- Florida is now 27-6, and has now won back-to-back SEC Tournament Championships. The Gators will advance to the 2006 NCAA Men's Tournament, having received the SEC' s automatic bid to the big dance.
- South Carolina is now 18-15.
- Florida led 25-18 at the half, fueled by 50 percent shooting from both the field and behind the arch.
- Florida started off the game with a 15-6 run, fueled by Corey Brewer's 7 pts in that span. USC made the game interesting, tying the game at 47-47 with under a minute left. Florida's Joakim Noah's layup with 10 seconds left gave the Gators the edge they needed.
- Florida used a hot shooting game to win the 2006 SEC Tournament. The Gators hit 48.8 percent from the field, including 50 percent from behind the arch. South Carolina shot only 30 percent from the field.
- Florida holds a 29-19 advantage over the Gamecocks. The Gators are 1-1 against South Carolina in the SEC Tournament.
South Carolina game notes
- Tarence Kinsey had 12 points, giving him 1,107 points for his career. Kinsley has past Ray Pericola (1,104) for 28th place in the South Carolina career scoring charts.
- Renaldo Balkman had 12 points and 11 rebounds, recording his fourth double-double of the season
- With starts in today's game Tre' Kelley jumped to 4thon the South Carolina single season games started list with 33. Tarence Kinsey also started his 32nd game this season, tying him for sixth place on the Gamecocks single season games started list.
Florida game notes
- Florida now joins Kentucky and Alabama as the only teams to have won back-to-back SEC tournaments. The last team to accomplish this feat was Kentucky, who won three in a row (1997-99).
- The Gators are now 2-4 in SEC Tournament Championship games. Both of the Gators wins have come under head coach Billy Donovan.
- Florida's Taurean Green was named the Tournament MVP, after scoring in double figures in all three games the Gators played.
- Corey Brewer paced the Gators with 16 points and seven rebounds.
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Officials: Patrick Adams, Ted Valentine, Tom Lopes