The Gators picked up another quality victory over South Carolina last night behind the great play of Sophomore guard KeVaughn Allen. Allen lead the Gators with 26 points but also lead the team in rebounds with seven.
The Gators started off slow in the first half, letting South Carolina stay in the game by turning the ball over 12 times. One bright spot early on was the Gators ability to hit a three pointer, something they failed to do at all against South Carolina early this year.
The sloppy first half did not carry over into the second half. The Gators protected the ball much better in the second half, turning it over just four times. The Gators also shot the ball extremely well making 7 of 15 two pointers and 6 of 9 from behind the arc. The Gators bench didn’t provide a lot of scoring likes we normally see but they could be from the limited minutes from Gators guard Canyon Barry.
This win has legitimized the Gators as still a force to be reckoned with even with the absence of red-shirt junior center John Egbunu. Florida, with this win, also locks up a double bye in the 2017 SEC Tournament; if the Gators beat Kentucky on Saturday they would be No.1 seed.
The Gators will be traveling to Kentucky for their next game. Tip-off will be at 2pm and will air on CBS.