Early in the contest the teams battled back and forth with Florida (10-4; 2-0 SEC) leading most of the first half, however the Tigers kept the game close only allowing Florida to open a seven-point lead in the first half. Auburn (9-3; 0-2 SEC) clawed their way back into the game and opened up their largest lead of the game when they grabbed a six-point lead with only 50 seconds remaining in the opening half.
Heading into the break, the Gators trimmed the Auburn lead to 39-36 and would have to rely on a second half rally to claim the win.
In the second half, Florida came out clicking on both ends of the floor. The Gators grabbed their first lead since the 5:03 mark of the opening period on two of freshman Corey Brewer's (Portland, Tenn.) career-high 14 points. During the 10-0 spurt by the Gators, Auburn was held scoreless for 4:15.
The Gators opened up a nine-point lead at 55-46, with 11:52 to go in regulation however Auburn would respond and slowly begin to chip away at the Florida lead. Heading down the stretch Florida would hold a 71-68 lead with only 28 seconds remaining.
In the waning seconds of regulation Tigers' guard Toney Douglas hit a game-tying three-pointer to send the game into overtime as time expired.
In the extra frame, Roberson hit a clutch three-point basket 32 seconds into overtime and the Gators would never look back.
For the game Florida shot a blistering 55.4-percent from the floor, including an impressive 52.6-percent from beyond the arc.
The Gators will now travel to Nashville for a Saturday afternoon game against SEC-east foe Vanderbilt. Game time is set for 3 p.m. and will be televised by Jefferson Pilot Sports.