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Auburn Comes From Behind To Beat Florida in SEC Tournament Action

By on March 14th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

Does Friday’s win get Auburn in the Big Dance?

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Korvotney Barber had 12 points, 10 rebounds and a huge dunk in the final minute to help Auburn beat Florida 61-58 Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Frankie Sullivan had 12 points and Tay Waller and Lucas Hargrove added 11 apiece for the Tigers, who snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Gators. Auburn won for the ninth time in its last 10 games and may have secured a spot in the NCAA tournament.

Florida, meanwhile, probably will end up in the NIT for a second consecutive season after winning back-to-back national titles.

The Gators (23-10) had a shot to tie on the final possession, but Quantez Richardson blocked Erving Walker’s 3-point attempt just before the buzzer. Walker immediately broke down in tears as the Tigers celebrated at midcourt. 


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