GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jarell Martin scored 22 points, Jordan Mickey added 14 points and 14 rebounds, and LSU beat Florida 79-61 on Tuesday night.
The Tigers (14-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) bounced back from a tough home loss to Texas A&M and snapped a six-game losing streak in the series.
The Gators (10-8, 3-2) lost consecutive conference games for the first time since dropping three in a row to Georgia, Vanderbilt and Kentucky late in the 2011-12 season.
LSU turned a close game into a double-digit lead with a 14-2 run midway through the second half. The Tigers gashed Florida in transition, routinely getting easy shots at or near the basket.
Martin made 7 of 15 from the floor and 7 of 8 from the free throw line. Mickey was 4 of 10 from the field and 6 of 6 from the stripe. He controlled the glass, too, notching his 10th double-double of the season.
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