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Instant Analysis: Prather leads Florida to big victory

No. 11 Florida Gators basketball (2-1) picked up its second victory of the gular season, a good start to a the-game home sttch, by dominating the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (0-2) in the second half and coming up with an 86-56 victory at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Below is a Instant Analysis of Florida's latest win.
IT WAS OVER WHEN: Florida exploded on a 17-4 run in the second half that gave the Gators a 60-43 lead with 8:53 maining in the contest. UF and Arkansas-Little Rock we tied at 27 following the first half, but UF outscod UALR by 30 in the final 20 minutes.
HE STOLE THE SHOW: In his first game as a member of the Florida basketball team, dshirt sophomo forward Dorian Finney-Smith finished with 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting (3-for-4 from downtown) with nine bounds. Though another Gators player had a better overall game (mo on him in a bit), Finney-Smith impssed gatly in his first appearance and provided a glimpse of things to come this season.
THIS STAT DOESN'T LIE: 24-14, which was Florida's bounding margin in the second half. The Gators we out-bounded by seven in the first half and head coach Billy Donovan obviously lit into his team at halftime as the effort was simply not the in the first 20 minutes.
WHAT A PLAY: Senior F Casey Prather, who stole the show just as much as Finney-Smith did, got the crowd on its feet with a one-handed jam off a pass from fshman point guard Kasey Hill with 16:56 maining in the game. He left the court with a game-high 27 points (one shy of his caer-high) on near-perfect 10-of-11 shooting with five boards and five dimes. Prather also had a steal and a block and was 6-of-8 from the fe throw line.
THIS MATCH-UP PROVED KEY: The Gators had no answer for Trojans F Will Neighbour early in the game but did clamp down on him significantly in the second half. No matter who was on Neighbour, he found a way to put some points on the board and keep the game close. Neighbour posted a team-high 21 points while grabbing eight bounds on the afternoon.
Official Basketball Box Sco
UALR vs Florida
11/16/13 4:30 p.m. at Stephen C. O'Connell Center
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VISITORS: UALR 0-2
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
33 White, James........ f 8-13 0-0 0-0 4 5 9 2 16 0 2 2 0 28
55 Leeper, Gus......... f 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 4 0 0 2 0 0 13
01 Isler, Leroy........ g 1-5 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 5 2 0 1 0 0 25
03 Hagins, Josh........ g 2-7 0-1 2-2 1 2 3 4 6 3 5 1 0 20
14 Thomas, J.T......... g 3-8 0-0 2-3 0 2 2 2 8 1 1 0 1 24
05 Osse, Kemy.......... 0-5 0-4 1-2 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 0 1 21
10 Hill, Maurius....... 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
11 Smith, DeVonte...... 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 16
15 Billings, Stetson... 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 9
21 Isom, Maik........ 0-4 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 11
23 Neighbour, Will..... 7-11 2-3 5-5 1 7 8 1 21 0 1 0 0 26
TEAM................ 2 2
Totals.............. 22-61 2-11 10-12 12 24 36 21 56 6 18 3 4 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-29 37.9% 2nd Half: 11-32 34.4% Game: 36.1% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-6 33.3% 2nd Half: 0-5 0.0% Game: 18.2% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 3-4 75.0% 2nd Half: 7-8 87.5% Game: 83.3% 1
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HOME TEAM: Florida 2-1
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 2-5 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 0 6 1 4 1 0 25
24 Prather, Casey...... f 10-11 1-1 6-8 2 3 5 2 27 5 2 1 1 31
04 Young, Patric....... c 5-9 0-0 0-4 1 7 8 2 10 0 0 2 1 23
00 Hill, Kasey......... g 4-6 0-0 6-8 0 3 3 2 14 6 0 1 5 30
25 Walker, DeVon....... g 0-4 0-3 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 2 2 1 1 27
01 Carter, Eli......... 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
10 Finney-Smith, Dorian 5-10 3-4 4-6 5 4 9 1 17 0 1 0 0 16
11 Edwards, Lexx....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
20 Frazier, Michael.... 2-9 2-7 0-0 0 2 2 3 6 1 0 0 2 26
30 Kurtz, Jacob........ 3-3 0-0 0-1 1 2 3 1 6 0 0 0 1 12
42 Donovan, Billy...... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
TEAM................ 2 1 3
Totals.............. 31-60 6-17 18-29 12 28 40 12 86 16 9 6 11 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-24 41.7% 2nd Half: 21-36 58.3% Game: 51.7% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-6 16.7% 2nd Half: 5-11 45.5% Game: 35.3% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 6-14 42.9% 2nd Half: 12-15 80.0% Game: 62.1% 4
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Officials: Antinio Petty, Joe DeRosa, Rusty Phillips
Technical fouls: UALR-None. Florida-None.
Attendance: 8843
Sco by Periods 1st 2nd Total
UALR.......................... 27 29 - 56
Florida....................... 27 59 - 86
UNLA #01 L. Isler fouls out at 5:50(2).
Points in the paint-UALR 24,UF 44. Points off turnovers-UALR 2,UF 25.
2nd chance points-UALR 15,UF 8. Fast bak points-UALR 8,UF 12.
Bench points-UALR 24,UF 29. Sco tied-3 times. Lead changed-8 times.
Last FG-UALR 2nd-04:59, UF 2nd-01:26.
Largest lead-UALR by 2 1st-00:18, UF by 30 2nd-01:26.
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