Casey Prather had the best box score for the Gators but that was not enough to beat the Missouri Tigers who remain undefeated at home with a 63-60 victory over Florida. Prather scored 7 points, pulled down 7 boards with 2 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks to earn 71 value credits. Michael Frazier II only played 16 minutes but that was enough for him to score 10 points with 2 boards, 2 assists, 2 steals and no turnovers to give him 51 value credits. Scottie Wilbekin scored 8 points with 5 boards and 4 assists for 47 value credits.
The Gators appeared to have the game in hand at the beginning of the game and the start of the 2nd half but gradually faded at the end of each half with their 7-man rotation. Both Young and Murphy had off nights totaling 10 points and 6 rebounds between the two. The Gators were outrebounded by 9 boards and for one of the few times this season had more turnovers (14) than assists (10). The Gators only hit 6 of 12 freethrows while Missouri hit 12-15. The Gators were unable to defence Laurence Bowers who scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds. Bowers did not play in the game at Gainesville where Florida defeated Missouri by 31.
The Gators play next Saturday at home against Arkansas Razorbacks. Time for a pig fry.
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The Gators next game will be home against Arkansas on Saturday, Feb 23rd at 7:00. ESPN-850AM WRUF