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Vanderbilt vs. Florida
75 - 87
January 22, 2003
Gainesville, FL

 

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ David Lee had 22 points and No. 5 Florida extended its winning streak to 12 games with an 87-75 victory over Vanderbilt on Wednesday night.

The Gators (16-2, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) are off to the best start in school history.

Anthony Roberson added 20 points for Florida, which won its 14th straight home game, the second longest streak under coach Billy Donovan.

Matt Freije had 21 points for Vanderbilt (8-8, 1-4), which has lost five of six against ranked opponents this season. The lone victory was a 70-69 win over then-No. 4 Alabama on Jan. 11.

A basket down low by Lee and Brett Nelson's 3 gave Florida a 56-40 lead with 18:35 left. Roberson's third 3-pointer of the second half gave Florida a 70-50 lead at the 13-minute mark.

Vanderbilt got within 78-67 on a 3 and two free throws by Freije with 3:49 remaining. Russell Lakey hit a jumper and added a free throw to cut the deficit to 78-70 with 2:40 left.

Roberson had two layups and Lee added a dunk during the final minute of play.

Lee had 15 points as Florida took a 51-40 halftime lead. He scored five points, including a three-point play, during a 9-0 run to put Florida ahead 39-28 with four minutes left in the half.

The Gators extended the lead to 49-35 on Roberson's 3-pointer with a minute left in the half.

Vanderbilt's Jason Holwerda had 13 of his 17 points in the first half. His career high entering the game was 12, set Nov. 22, against Southeastern Louisiana.

 









 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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