Patric Young stood tall in a game where defense dominated offensive play. Patric scored a double-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds, a career high 6 blocked shots, 1 steal and only 1 turnover giving him a Value Score of 94. This was the type of game where the Gator's offense sputtered but their suffocating defense didn't allow Savannah St to score in double figures until late in the 1st half. Mike Rosario played well and finished with the second highest Value Score of 57 based on 10 points, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 boards and only 1 turnover. Erik Murphy had a solid game with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals for a Value Score of 50.
The Gators continue to show themselves as a defensive force holding Savannah St to 40 points or 5 points under the Gators' opponent season average of 45 ppg. Young's emergence as box score leader shows a diversity in players who have led the Gators in that category. Kenny Boynton, previous game MVG, had a season low 4 Value Score and left the game early with a foot or lower leg injury. Fatigue may have played a role in the team's overall offensive sluggishness with 2 games in 3 days and another coming up Friday against UCF.
Box Score Value leaders for the game
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Value Credits* are assigned as follows
+5 credits for each Steal and Assist
+4 credits for each Point scored, Rebound and Block
-5 credits for each Turnover
-2 credits for each Field Goal Attempt
-1 credit for each Free Throw Attempt
* Value Credits are based solely on Box Score data and do not reflect total game contributions by players
Savannah State Game Official Box Score
The Gators next game will be against the UCF Knights
on Friday, Nov 23rd at 4:00.