Originally Posted by ReggieNelson
Seems like we go into serious offensive funks to close out the first half on the road
Zona - 10-2 run last 4 minutes
KSU - 16-5 run last 8 minutes
Arkansas - never in the game
Mizzou - 8-0 run last 4 minutes
Tenn - 9-2 run last 5 minutes
To me, closing out the first half is arguably the most important time of the game. It really changes the way the 2nd half is played.
at LSU - 8-1 UF run last 4 minutes to stretch a 2 point lead to 9.
at aTM - 12-0 UF run last 4:44 to stretch a 5 point lead to 17.
AFA neutral site - 8-2 UF run last 3 minutes to turn a 2 point deficit into a 4 point lead.
at FSU - 7-0 UF run last 3 minutes to stretch a 13 point lead to 20
at AU - 17-4 UF run the last 5:42 to stretch a 12 point lead to 25.
You see if you just pick games UF loses you are cherry picking and you have not picked up a trend in UF's play. When you lose the other guys score more points than you so for any random stretch of minutes they on average score more than you. And heck the only other game I looked at was at UGa and there was no trend there.
So while UF did not close out either half well against Zona, failed to close some other road close losses, UF has closed out half's quite well against other road team. UF has a winning road record in the SEC for the season.