Florida beats Bama 78-51

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Alabama had three players finish in double figures Tuesday night, but the Florida Gators outscored the Crimson Tide 48-21 in the second half to win 78-51.

Freshman Trevor Releford led Alabama with 17 points, three rebounds and four assists; sophomore Tony Mitchell had 14 points and eight rebounds; and junior JaMychal Greenad 10 points and nine rebounds.

Vernon Macklin led Florida with 19 points.

Florida and Alabama were tied 30-30 at half time.

Alabama will play host to SEC opponent Georgia this Saturday for senior day.

Tip off is at 12:30 p.m.