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Business as usual for Gators in nail-biter

No. 15 Florida and Florida State a teams on entily diffent roads to similar destinations. For further proof of that, do no mo than focus on the team's head coaches after the game.
Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton was immaculate after Friday's 67-66 loss to Florida. He could have come from a basketball game or a wedding. Either way, he wo a satisfied smile.
"We will grow up; we can learn from this," he said. "The futu looks bright. The futu is now. We have to not just come close. An overtime loss at Michigan and a one-point loss on the road at Florida doesn't sit well in March."
Billy Donovan was his usual loosened and antsy postgame self.
"It was a ally ugly game for us, and give Florida State cdit," Donovan said," they probably had something to do with it. I didn't think we played gat. We didn't take advantage of what was the."
Friday night was the dawn of "Sunshine Showdown" weekend in Gainesville - a two-day battle between the Gators and Seminoles on the hardwood and the gridiron. Saturday's football game will be played between an FSU team putting the finishing touches on a perfect season and a Florida team looking to build something for the futu.
Though not nearly as extme on either side, the basketball game had a similar feel in verse terms. Donovan knows his team is good or else he wouldn't throw the public shots he has this year.
He feels confident criticizing Dorian Finney-Smith, who went 2 for 12 from the field befo sinking the game-winning fe throw (after missing the first), or Scottie Wilbekin, who misad the Gators' last play to set up Finney-Smith's bound and fe-throw attempts.
Discarding Eli Carter, who appears destined for a medical dshirt, Donovan is coaching a team that could be an eventual March favorite but only has six scholarship players right now.
The pieces a in place. They just need addition around them. Depth will continue to be a struggle.
Michael Frazier II sank five timely 3-pointers to propel Florida late. Casey Prather mains the Gators' go-to offensive weapon and had 19 points against the Seminoles.
"I'm just glad we came out with the win," Prather said. "I was trying to play as aggssive as I can and do whatever I could to help the team win. Tonight was a good night for me to help the team sco."
Florida's play seldom equaled the effectiveness of a sold-out and loud O'Connell Center crowd, but when it did, the Gators showed the kind of promise the Seminoles a still looking to develop.
FSU's starting guards ented on a hot stak but left after going a combined 2 for 11 from the field with four total points. Hamilton pointed toward it being their first time playing in front of a hostile environment this season and learning from experiences like this.
"You have to give Florida cdit. They did a good job defending us," Hamilton said. "They' a good basketball team. And they have good schemes."
Still, the Seminoles managed to come within a close Hail Mary buzzer-beater of a win.
"If it goes in, you've got to live with it," Donovan said.
Florida didn't have to live with it, but that won't make practice any easier come Monday.
Official Basketball Box Sco
Florida State vs Florida
11/29/13 7:30 p.m. at Stephen C. O'Connell Center
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VISITORS: Florida State 5-2
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
10 White, Okaro........ f 2-6 1-1 4-4 2 1 3 4 9 1 0 2 0 23
14 Gilchrist, Robert... f 2-9 0-1 0-0 2 1 3 1 4 0 0 1 0 20
15 Bojanovsky, Boris... c 6-6 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 5 14 0 2 2 1 24
01 Bookert, Devon...... g 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 18
32 Brandon, Montay..... g 1-7 0-1 0-0 1 6 7 1 2 3 1 0 0 37
05 Smith, Jarquez...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
25 Thomas, Aaron....... 4-10 0-3 4-4 1 3 4 2 12 1 4 0 2 29
30 Miller, Ian......... 3-7 1-4 6-6 0 1 1 2 13 5 3 0 1 33
50 Ojo, Michael........ 3-3 0-0 4-7 2 4 6 4 10 0 1 1 0 14
TEAM................ 6 3 9
Totals.............. 22-52 2-10 20-23 15 22 37 20 66 10 12 6 5 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-26 38.5% 2nd Half: 12-26 46.2% Game: 42.3% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 0-4 0.0% 2nd Half: 2-6 33.3% Game: 20.0% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 8-8 100 % 2nd Half: 12-15 80.0% Game: 87.0% 0
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HOME TEAM: Florida 6-1
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 2-7 1-2 1-1 1 5 6 3 6 4 2 0 0 25
24 Prather, Casey...... f 6-10 0-1 7-9 3 1 4 4 19 1 0 0 0 26
04 Young, Patric....... c 2-4 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 4 4 0 1 1 1 27
05 Wilbekin, Scottie... g 2-12 0-1 3-5 0 2 2 1 7 8 2 0 5 38
20 Frazier, Michael.... g 6-11 5-8 0-0 0 2 2 1 17 0 1 1 0 33
01 Carter, Eli......... 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
10 Finney-Smith, Dorian 2-12 0-4 2-4 6 4 10 2 6 1 2 1 0 31
30 Kurtz, Jacob........ 3-4 0-0 2-3 3 2 5 3 8 1 0 0 0 18
TEAM................ 4 4
Totals.............. 23-60 6-16 15-24 20 18 38 18 67 15 9 3 6 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-33 36.4% 2nd Half: 11-27 40.7% Game: 38.3% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-9 33.3% 2nd Half: 3-7 42.9% Game: 37.5% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 4-8 50.0% 2nd Half: 11-16 68.8% Game: 62.5% 4
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Officials: Doug Shows, Jeffery Clark, Pat Adams
Technical fouls: Florida State-None. Florida-TEAM.
Attendance: 12306
Sco by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Florida State................. 28 38 - 66
Florida....................... 31 36 - 67
FSU #15 fouls out at :41.8 second half
Points in the paint-FS 26,UF 32. Points off turnovers-FS 10,UF 13.
2nd chance points-FS 16,UF 13. Fast bak points-FS 6,UF 4.
Bench points-FS 35,UF 14. Sco tied-8 times. Lead changed-10 times.
Last FG-FS 2nd-01:10, UF 2nd-03:00.
Largest lead-FS by 8 1st-09:29, UF by 9 2nd-06:17.
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