Make no mistake, that was a big time win

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    To totally dominate a team that loves to play a physical style of game is a huge plus for these guys.

    10 guys played and every one of them scored.
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    Gators now stand at 17-8 (8-4)
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    I agree. Should be a big boost to the confidence of the team. I’m one of the first to criticize White but he did a great job of motivating this team to get an important win today.
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    One of our best games of the season. Probably our best half of basketball in the first. So good to see such strong bench play today. We got very good minutes out of Gak, Okauru, Ballard, and Bassett, and I'm not even counting Allen as a bench guy. Certainly Gak's best game ever.
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    ...Dontay...Bassett...
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    It was a huge win because this would have been a devastating loss.

    Great way to rebound this week.
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    In the post game interview with Mick CMW spoke about his thinking re substituting early and often (expecting this to be a very physical exhausting game). Also said he regrets not leaving some of the freshmen in for longer stretches earlier in the season to allow the young guys adjust to SEC play.
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    Now it's time to get revenge on UGAly.
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    Best 40 minutes of defense I've seen in a long time. Now we're finally playing some basketball.
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    That was fun! Impressive. We beat them at their own game. A blockfest too!
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    And all on their home court. Game prep and keeping their focus throughout were key today and will be going forward. Also didn't hurt getting everybody the minutes.
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    Went to the game today and saw a good Gator fan turnout.

    The blocks were demoralizing for them. I'm also always amazed at how hard it seems to score from right underneath the basket. They had a lot of early attempts right under the basket where the ball simply rolled off the rim. If half those go in, the game might not have gotten away from them.

    An older Gamecock couple next to me mentioned at halftime they didn't realize how much we could score. I didn't think that was fair, just thought comapred to SC we looked like sharpshooters.

    Finally, Allen's season is disappointing so far. None of his shots are falling and his ball handling isn't anything to write home about.

    Regardless, it was nice to attend an away Gator game and see a W by the good guys.
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    Dear South Carolina,

    Payback is a XXXXX!

    Yours truly,
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    :devil::devil::devil:
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    We kicked 'em right in their Frank & beans!!
    And Frank got technical about it.
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    Some sick defense for sure, but Carolina is falling off the map. Still, considering they beat us on our floor, it was nice to dominate on theirs.

    Now this next game is another one we absolutely need. Had to have that game against a sputtering USCe team,and now we must get another revenge win on the home floor vs UGA. Brutal stretch coming up. No gimmies in the final 6. In fact, 3 of these games might be our toughest tests all season (@Tennessee, Auburn, @Alabama... and trying to sweep Kentucky might be the next toughest.

    Every game is huge from here on out. We arent' quite a "lock" for the NCAAT yet, so must win our share of games. Have to avoid any "losing streaks" anyway. Yet, despite not even being a "lock" yet, our upside is still pretty high if we can get hot. Probably up to a 4 or 5 seed if we can finish about 4-2 and then win 2 or 3 SECT tourney games. I don't remember having an up and down season like this, where it feels like we can go either way. Part of that is obviously our own doing (ups and downs), but part of it is the SEC is definitely far more competitive this year, nothing is easy.
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    Damn this win felt good. I know it's petty to want revenge but so what, call me petty

    Absolutely took it to them...and in their house too. Falling off the map fine, but to hold them to no more than 21 points in a half is impressive no matter how you look at it
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    All conference road wins are huge, especially when you've already lost at home to an opponent. USC has gone in the tank so I'm not going to read too much into this one game, but I will say a 4-2 road record thus far is impressive. One more road win will give us a winning road record this season in what is a very deep league (for a change). Honestly, I wouldn't be too disappointed in 3-3 down the stretch. We might very well be underdogs in 4 of those games. I said last week I have no idea what to expect from this team on any given day.
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    Took away their modus operadni and made it very uncomfortable for then on both ends of the court. Huge boost in physicalit and determination for 40 minutes.
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    If you had told me before the game we'd have 9 assists to 14 turnovers I would have said no way we win this game...but this is what happens when you play lights out defense and double them up in rebounding. Great to see the intensity and toughness that was lacking the first couple months. Hope it continues.
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    This is as good of a place to post this...

    Anyone feeling a twinge of withdraw because we don't have our Mike White press notes? I feel like a child who hasn't been given his favorite blanket at bedtime.
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