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Men’s Basketball Swamps South Carolina

By on January 31st, 2013

It’s starting to get a little out of hand.

The Florida men’s basketball team won in blowout fashion again Wednesday night, defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks 75-36 in Gainesville.  The Gators held USC to just 10 points in the first half, as they made just 3 of 21 shots.  The Gamecocks finished the night 14 of 45 from the floor and just 14 percent from the arc.  Gator coach Billy Donovan believes that South Carolina head coach Frank Martin is still developing his new team.

UF for the game shot exceptionally well, shooting 52 percent from the field and 57 percent from the three point line. Three players scored in double digits for Florida; senior guards Mike Rosario and Kenny Boynton both dropped 15 points and Boynton also was able to dish out seven assists and make four steals while freshman guard Michael Frazier II came off the bench to add 12 points and seven rebounds.  Coach Donovan was pleased with Boynton’s decision making.

South Carolina’s leading scorer and only player in double figures was freshman forward Michael Carrera who had 13 points and nine rebounds. Junior guard Bruce Ellington; the dual sport athlete, struggled on the night, turning the ball over seven times.

Fourth ranked Florida looks to expand on its nine game winning streak as it takes on 16th ranked Ole Miss this Saturday night at home.  Donovan says it’s important for his players to shift their mindset to focusing on getting better and ready for their next opponents.

Be sure to catch all the live action right here on ESPN Radio 850/900 starting at 6:25pm.


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