Basketball · Winter Sports

#5 Duke defeats #21 Florida in New York

FINAL: DUKE 84, FLORIDA 74

  1st 2nd OT FINAL
#21FLORIDA 31 43 X 74
#5 DUKE 41 43 X 84

 

NEW YORK, NY-  The Florida Gators played against one of the top teams in the country on Tuesday night.  And for the most part, Florida went toe-to-toe with #5 Duke.  Florida allowed the Blue Devils to shoot at a 53% clip, and made several turnovers during the stretch run in the second half that ended any chance of a comeback.

KeVaughn Allen led the Gators with 21 points on only thirteen shot attempts.  Kasey Hill added 13 points, and Devin Robinson chipped in with 11.  Florida C John Egbunu scored nine points and led Florida with 12 rebounds.  Although depth has been a key strength on this season, Florida’s bench only scored 13 points

Duke was led by Luke Kennard, who scored 29 points, and Amile Jefferson who added 24 points.  The Blue Devils also got 22 points from Jayson Tatum off the bench.

Florida will face Florida State on Sunday.  FSU is 8-1 so far this season , and are coming off a 98-49 thrashing of Southern Miss, which saw the Seminoles hit 14 three-pointers.

ATTENDANCE: 15,294

RECORDS:

  • FLORIDA:               7-2
  • DUKE:                      9-1

Team Stats:

  FLORIDA DUKE
FG % 43 53
3-PT % 55 41
FT % 70 93
Offensive Rebounds 13 10
Total Rebounds 32 35
Assists 10 16
Steals 6 8
Blocks 8 6
Turnovers 13 13

 

What’s Next:

#24 FLORIDA GATORS AT FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

DECEMBER 11, 2016 at 4:00 PM

DONALD L. TUCKER CIVIC CENTER

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