No. 5/6 Florida Gators basketball (7-0) thrashed the Florida State Seminoles (4-4) by 25 points on Wednesday in Tallahassee, FL. Florida head coach Billy Donovan met with the media and shared some of his thoughts after the game.
Also included in this special post-game report are animated GIFs and thoughts from former players on UF’s blowout victory over FSU.
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» Florida has now won four-straight against Florida State, increasing its all-time record to 42-22 including 11-6 under Donovan and 5-3 in Tallahassee under Donovan. UF’s true seniors have never lost to FSU.
» The Gators swept the Seminoles in football, basketball and baseball (5-0) in the 2012 calendar year for the first time in school history.
» Florida has now held five of seven opponents to 49 points or fewer. The Gators have only given up 26 points or more in a single have twice in 14 halves.
» UF is 32-1 since the beginning of the 2011-12 season when holding opponents under 71 points in a game.
» Florida had 15 assists on 27 baskets and outscored FSU in the paint 34-14.
» The Gators out-rebounded the Seminoles 34-26, forced 22 turnovers (for 32 points) and registered 14 steals.
» The 47 points scored by Florida State tied for the second fewest against Florida in series history. It is also the lowest point total FSU has registered at its home arena.
» Florida had a game-high 37-point lead during the game.
» Senior guard Kenny Boynton scored 14 points in the game and now has 1,690 for his career, passing Stacey Poole (1,678) for fifth on the school’s career scoring list. He led the Gators offensively despite going just 1-for-8 from downtown. Boynton is now 1-for-13 from three-point land over the last two games.
» Redshirt senior G Mike Rosario had his best offensive game of the season, matching Boynton with a game-high 14 points and doing so while going 2-for-4 from downtown and 6-for-10 from the field.
» Junior center Patric Young continued to display his improved energy, scoring 10 points and adding a game-high eight rebounds. He missed all three of his foul shots.
» Junior forward Erik Murphy (hip pointer) did not start but played quite well off the bench, scoring nine points and adding seven boards.
» Freshman G Michael Frazier II once again played exceptionally well in his reserve role. He scored 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting (2-for-3 from long range) and now has 31 points over the last two games.
» Junior point guard Scottie Wilbekin‘s defensive effort was noticable throughout the contest. He registered five steals, dropped five dimes and scored five points.
» Seminoles G Michael Snaer was held scoreless in the first half but finished the game with a team-high 10 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists.
Read what Donovan had to say and see much more…after the break!
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