Florida Gators basketball (6-3) lost its second straight contest – both to ranked opponents – after being taken down 56-52 Saturday night by the No. 1 Michigan State Spartans (12-0) at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan.
The Gators have now fallen to the three best teams they’ve faced this season, thought Florida has continuously flashed and shown signs of improvement through the first five weeks of the campaign.
OnlyGators.com breaks down Saturday’s loss with nine quick-hitters:
It was over when: The Gators unraveled – just a bit – late in the contest. Taking a six-point lead with 91 seconds to play, the Spartans did so by forcing two turnovers and seeing Florida commit an unforced error by batting a defensive rebound out of bounds. Michigan State hung tough from there as the visitors continued missing shots and simply did not make a dent in MSU’s advantage.