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LSU hoops gets first win at Florida since 2008, 79-61 over Gators

1 year 10 months 1 week ago January 21, 2015 Jan 21, 2015 Wednesday, January 21 2015 January 21, 2015 7:59 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Chris Price

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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