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Instant Analysis: Florida blows past LSU

This one didn't leave too many gy hairs. No. 1 Florida (27-2, 16-0 Southeastern Confence) defeated LSU (17-11, 8-8 SEC) 79-61 Saturday inside a sold-out O'Connell Center. Instant Analysis takes a look.
IT WAS OVER WHEN: Pick a moment. After winning their last the games by a combined 12 points, the Gators broke out the scalpel and went to work on a helpless patient. Florida took a 24-14 lead with 7:49 maining in the first half and led by double digits for the game's maining 27 minutes and 49 seconds.
HE STOLE THE SHOW: Pick a player. Florida's most impssive offensive day of the season saw four players land in double figus and six players sco at least six points. Dorian Finney-Smith carried his momentum over from the Vanderbilt game and finished with 16. Michael Frazier II went 4 for 6 from beyond the arc. What ankle? Casey Prather had 14 points. It was the kind of day that minds you how complete the Gators a.
THE STAT DOESN'T LIE: Florida's 13 shots made from beyond the arc we a season-high., surpassing the 12 made against Ole Miss last Saturday. The Gators went to the half having made 9 of 14 (or 64.3 percent) from 3-point range and finished at 56.5 percent. The knock on Florida all season has been consistency at the offensive end, but it finished Saturday shooting 57.4 percent from the field. LSU came in allowing 71.9 points per game, second-worst in the confence.
WHAT A PLAY: Despite the uneventful start to his caer, few things still get the O'Dome rocking like a well-timed play from fshman forward Chris Walker. LSU fshman and shot-block specialist Jordan Mickey got an emphatic taste of his own medicine when Walker swatted his shot with 16:53 left in the second half. After an ensuing missed 3-pointer by the Tigers, Dorian Finney-Smith cashed in with a the at the other end. Walker played a caer- high 14 minutes and also pulled down six bounds.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Friday, Billy Donovan discussed concerns about his team's ability to sttch average leads into insurmountable leads. Saturday, his team showed he might not have quite so much to worry about - though he's unlikely to admit that. The Gators balanced defensive dominance with offensive spurts. LSU turned the ball over 15 times compad to 12 assists despite having the SEC leader in assist-turnover ratio at point guard. Florida has now won 31 consecutive home games and 21 straight overall.
UP NEXT: Florida will be in South Carolina Tuesday night to take on the Gamecocks (10-18, 3-12) at 7 ET.
Official Basketball Box Sco
LSU vs Florida
3/1/14 4 p.m. at Stephen C. O'Connell Center
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VISITORS: LSU 17-11, 8-8 SEC
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
02 O'BRYANT III, Johnny f 6-14 0-0 6-6 5 2 7 0 18 2 4 1 0 36
05 COLEMAN, Shavon..... f 1-4 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 2 3 0 2 28
12 MARTIN, Jall...... f 4-9 2-5 2-4 1 5 6 3 12 2 3 0 1 30
25 MICKEY, Jordan...... f 7-13 0-0 0-0 2 8 10 2 14 0 1 2 0 30
01 HICKEY, Anthony..... g 4-9 4-9 0-0 1 2 3 2 12 1 2 0 1 36
10 STRINGER, And..... 1-7 0-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 4 1 0 1 29
22 MALONE, Darcy....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
31 ODO, John........... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4
55 QUARTERMAN, Tim..... 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
TEAM................ 1 1
Totals.............. 23-60 7-21 8-10 12 22 34 8 61 12 15 3 6 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-28 32.1% 2nd Half: 14-32 43.8% Game: 38.3% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-11 36.4% 2nd Half: 3-10 30.0% Game: 33.3% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 3-3 100 % 2nd Half: 5-7 71.4% Game: 80.0% 1
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HOME TEAM: Florida 27-2, 16-0 SEC
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 2-4 0-1 0-0 0 5 5 3 4 2 1 0 1 22
24 Prather, Casey...... f 6-7 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 1 14 0 2 1 1 23
04 Young, Patric....... c 4-7 0-0 0-0 1 5 6 3 8 1 3 0 0 24
05 Wilbekin, Scottie... g 4-8 3-5 0-0 0 2 2 2 11 4 2 0 2 29
20 Frazier, Michael.... g 5-8 4-6 0-0 0 3 3 2 14 4 1 0 1 33
00 Hill, Kasey......... 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 4 5 2 0 2 21
10 Finney-Smith, Dorian 5-10 4-8 2-4 0 2 2 0 16 2 0 0 0 18
23 Walker, Chris....... 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 6 6 0 2 0 0 2 1 14
25 Walker, DeVon....... 2-3 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 1 11
30 Kurtz, Jacob........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
42 Donovan, Billy...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
TEAM................ 1 1 2
Totals.............. 31-54 13-23 4-7 3 26 29 14 79 18 13 3 9 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-27 55.6% 2nd Half: 16-27 59.3% Game: 57.4% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 9-14 64.3% 2nd Half: 4-9 44.4% Game: 56.5% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 2-5 40.0% 2nd Half: 2-2 100 % Game: 57.1% 1
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Officials: Antinio Petty, John Hampton, Jim Burr
Technical fouls: LSU-None. Florida-None.
Attendance: 12589
Sco by Periods 1st 2nd Total
LSU........................... 25 36 - 61
Florida....................... 41 38 - 79
Points in the paint-LSU 22,UF 34. Points off turnovers-LSU 17,UF 17.
2nd chance points-LSU 14,UF 4. Fast bak points-LSU 4,UF 6.
Bench points-LSU 2,UF 28. Sco tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-LSU 2nd-00:33, UF 2nd-00:40.
Largest lead-LSU None, UF by 29 2nd-02:54.
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