For the 23rd straight year, the Florida Gators opened their season with a win, this one, 77-69, over North Florida Friday afternoon at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Casey Prather scored a career high 28 points to go with eight rebounds to pace the Gators while Michael Frazier added 19 and Kasey Hill had 15.
The Gators (1-0) travel to Madison Tuesday evening to play Wisconsin. Their next home game is November 16 at the Stephen C. O’Connell center against Arkansas-Little Rock.
Gator Country photographer David Bowie captured these images of the win over North Florida.