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Florida holds off Auburn

22 Florida 72, 25 Auburn 67: Merlakia Jones scored 19 points despite being ejected with nearly 14 minutes to play Saturday night, and Florida held on to beat Auburn in the Southeastern Conference tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn. Florida (22-5) will play Vanderbilt in today's semifinals. After Jones and Auburn's A.D. Hillsman were ejected for fighting with 13:53 left, Florida scored just three more baskets. But the Lady Gators made 22 of 26 foul shots to hold off the Lady Tigers (19-9).

Fla. Southern 70, Rollins 67 (OT): Second-seeded Florida Southern (22-6) outscored Rollins 5-0 in the final 46 seconds of overtime in a SSC semifinal.

_ TIMES WIRES, DAVE BRACKMAN

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