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Gators Blow Mizzou Off The Court

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ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 14: Patric Young #4 of the Florida Gators defends against Jordan Clarkson #5 of the Missouri Tigers during the quarterfinals of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at Georgia Dome on March 14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 14: Patric Young #4 of the Florida Gators defends against Jordan Clarkson #5 of the Missouri Tigers during the quarterfinals of the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Georgia Dome on March 14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (CBSMiami) – The Missouri Tigers needed a victory to get into the NCAA Tournament. After facing off with the number one team in the country, the Florida Gators, in the SEC Tournament; Mizzou won’t be going dancing.

Scottie Wilbekin scored 15 points and No. 1 Florida remained unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference, using one of its customary spurts to rout Missouri 72-49 in the quarterfinals of the league tournament Friday.

The game was tied 29-29 at halftime, and the Tigers were still in the game with about 10 minutes to go. That’s when Wilbekin and the Gators (30-2) suddenly took control.

After Will Yeguete laid one in off a nifty pass from Kasey Hill, Florida pressed the inbounds pass, Wilbekin came up with a steal, then got free in the corner for a 3-pointer. Missouri missed at the other end, Patric Young connected on a short hook and just like that, the Gators had stretched a two-point lead to 45-36.

They blew it open from there, sinking one 3-pointer after another to win in a breeze.

Florida advanced to face the winner of Tennessee-South Carolina game.

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