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Gator Men’s Basketball Tips Off Against Florida A&M

The Florida Gator men’s basketball team will host Florida A&M Wednesday at 8 p.m. The Gators enter the game 4-3 while Florida A&M enters the game 1-4.

Florida Needs to Bounce Back

The Gators are looking to bounce back from their 29-point margin of defeat from West Virginia on Sunday. It marked UF’s largest margin of loss in 24 years, since 1999.

The Gators only shot 34.5% for the game and surrendered 20 points on 14 turnovers.

On the bright side, Gator Kyle Lofton scored a season-high 17 points for Florida.

Wednesday’s Matchup

Florida A&M lost its first four games of the season before earning its first win against Albany State University.

In Florida’s last meeting with FAMU, it won with an almost 20-point margin, ending the game with a score of 80-59.

Kowacie Reeves has been a key part of the Gators team, averaging 10 points in his three home games starts to start season. He was benched in the second half for Trey Bonham against FSU after going 1-for-4 in the first half. Reeves did not end up playing in the first or third games of the PK85 tournament. Bonham had a 19-point performance in Friday’s win against Oregon State.

Colin Castleton, Florida’s star forward looks to reset Wednesday against FAMU after a rough weekend, struggling in the three “PK85” games. He averaged just 8.6 points in those games after he averaged 23.5 points per game before the “PK85” tournament.

Wednesday will be the 12th meeting between the Gators and FAMU, with Florida leading the series 11-0.

Todd Golden, the Gators head coach, will look to reset his team if they want to look forward to success. After FAMU, they face off against two tough teams: Stetson and the undefeated Connecticut.

Stats Comparison

Here’s where the Gators and Rattlers match up.

  • Scoring: UF 76.9, FAMU 54.6.
  • Field-goal percentage: UF .447, FAMU .367
  • Three-Point Percentage: UF .331, FAMU .237
  • Scoring Defense: UF 72.6, FAMU 76
  • Field Goal Percentage Defense: UF .433, FAMU .460
  • Three-Point Percentage Defense: UF .371, FAMU .328

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