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Georgia Beaten By Florida

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Corey Brewer scored 18 points, Al Horford added 17 and top-ranked Florida stretched its winning streak to 15 games Wednesday night against Georgia, pulling away in the second half for a 71-61 victory.

Florida (22-2, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) also extended its best start ever in the league by sweeping its season series with the Bulldogs. The Gators won 67-51 in Gainesville a month ago, dominating over the final 20 minutes after Georgia led at halftime.

Georgia (13-9, 5-5) lost its third in a row after building an 18-13 lead midway through the first half. The defending national champions responded with nine straight points and led the rest of the way, limiting the Bulldogs to 34 percent (20-of-59) from the field. Mike Mercer led Georgia with 15 points.

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