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Magnitude of this win

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by phideltdj, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. phideltdj

    phideltdj GC Hall of Fame

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    Down 10 at the half to the SEC regular season champ and a team with a shot at the Final 4. You have to win to get in the tourney and you finally get a great shot on a final possession to win it. Also, all five players on the court made a play down the stretch to win. Nembhard with the shot but many other plays, KJ with the assist, Hayes with the jumper, KA with the steal, and Hudson diving on the floor and driving the lane getting fouled multiple times. It was just great to see the whole team play so hard the last five minutes of the game to pull that win out. Way to go Gators!
     
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  2. jeffphillips21

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    Amen brother!
     
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  3. Gatorhead

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    I must say, the three games with LSU have been unreal, about as close as it can possibly get.
     
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  4. ThePlayer

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    OTC
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  5. johnagator

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    The pass by Nembhard to Johnson for the slam started it all. Mo went to the Gator side from then on.
     
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  6. fox

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    Feels like the tortoise beat the hare.
     
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  7. twodaparty

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    Agreed. I wonder what the % index of us winning the game those stats they show live in game said at halftime.

    I think we would have been in anyway if the committee used the logic “does Florida look like an ncaa tourney team?” Because the answer to that question regardless of if we won or not today is yes.
     
  8. tegator80

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    I feel good for the seniors. They get to go to the real tourney again. And I am happy for this team, as the freshmen and sophomores get to get acclimated to the tournament in advance of more important seasons to come.
     
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  9. twodaparty

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    I would love a still shot of the dunk when he caught the ball at its apex. He was slam dunk contest high.
     
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  10. GatorPlanet

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    We had an awful first half, great second half. Beat a likely 2-seed on a neutral floor. This goes to show, if we play at our best we can make a run in the dance.
     
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  11. oragator1

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    I can’t even sort out why because on paper it shouldn’t be the case, but we just match up with them really well in game. Much better than with KY or UT. We were really fortunate in our tourney draw in that regard.
     
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  12. ReggieNelson

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    our pace really bothers them.
     
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  13. REM08

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    Outsider's opinion but this type of win should change the way some view the entire season in general. Bumps in the road early or even deep into the season can become season defining or really just a part of the process to change/improvement. Wins like today should push it into that second group.
     
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  14. GatorLurker

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    The Gators have done twice away from home what UK couldn't do, at home, even once.
     
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  15. BLING

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    There's no doubt this team can play with anyone. The question for a couple years now has been doing it for multiple game stretches.

    Realistically this season is almost identical to last year. Pretty good when our backs are against the wall. Really bad when things start looking good.

    Results wise, we've also had a strange knack for racking up home losses. While actually being better than casual viewers might think on the road or at neutral courts. If we were just decent at home, probably wouldn't even have had to sweat making the NCAAT.
     
  16. reaves2alvarez

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    Very well said. My thoughts exactly. I just wanted to make the tourney no matter the result afterwards for all of the reasons you have mentioned.

    Winning this game will pay dividends for the coaching staff and the young guys for years to comes. May be a program changer for CMW.

    “Wes Chandler was Percy Harvin before Percy Harvin was born.”
     
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  17. GatorTodd

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    It needs to be on the 2019/2020 season poster that they hand out next fall.
     
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  18. johnagator

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    Hopes are up now, please don’t break our hearts. Still love this team no matter what happens. Wish Laura had yelled Go Gators while interviewing Nembrand
     
  19. missourigator

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    How in the h—l did this team lose to ga.? They have shown so much fight
     
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  20. gatordavisl

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    They are undisciplined.