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Rogelio V. Solis, Associated Press
Florida guard Erving Walker (11) shoots against Mississippi guard Jarvis Summers (32) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012.

OXFORD, Miss. — Patric Young scored 15 points, Kenny Boynton added 12 and No. 14 Florida rallied from a double-digit first-half deficit to beat Mississippi 64-60 on Thursday night.

Florida (16-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) fell behind 20-4 in the opening minutes and trailed 38-28 at halftime. But the Gators worked their way back thanks to lockdown defense and clutch 3-pointers from Boynton and Mike Rosario.

Young was 7 of 10 from the field. Erving Walker had 10 points and nine assists.

Terrance Henry had 21 points for Mississippi (13-7, 3-3), while Nick Williams added 14. The Rebels shot 60.9 percent from the field in the first half, hitting all six of their 3-point attempts. They couldn't duplicate that success in the second half, making just 8 of 29 (27.6 percent) from the field.