Basketball · Winter Sports

#23 Florida outlasts Georgia in overtime

FINAL: FLORIDA 80, GEORGIA 76 (OT)

  1st 2nd OT FINAL
GEORGIA 33 34 9 76
FLORIDA 32 35 13 80

 

GAINESVILL, FL-  Florida faced off with the Georgia Bulldogs in a key SEC showdown on Saturday.  The Gators found themselves down by eight points in the second half, but made a run to tie the game and force overtime.  Kasey Hill hit two of four free throws in the waning seconds of the second half.  Canyon Barry and John Egbunu played a key part of the overtime, as Barry made both free throws he attempted in the extra period, and Egbunu found several rebounds, and made a shot to put the Gators up by multiple scores.

Barry had his best game as a Gator scoring a season high 27 points and grabbing 7 rebounds.  Barry made two rare four-point plays and shot 7-13 from the field.  Barry also went 8-8 from the free throw line.  Freshman Keith Stone also played a key role for Florida as he scored 17 points while making three of his four three-point shots.

Florida’s bench outscored their starters for the second consecutive game led by Barry and Stone, and the Gators bench outscored Georgia’s bench 51-5.

Florida is now 5-0 during conference play, and will play a tough road game against South Carolina on Wednesday before returning home to play Vanderbilt next Saturday.

ATTENDANCE:  10,379

RECORDS:

  • GEORGIA:                         11-6
  • FLORIDA:                           14-3

Team Stats:

  GEORGIA FLORIDA
FG % 48 40
3-PT % 25 39
FT % 76 77
Offensive Rebounds 11 8
Total Rebounds 41 32
Assists 15 13
Steals 7 9
Blocks 0 3
Turnovers 18 13

 

What’s Next:

FLORIDA GATORS AT SOUTH CAROLINA

JANUARY 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM

SEC NETWORK

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