Basketball · Winter Sports

Florida trounces UNC-Charlotte in Orange Bowl Classic

FINAL: FLORIDA 87, CHARLOTTE 46

  1st 2nd OT FINAL
UNC-CHARLOTTE 22 24 X 46
FLORIDA 48 39 X 87

 

SUNRISE, FL-  The Florida Gators have finally completed their eleven game road/neutral site schedule to open the season.  The new Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center will host Florida basketball on Wednesday night.  Saturday evening though, the Gators had to play UNC-Charlotte in the Orange Bowl Classic in Sunrise, Florida.  The 49ers were no match for Florida.  Florida raced out to a 12-3 lead, and extended the lead as the game wore on.  Florida led 48-22 at halftime, and was able to use eleven players.  Center John Egbunu was unable to play after sustaining a hamstring injury in practice on Tuesday.

Florida was led by Canyon Barry with 16 points off the bench.  Devin Robinson added 15 points and 9 rebounds in only 20 minutes of action.  Forward Keith Stone also scored in double figures with 10 points.  Florida easily outrebounded the much smaller 49ers, whose tallest player is only 6’7, even without Egbunu.

Charlotte was paced by junior Austin Ajukwa, who tallied 12 points off the bench.

Florida will face Arkansas-Little Rock in the first game at the revamped Exactech Arena on Wednesday.

ATTENDANCE:

RECORDS:

  • CHARLOTTE:               6-4
  • FLORIDA:                8-3

Team Stats:

  CHARLOTTE FLORIDA
FG % 28 50
3-PT % 25 29
FT % 67 77
Offensive Rebounds 6 14
Total Rebounds 23 44
Assists 7 17
Steals 7 13
Blocks 0 4
Turnovers 20 13

 

What’s Next:

FLORIDA GATORS vs. LITTLE ROCK TROJANS

DECEMBER 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM

EXACTECH ARENA

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