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Florida Captures SEC Tourney Title

1394 days ago
By Sean Cartell | SEC Digital Network
Photo: Steve Helber | AP Photo

ATLANTA --Michael Frazier and Patric Young each scored 14 points Sunday and top-ranked Florida escaped the Georgia Dome with a thrilling 61-60 win against second-seeded Kentucky to capture the 2014 Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.

The Gators (32-2), who extended their winning streak to a school-record 26 games, won their fourth all-time SEC Tournament Championship and their first since 2007.

Florida led wire-to-wire in the game and was up by as many as 16 points early in the second half, but saw its advantage cut to one point, 54-53, with 6:16 remaining.

Florida shot 43.4 percent (23-of-53) from the field in the game, but made just 7-of-17 free-throw attempts. Kentucky shot 35.3 percent (18-of-51) from the floor, connecting on 21-of-26 charity shots. The Gators, who led 40-30 at halftime, won the rebounding advantage 38-36.

Four Florida players scored in double figures in the game. Scottie Wilbekin was named the SEC Tournament's Most Valuable Player, scoring 11 points in Sunday's championship game with a game-high six assists and two steals. Casey Prather also scored 11 points and added five rebounds. Will Yeguete brought down a team-high seven rebounds.

Kentucky (24-10) was led by a game-high 16 points from Aaron Harrison and 13 from James Young. Willie Cauley-Stein brought down a game-high 11 rebounds.