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Wednesday February 24, 1999Florida tops South Carolina, 89-61

Gainesville, FL

Game 25

Florida          89
South Carolina        61

February 24, 1999 • Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Fla.

Florida began tonight's match-up with a solute to seniors Greg Stolt and Eddie Shannon, who saved the best for last, hitting the 16th and 17th treys, respectively, to tie the O'Dome record for three-pointers in a game at 17...Those 17 made up 32 of tonight's total field goals as the Gators cruised to a 89-61 vicotory over South Carolina...UF used a 23-10 run to close the first half to pull away from the Gamecocks...After USC cut the lead to six at 25-19 with 7:08 left in the opening half, Florida extended the lead to 19 at 48-29 at the half...The Gators' first half total was the second-highest in the first-half for UF in an SEC game this season...Tonight's win was the 10th SEC win this season for the Gators, the most since the 1994 team won 12 in league play...The victory is also the squad's 19th, making this year's team only the eighth team in school history to win 19 or more in a season...Billy Donovan has now won more games than any other UF head coach in his third year of coaching.

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