Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(OXFORD, Miss.) — Florida allowed Marshall Henderson to score 22 first half points but held him scoreless in the second half, as the No. 2 Gators extend their program-best winning streak to 19 games by downing Mississippi, 75-71 Saturday.
Henderson went 7 for 14 from the field in the first twenty minutes including 5 for 11 from three-point range. But the senior guard missed all six of his attempts in the second half.
“You’re not going to prevent (Henderson) from shooting and in the first half it was a wash — him versus our team,” Florida head coach Billy Donovan said. “In the second half, it just didn’t go in.”
Scottie Wilbekin had 18 points and seven assists and Michael Frazier II added 17 points for Florida, which improves to 7-2 this season in games decided by six points or less this season.
Jarvis Summers added 20 points for Mississippi (16-11, 7-7 SEC), which has lost four straight.
Florida (25-2, 14-0) will look to continue its winning streak on Tuesday when it visits Vanderbilt.