Quick links:
 Latest Team Rankings
 Free Rivals Alerts
 Member Services
ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports

December 10, 2013

Instant Analysis: Florida gets big resume win



March is a long ways away, but the No. 19 Gators (7-2) notched a win Tuesday inside the O'Connell Center that will be remembered come selection time. Florida jumped ahead early and hung on for a 67-61 victory against No. 13 Kansas (6-3). Instant Analysis takes a look.

IT WAS OVER WHEN: Casey Prather had a quiet night by 2013 Casey Prather standards, but the importance of his free-throw shooting down the line iced the game. Of Prather's 12 points, 10 came from free throws, including four within the final 37 seconds. He also finished with eight rebounds.

HE STOLE THE SHOW: What high-ankle sprain? Senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin didn't miss a beat in his first action since rolling his ankle late in a 65-64 loss to Connecticut. Aside from a rough patch early in the second half, Wilbekin was consistent playing both at the point and off the ball when Kasey Hill was in the game. His final line? A team-high 18 points, six assists and four steals. He was 7 for 12 from the field.

THE STAT DOESN'T LIE: Florida's victory can be traced back to an improbable 21-0 first-half run in which Kansas, loaded with freshmen, simply crumbled offensively. The Jayhawks went scoreless for eight minutes and 43 seconds before a layup by Perry Ellis. They committed seven turnovers during that time. Florida couldn't maintain the defensive edge all game, but the huge drought was enough to sink Kansas.

WHAT A PLAY: KU freshman star Andrew Wiggins - 26 points, 11 rebounds - went up for a wildly athletic layup attempt that bounced too far off the glass and ended up in the hands of Michael Frazier II. He pushed it ahead to a streaking Wilbekin who jumped into contact and sunk a big-time layup to put the Gators up 54-43 with 5:44 remaining. The O'Dome erupted.

THE BOTTOM LINE: There's a good chance Kansas will be more than good enough to beat Florida later in the season. Heck, the Jayhawks should have been good enough to defeat the Gators Tuesday night. But youth was obvious. Kansas was blown off the floor by a consistent full-court press and a 1-3-1 zone defense in the first half, something a mature team could have adjusted to quickly. The rowdy atmosphere piled onto it. The Jayhawks committed 24 turnovers, eight more than they had in any game this season. Most were sloppy, negating a 6.2 percent advantage in shooting percentage.

UP NEXT: Florida takes on No. 16 Memphis Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. in New York City.


Official Basketball Box Score
Kansas vs Florida
12/10/13 7 p.m. at Stephen C. O'Connell Center


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
VISITORS: Kansas 6-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
34 Ellis, Perry........ f  2-3    0-0    0-0    0  4  4   2   4  1  3  1  2  24
21 Embiid, Joel........ c  3-6    0-0    0-1    0  6  6   4   6  2  1  3  1  30
00 Mason, Frank........ g  3-6    2-3    1-2    0  0  0   2   9  0  5  0  1  25
01 Selden Jr., Wayne... g  1-4    1-3    1-2    0  1  1   0   4  1  4  0  0  14
22 Wiggins, Andrew..... g  7-15   4-9    8-8    4  7 11   4  26  0  4  2  0  37
03 White III, Andrew...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   2
10 Tharpe, Naadir......    1-4    0-2    0-0    0  1  1   3   2  5  3  0  0  29
14 Greene, Brannen.....    1-3    1-2    2-2    0  1  1   4   5  0  2  0  1  14
23 Frankamp, Conner....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
25 Black, Tarik........    0-2    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   3   0  1  0  0  0   6
31 Traylor, Jamari.....    1-1    0-0    3-4    4  5  9   2   5  1  1  0  0  17
33 Lucas, Landen.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   2
   TEAM................                         3  1  4
   Totals..............   19-44   8-19  15-19  11 29 40  25  61 11 24  6  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-19 42.1%   2nd Half: 11-25 44.0%   Game: 43.2%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-7  28.6%   2nd Half:  6-12 50.0%   Game: 42.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-4  75.0%   2nd Half: 12-15 80.0%   Game: 78.9%    1


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOME TEAM: Florida 7-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
15 Yeguete, Will....... f  0-4    0-1    1-4    3  3  6   2   1  0  1  0  1  30
24 Prather, Casey...... f  1-5    0-0   10-12   3  5  8   3  12  1  2  0  0  30
04 Young, Patric....... c  5-13   0-0    2-7    5  1  6   4  12  0  2  1  1  28
05 Wilbekin, Scottie... g  7-12   2-5    2-3    0  0  0   4  18  6  2  0  4  36
20 Frazier, Michael.... g  1-4    1-2    0-0    1  2  3   3   3  1  0  0  2  25
00 Hill, Kasey.........    1-3    0-0    4-6    0  2  2   2   6  3  0  0  0  20
10 Finney-Smith, Dorian    5-13   4-6    1-2    1  4  5   1  15  1  1  0  2  30
30 Kurtz, Jacob........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
   TEAM................
   Totals..............   20-54   7-14  20-34  13 17 30  19  67 12  8  1 10 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-35 37.1%   2nd Half:  7-19 36.8%   Game: 37.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-10 50.0%   2nd Half:  2-4  50.0%   Game: 50.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-11 45.5%   2nd Half: 15-23 65.2%   Game: 58.8%    6


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Officials: Tony Greene, Pat Adams, James Breeding
Technical fouls: Kansas-None. Florida-None.
Attendance: 12423
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Kansas........................   21   40  -   61
Florida.......................   36   31  -   67

Points in the paint-KU 18,UF 20. Points off turnovers-KU 4,UF 28.
2nd chance points-KU 4,UF 6. Fast break points-KU 4,UF 2.
Bench points-KU 12,UF 21. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-3 times.
Last FG-KU 2nd-00:21, UF 2nd-03:08.
Largest lead-KU by 7 1st-15:55, UF by 18 1st-04:14.


Florida NEWS

[More]

Latest Headlines:


 

Rivals.com is your source for: College Football | Football Recruiting | College Basketball | Basketball Recruiting | College Baseball | High School | College Merchandise
Site-specific editorial/photos InsidetheGators.com. All rights reserved. This website is an officially and independently operated source of news and information not affiliated with any school or team.
About | Advertise with Us | Contact | Privacy Policy | About our Ads | Terms of Service | Copyright/IP policy | Yahoo! Sports - NBC Sports Network

Statistical information 2014 STATS LLC All Rights Reserved.