Top-ranked Gators crush Auburn
Auburn, AL (Sports Network) – Al Horford, Taurean Green and Lee Humphrey each
scored 17 points as the top-ranked Florida Gators rolled past the Auburn
Tigers, 91-66, at the Beard-Eaves Coliseum.
Corey Brewer added 11 points while Joakim Noah contributed eight points, seven
rebounds, four assists and three blocks for the Gators (19-2, 6-0 SEC), who
extended their winning streak to 12 games.
Quantez Robertson scored 17 points and Quan Prowell chipped in with 15 for the
Tigers (13-9, 3-4), who were coming off a rout of 12th-ranked Alabama on
Florida was all over Auburn from the start, as back-to-back Brewer jumpers
gave the Gators an early 8-2 lead. After a Robertson layup, Green hit a three
and Brewer followed with a layup that made it 12-4. Then, after a Prowell
layup, Chris Richard converted a conventional three-point play and Walter
Hodge followed with a trey to push Florida’s advantage to 18-6.
With just over a minute left in the half, Marreese Speights dropped in a layup
and hit 1-of-2 free throws to give the Gators a 51-36 lead at the break.
Horford opened the second half with five straight points as Florida won going
Rasheem Barrett scored 12 points for Auburn, while Josh Dollard posted 11
points and nine rebounds…Although Auburn leads the all-time series with
Florida 86-66, the Gators have won the last eight contests…It was the third
straight SEC West road win for Florida.