Mississippi State Vs. Florida: Gators Take Out Bulldogs 69-57

Billy Donovan and his No. 14 Florida Gators (16-4, 4-1) look to win their 17th straight home game Saturday when they welcome Rick Stansbury and his No. 18 Mississippi State Bulldogs (17-4, 4-2) to the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville.

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Mississippi State Vs. Florida: Gators Move To 5-1 In SEC Play With 69-57 Win

The Florida Gators were able to pick up their 17th straight home victory as the Gators took down the Mississippi State Bulldogs 69-57 on Saturday afternoon. The Gators held just a three-point lead at halftime, but were able to hold on and add to their lead in the second half. In the loss, both Arnett Moultrie and Dee Bost picked up 12 points, while Moultrie had a double-double adding 13 rebounds. Brian Bryant also added 11 points and four rebounds.

For the Gators, Bradley Beal continued to lead the way even after the leading at halftime, picking up 19 points and four rebounds. Erving Walker finally was able to get it going in the second half after just two points in the first half, adding another eight points for 10 points total and four assists. Patrick Young was also able to add 12 points and six rebounds off the bench.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Gators, visit SB Nation's Florida blog, Alligator Army. For the perspective from the other side, visit SB Nation's Mississippi State blog, For Whom the Cowbell Tolls. For all your college hoops news, be sure to check out SB Nation's college basketball hub.

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Mississippi State Vs. Florida: Gators Hold 30-27 Lead At Halftime

The Florida Gators entered the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs hoping to pick up their seventeenth straight win in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center and are halfway to that goal. At halftime, the Gators hold a three point lead over the Bulldogs behind Erik Murphy's 11 points and three rebounds in the first half of play. Florida also got seven points from Bradley Beal, but Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton have combined for just two points in the first half.

For the Bulldogs, Brian Bryant leads the way with just eight points and two rebounds. Meanwhile, Arnett Moultrie has six points to go with his six rebounds, as Mississippi State has out rebounded the Gators in the first half 17-13. If the Bulldogs want to get back into the game, they'll have to continue to hold down Boynton and Walker while Florida hopes to get them going in the second half.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Gators, visit SB Nation's Florida blog, Alligator Army. For the perspective from the other side, visit SB Nation's Mississippi State blog, For Whom the Cowbell Tolls. For all your college hoops news, be sure to check out SB Nation's college basketball hub.

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Mississippi State Vs. Florida: Gators Aim For 17th Straight Home Win

Billy Donovan and his No. 14 Florida Gators (16-4, 4-1) look to win their 17th straight home game Saturday when they welcome Rick Stansbury and his No. 18 Mississippi State Bulldogs (17-4, 4-2) to the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville.

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