TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Ticker) -- Anthony Roberson and 20th-ranked Florida used a balanced attack to end Alabama's 11-game home winning streak.
Roberson scored 26 points and David Lee added 24 to lift the Gators to an 88-78 Southeastern Conference victory over the undermanned Crimson Tide.
"When we were down, we just pulled together, We looked into each other's eyes and knew we needed to get this road victory," Roberson said.
Alabama (11-6, 3-3 SEC) was without leading scorer Earnest Shelton, who suffered a sprained right knee. Kennedy Winston led the way with 25 points, but the Crimson Tide dropped its second straight.
"I thought our effort was fabulous," Alabama coach Mark Gottfried said. "We played hard and they wanted to win. I thought we made a lot of great plays at both ends of the floor. The last five minutes, they made a couple more plays than we did."
Matt Walsh contributed 13 points for Florida (13-4, 4-2), which has won six of the last seven regular-season meetings Alabama. Five Gators scored at least nine points.
The game was tied, 74-74, with 6:37 left, but Florida closed with a 14-4 run.
"It seemed like every time we would start to go on a run, they would come back," Alabama forward Chuck Davis said."
Davis scored all of his 15 points in the first half for Alabama and finished with 10 rebounds. But Florida hit 6-of-12 3-pointers and led 49-40 at halftime. The Gators shot 11-of-25 from beyond the arc as Roberson hit six 3-pointers.
"I want the ball in my hand," Roberson said. "Coach (Billy Donovan) put me in and had confidence in me that I could hit the big shot. I just have to thank my coach and my teammates."