AP Sports Writer
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Marcus Thornton and Kenny Gaines scored 16 points apiece and Georgia, which never trailed, beat Florida 73-61 on Saturday to end the Gators' streak of 24 straight wins in the Southeastern Conference.
Georgia (11-5, 2-2 SEC) scored the first 12 points. Florida cut the deficit to two points early in the second half but couldn't complete the comeback.
Florida (10-7, 3-1) had not lost in the SEC since falling to Mississippi in the 2013 SEC tournament championship game. The Gators were a perfect 18-0 in the SEC in 2014 before winning the conference tournament and then winning their first three SEC games this season.
Devin Robinson and Dorian Finney-Smith both had 11 points for Florida. Michael Frazier II had 10.
The Gators were playing on short rest after they never trailed in an easy 75-55 home win over Auburn on Thursday night. The team practiced on Friday before traveling by bus to Athens.
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