ATLANTA, GA (KTVI/AP) – The Missouri Tigers lost to #1 Florida in the third round of the SEC tournament. The university athletic department tweeted they will now see where they fall in the NCAA tournament.
FINAL: No. 1 Florida 72, #Mizzou 49. Tigers (22-11) find out their tournament fate Sunday night.
— Mizzou Athletics (@MizzouAthletics) March 14, 2014
Scottie Wilbekin scored 15 points and No. 1 Florida remained unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference, using one of its customary spurts to rout Missouri 72-49 in the quarterfinals of the league tournament Friday.
The game was tied 29-29 at halftime, and the Tigers were still in the game with about 10 minutes to go. That’s when Wilbekin and the Gators (30-2) suddenly took control.
After Will Yeguete laid one in off a nifty pass from Kasey Hill, Florida pressed the inbounds pass, Wilbekin came up with a steal, then got free in the corner for a 3-pointer. Missouri missed at the other end, Patric Young connected on a short hook and just like that, the Gators had stretched a two-point lead to 45-36.
They blew it open from there, sinking one 3-pointer after another to win in a breeze.
Florida advanced to face the winner of Tennessee-South Carolina game.
By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer