Florida 27 35 62
MissSt 26 25 51
Date of game: 1/30/2014

Recap: Miss State vs. Florida

Starkville, MS (SportsNetwork.com) - Casey Prather had 16 points and seven rebounds in the third-ranked Florida Gators' 62-51 victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thursday.

Patric Young added 12 points, eight boards and three blocks for the Gators (18-2, 7-0 SEC), who have won 12 in a row since a loss at Connecticut on Dec. 2.

Colin Borchert ended with 15 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (13-7, 3-4), who have dropped two straight for the first time this season. Craig Sword and I.J. Ready tallied 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Trailing 16-15 midway through the first half, the Gators went on a 12-2 run. Scottie Wilbekin tallied six points during the surge that Jacob Kurtz capped with a free throw for a 9-point lead.

Mississippi State scored the final eight points of the half to get within 27-26.

Florida was able to take control early in the second half. Trailing 30-29, the Gators put together an 18-4 run. Young scored eight points during the spurt that Michael Frazier II capped with a 3-pointer for a 47-34 edge with 10:18 to play.

"When he's open, I want him shooting," Florida coach Billy Donovan said of Frazier.

The Bulldogs never got closer than nine the rest of the way.

"In the first half, we did a really great job of competing," Mississippi State coach Rick Ray said. "We ended the half with six consecutive stops. In the second half, they shot 56 percent and we gave up too many timely rebounds."

Game Notes

Florida has won four straight against Mississippi State and now holds a 61-49 edge in the all-time series ... The Gators went 8-of-19 from the foul line, while the Bulldogs went 1-of-6 ... Florida freshman Chris Walker is expected to make his college debut on Feb. 4 against Missouri after being cleared by the NCAA.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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