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Instant Analysis: Gators leave NYC victorious

No. 16 Florida (8-2) finished its grueling sttch of four-straight non-confence games against ranked opponents 3-1 with a 77-75 win against No. 15 Memphis (7-2) Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Squa Garden. Instant Analysis takes a look.
IT WAS OVER WHEN: Another one came down to the wi for the Gators in non-confence play. Joe Jackson got the ball as the clock ticked toward zero and drove to the lane looking for the tying bucket. The shot bounced off the backboard and was tipped out of the offensive zone as the game ended.
HE STOLE THE SHOW: It doesn't even feel like a big deal any mo when Casey Prather scos 22 points like he did against Memphis. Prather cruised to that performance, sprinkling in an acrobatic block he or an effort bound the along the way. His final line included five bounds in 40 minutes.
THE STAT DOESN'T LIE: It was offset to some dege by 18 turnovers, but Florida owned the glass at both ends. With a major experience advantage up front, the Gators outbounded the Tigers 35-26 and had five mo offensive bounds than Memphis. Patric Young and Dorian Finney-Smith led Florida with eight and seven bounds, spectively.
WHAT A PLAY: Michael Dixon Jr. missed a fe throw, but the we bigger things in sto for the Tigers. Geron Johnson got an immediate ad on the missed shot, but in front of two Gators defenders and thw down a big tip slam to tie the game at 55 with 11:08 maining in the second half. It was part of a 17-point night for Johnson.
THE BOTTOM LINE: With four senior guards that each average 21.5 minutes or mo per game, Memphis is built to play in transition. Florida isn't, but that didn't keep the Gators from going head-to-head with the Tigers in a rapidly paced game that featud constant big plays at both ends. Both teams shot at least 50 percent from the field.
UP NEXT: The Gators travel to Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday for a matchup with Fsno State at 4:30 p.m.
Official Basketball Box Sco
Florida vs Memphis
12/17/13 9:30pm at Madison Squa Garden, New York, NY
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VISITORS: Florida
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
04 Young, Patric....... f 4-7 0-0 0-0 6 2 8 5 8 2 1 0 0 28
15 Yeguete, Will....... f 2-4 0-1 0-1 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 0 1 25
24 Prather, Casey...... f 8-13 0-0 6-6 0 4 4 2 22 0 1 1 0 30
05 Wilbekin, Scottie... g 4-8 2-3 1-3 1 4 5 4 11 3 2 0 0 33
20 Frazier, Michael.... g 3-7 2-4 3-3 0 3 3 0 11 1 2 0 2 30
00 Hill, Kasey......... 2-5 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 3 5 3 3 0 0 22
10 Finney-Smith, Dorian 5-10 2-6 2-3 2 4 6 1 14 3 4 1 0 29
25 Walker, DeVon....... 0-0 0-0 2-3 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
30 Kurtz, Jacob........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TEAM................ 3 3 6
Totals.............. 28-54 7-16 14-19 13 24 37 16 77 13 17 2 3 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-32 50.0% 2nd Half: 12-22 54.5% Game: 51.9% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-9 44.4% 2nd Half: 3-7 42.9% Game: 43.8% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 5-7 71.4% 2nd Half: 9-12 75.0% Game: 73.7% 0
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HOME TEAM: Memphis
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
02 GOODWIN, Shaq....... f 1-4 0-0 5-6 2 3 5 2 7 5 2 3 1 35
04 NICHOLS, Austin..... f 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 1 4 0 1 2 0 18
55 JOHNSON, Geron...... f 6-13 0-3 1-2 1 3 4 2 13 5 4 1 3 37
01 JACKSON, Joe........ g 5-13 1-4 6-6 0 1 1 2 17 5 1 0 2 40
03 CRAWFORD, Chris..... g 4-7 4-7 0-0 0 2 2 4 12 1 0 1 1 31
05 KING, Nick.......... 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
11 DIXON JR., Michael.. 3-6 1-3 3-4 1 2 3 4 10 1 0 0 0 21
12 PELLOM, David....... 6-8 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 2 12 0 0 1 2 16
TEAM................ 2 2 4
Totals.............. 27-57 6-18 15-18 9 17 26 17 75 17 8 8 9 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-31 51.6% 2nd Half: 11-26 42.3% Game: 47.4% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-10 40.0% 2nd Half: 2-8 25.0% Game: 33.3% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 2-2 100 % 2nd Half: 13-16 81.3% Game: 83.3% 1
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Officials: Joe DeRosa, James Luckie, Mike Roberts
Technical fouls: Florida-None. Memphis-GOODWIN, Shaq.
Attendance: 8062
Sco by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Florida....................... 41 36 - 77
Memphis....................... 38 37 - 75
2013 Jimmy V Classic
Points in the paint-UF 36,MEM 42. Points off turnovers-UF 12,MEM 23.
2nd chance points-UF 13,MEM 6. Fast bak points-UF 8,MEM 6.
Bench points-UF 21,MEM 22. Sco tied-7 times. Lead changed-6 times.
Last FG-UF 2nd-02:43, MEM 2nd-00:31.
Largest lead-UF by 12 1st-10:21, MEM by 1 1st-02:41.
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