Strong second half pushes Florida Gators basketball by AU

Offense was the story of the game in Tuesday night’s game between the No. 15 Florida Gators (21-5, 11-2) and the Auburn Tigers (16-10, 5-8).
The Gators started off sluggish, trailing the Tigers until the 9:29 mark in the first half. The two teams went into halftime tied at 50, but after a 9-0 run by Florida to start the second half, it was all Gators from there. Florida went off to score more than 100 points for the second time this season in the 114-95 victory.
The Gators are now on their second seven game winning streak of the season, but are winning in much more impressive fashion this go-around. Florida has won each of its last seven games by at least nine points and six of the last seven by double figures. Florida’s 114 points on the night set a new school record for most points in regulation time in an SEC game.
Canyon Barry scored a season-high 30 points for the Gators. He was 8-for-17 from the field and 3-for-5 from three. Sadly, his school record free-throw streak ended at 42, as he was 11-for-12 from the line on the night.
Seven different players had double-digits for Florida. KeVaughn Allen scored all 17 of his points in the second half to give Florida the push it needed to take control of the game. Kasey Hill had a double-double with 11 points and 12 assists. He is now third all-time for Florida with 500 assists in his career.
Devin Robinson (14), Chris Chiozza (11), John Egbunu (10) and Justin Leon (10) also had double-digits. Egbunu left the game early with a knee injury and did not return.
Coming Up Next:
Florida travels to Mississippi State on Saturday at 2 p.m. looking to reach a season-high eight straight wins. The game will air on ESPN.

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Bailiegh Williams
Growing up the daughter of a baseball coach in a household that revolved around Gators sports, Bailiegh’s future working in sports was her destiny. She played four years of varsity softball at Suwannee High School and one year on softball scholarship at Gulf Coast State College. In her first year she discovered a love for journalism so she packed her bags and moved to Gainesville to finish her A.A. and begin interning for Gator Country. She is now on track to graduate from the University of Florida in 2019. In her free time, Bailiegh enjoys binge watching her favorite TV shows and spending time with her family and her two fur babies.