Updated at 11:55 p.m.
The No. 13 Florida Gators (10-2) ended 2013 with a bang, routing the Savannah State Tigers (2-11) on Sunday afternoon at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, FL. Florida won 76-34, outscoring Savannah State by nearly 20 points in each half of the game as it cruised to a victory.
OnlyGators.com breaks down the Gators’ 10th win with The Fastbreak.
It was over when: Florida sophomore guard Michael Frazier II drilled a three-pointer with 10:15 left in the first half, extending the home team’s lead to 12 while kicking off a 14-0 run that lasted more than eight minutes and put the game out of reach. Frazier hit three of his five triples for 11 points, adding four boards, two blocks and a steal. He also committed four turnovers.
Prominent player: Senior center Patric Young scored a team-high 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting while grabbing six boards, blocking two shots and swiping two steals. Midway through the second half, Young became the 50th Gators player to eclipse 1,000 career points. He actually scored four-straight points to jump to 1,003 for his career and left the court to a standing ovation from the home crowd.
Standout stats: Florida dominated most phases of the game, but UF’s tough defense forced 20 turnovers on Sunday. The Gators also continued to struggle from the charity stripe, going 19-for-32 and hitting just 59.4 percent of their free passes.
Check out the second half of The Fastbreak after the, well, break.
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