Basketball · Winter Sports

Florida moves to 2-0 in SEC play despite unraveling in end

FINAL: FLORIDA 70, MISSISSIPPI 63

  1st 2nd OT FINAL
Ole Miss 21 42 X 63
FLORIDA 35 35 X 70

 

GAINESVILLE, FL-  The Florida Gators shot lights out in the home opener against Little Rock, however it appears that as the calendar has turned to a new year, Florida has reverted to it’s old, poor shooting ways. 

The Gators dominated Ole Miss for thirty-seven minutes on Tuesday. Those final three minutes became very uneasy for a crowd of 10,423 as the Rebels twice closer the Florida lead to six. 

Florida head coach called the Gators effort in the final minutes “unacceptable.”

Despite the poor finish, the Gators moved to 2-0 in SEC play with a tall task against Tennessee looming. 

Florida was led by Canyon Barry, who scored 20 points off the bench on 8-14 shooting. KeVaughn Allen added 14 points and Devin Robinson chipped in 11. Kasey Hill had a solid all-around game with 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Hill did however commit 5 turnovers in the game. 

Mississippi was led by Deandre Burnett with 18 points and received 15 points and 13 rebounds from Sebastian Saiz.  

Florida is now 2-0 in SEC play and will face Tennessee in Exactech Arena on Saturday. 

ATTENDANCE:  10,423

RECORDS:

  • MISSISSIPPI:                         9-5 (0-2)
  • FLORIDA:                               11-3 (2-0)

Team Stats:

  Ole Miss FLORIDA
FG % 51 42
3-PT % 26 36
FT % 77 52
Offensive Rebounds 7 12
Total Rebounds 34 28
Assists 8 10
Steals 10 11
Blocks 3 1
Turnovers 21 10

 

What’s Next:

FLORIDA GATORS vs TENNESSEE

JANUARY 7, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Photo Courtesy of SEC/ESPN 

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