Florida's Tyree Appleby (22) makes a move away from Maryland's Xavier Green (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Florida Men’s Hoops Looks to Bounce Back Against OK State; Jitoboh Done For Season

The Florida men’s basketball team looks to turn things around Saturday when it hosts Oklahoma State in the SEC/Big 12 Shootout.  But they will have to do it without now two post players as Colin Castleton continues to be out with an injury and it was announced that fellow post player Jason Jitoboh was lost for the season after suffering an injury to his eye in the road loss to Tennessee.

Leave the Past in the Past

The Gators have had an up and down season so far, especially on the offensive end.  The Gators have not shot the ball well, especially from deep as they hit at just a a 29.7% clip from distance.

Regardless of how the statistics look, Florida has put their all into these past few games. The Gators played Tennessee tough on Wednesday, and the players say they will continue to fight hard all season long.

Florida coach Mike White has been on the hot seat, at least for some fans, because of some up and down play.  White says despite adversity, his group will keep on playing hard.

Oklahoma State Comes to Florida

Florida’s Brandon McKissic, left, Tyree Appleby, front center, Anthony Duruji, rear center and Colin Castleton (12) react after losing to Maryland during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Saturday afternoon, Oklahoma State comes to the O’Connell Center, a team that has also been up and down on the offensive end of the floor but they do have a win against one of the best teams in the country in the Baylor Bears and they play in a very competitive Big 12.  Statistically, the Gators have the edge in many categories, especially scoring 10 more points per game.


Tip off is at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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