbekin had five points during the surge and capped it with a triple for a 27-17 UF lead.

The Gators took a 43-28 lead into the break and broke the game wide open in the second half as they began the final 20 minutes on a 30-10 swing.

Wilbekin nailed three triples and Murphy tallied 12 points during the burst, which vaulted Florida to a 73-38 cushion with 8:35 left.

The Gators cruised the rest of the way.

Game Notes

UF's leading scorer Kenny Boynton finished with just two points on 1-of-7 from the floor ... Florida shot 50.9 percent (29-of-57) from the floor and 55 percent (11-of-20) from beyond the arc.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Padres P Johnson headed for TJ surgery

San Diego Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday after a recent exam revealed damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Selanne to sit for Game 4

Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne will not be in the lineup as his club takes on the Stars for Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal on Wednesday night.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.