GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Michael Frazier II scored a career-high 21 points and No. 7 Florida handled Georgia 72-50 on Tuesday night, setting a school record for consecutive home wins.
The undermanned Gators won their 25th straight at the O'Connell Center, topping the previous mark set between March 2006 and November 2007. Two-time national champions Corey Brewer, Taurean Green, Al Horford and Joakim Noah did most of the heavy lifting in that streak.
This group, which has four seniors who have lost in three straight regional finals, barely acknowledged their achievement. They have loftier goals.
And if Frazier continues to play like he did against the Bulldogs, Florida (14-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) certainly could improve its chances of making a deep run in the NCAA tournament. Frazier made 7 of 16 shots, including 5 of 12 from 3-point range.
Marcus Thornton led Georgia (8-7, 2-1) with 11 points and seven rebounds.