No. 1 Florida beats South Carolina 72-46 - NBC Sports

No. 1 Florida beats South Carolina 72-46
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Florida's Michael Frazier (20) hits his field goal as South Carolina's Brenton Williams (1) tries to block during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Columbia, S.C.(AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)
March 4, 2014, 9:14 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Michael Frazier II set a Florida record with 11 3-pointers to finish with a career-high 37 points and help the top-ranked Gators move a game from a perfect Southeastern Conference regular season with a 72-46 victory over South Carolina on Tuesday night.

Frazier kept the Gators (28-2, 17-0 SEC), who won their school-record 22nd straight, in the game when his teammates struggled in the opening half. He added some on-target icing to the victory when Florida took control with a 23-5 run midway through the second half.

Frazier broke the 28-year-old Florida mark of Joe Lawrence, who made nine 3s against California on Dec. 27, 1986.

Mindaugus Kacinas had 12 points to lead South Carolina (11-19, 4-13), which was coming off a win over Kentucky.

The Gators can become the first team besides Kentucky to finish undefeated in SEC play since Alabama went 14-0 in 1956.

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