Erik Murphy nosed out several Gators as top box score performer in a dominant 82-47 road victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Murphy scored 18 points and had 6 rebounds to rack up 87 value credits. Patric Young was a perfect 6 for 6 from the field for 13 points with 6 boards, 2 blocks, a steal and no turnovers to net 80 value credits. Kenny Boynton tied Murphy for scoring honors with 18 points, along with 4 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals to earn 76 value credits. Scottie Wilbekin continues to play point guard at a high level with 9 assists to go with 13 points for 72 value credits.
The Gators rang up a season high 3-point shots (14) and assists (23) while out rebounding the Bulldogs 40-17. This game had all the hallmarks of a blowout coming in and the Gators did not disappoint, effectively doubling the score of the young, inexperienced Bulldogs through most of the ball game.
After playing four of the last five games on the road, the Gators look forward to some home cooking as they play the South Carolina Gamecocks at the O'Connell Center this Wednesday. USCe is coming off a 75-54 victory at home over Arkansas.
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Value Credits* are assigned as follows
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+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
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Mississippi State Game Official Box Score
The Gators next game will be against USCe
on Wednesday, Jan 30th at 8:00. ESPN-850AM WRUF