Florida beats Auburn 78-70, snaps losing streak

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Chandler Parsons scored 17 points,
Erving Walker added 14 and Florida beat Auburn 78-70 Thursday night
despite not making a field goal in the final 8:24.

Alex Tyus chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds for the
Gators, who snapped a two-game losing streak and improved their
chances of making the NCAA tournament.

Florida (18-8, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) could gain more
control of its postseason hopes with wins at Mississippi on
Saturday and against No. 20 Tennessee next week.

DeWayne Reed led the Tigers (12-14, 3-8) with 22 points before
fouling out with 19.2 seconds remaining. Tay Waller added 13 for
Auburn, which missed 22 of 29 shots from 3-point range and fell to
1-5 against the league's Eastern Division.

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