Florida Gators basketball (1-0) opened the 2015-16 season Friday by taking down the Navy Midshipmen (0-1) in the Veterans Classic at Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Maryland.
With the 59-41 victory, the Gators won their first game under new head coach Mike White in what was the team’s first road season opener since 2000-01.
OnlyGators.com breaks down Friday’s season opener with seven quick-hitters:
It was over when: Redshirt freshman guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez drained the first three-pointer of his career to put Florida up 40-26 with just over 11 minutes to play. The Gators used a 9-0 run to take a 17-point lead shortly thereafter and held on to their sizable advantage – pushing it as high as 20 – for the duration of the contest. Ramirez made 2-of-6 shots with five point sand three rebounds in his first game.