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OGT: Fla vs Vandy, Sat, 02/15, 8 PM, SEC Network

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by HallGator, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. justinwitt07

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    I’ve always wondered about that shit. Seems like the camera should get the ss in the pic during game play
     
  2. GboroGator

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    All the while Foley was falling asleep as others in and out of the SEC passed us by in the facilities department.
     
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  3. FranceGator

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    A lot of UF sports did ok on facilities during Foley's time. And unlike FSU, Foley kept UF's budget in super shape so that, when it was the right economy for spending and building, we did so.
     
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  4. FranceGator

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    Well said. Some posters think football is the AD's only or primary job. Lot of sports on campus...even some sports for (gasp) women!
     
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  5. gatorjjh

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    Florida honors Billy Donovan, hammers Vanderbilt 84-66
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    Saturday’s contest was supposed to be a feel-good moment for Florida fans, with former coach Billy Donovan in the building for the unveiling of the court named in his honor. By the halftime ceremony, his successor and the suddenly surging Gators had made sure to do just that.
    Noah Locke had 19 points on 6-for-8 three-point shooting, Kerry Blackshear provided 15 points and a team-high five assists, as Florida led from coast-to-coast before claiming a 84-66 win over Vanderbilt (9-16, 1-11 SEC) in a contest that had all the makings of a trap game, yet was anything but after the first five minutes of action.
    “I wanted them locked in, obviously, on the scouting report, and on the Vanderbilt Commodores, and us doing our jobs as well as we could,” coach Mike White said. “I thought we did a pretty good job, especially the first 20 (minutes).”
    Led by strong shooting and sound defensive play, particularly from freshman Omar Payne, the Gators (16-9, 8-4 SEC) quickly turned a two-point lead into a rout after the game’s opening minutes. Payne hauled in four offensive rebounds, recorded three blocks and a pair of putbacks to help the Gators turn their slim lead into an ultimately insurmoun able deficit.

    “Omar Payne played with great activity in the first half, he was fantastic,” White said. “Best he’s played in awhile.”
    Tre Mann, who provided seven points in 22 minutes of action, concurred, saying Payne’s presence in the paint can inspire the Gators to play with further conviction. “He knows how important he is to us, especially on the defensive end,” Mann said of Payne. “Somebody drove past me, and he blocked his shot. I’m used to seeing him do it in practice, and it feels good to know he’s doing it in a game, too. When he’s there, he’s got our back.”
    Florida honors Billy Donovan, hammers Vanderbilt 84-66
     
  6. gatorjjh

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    Game Recap: Men's Basketball | Saturday, February 15, 2020 | Chris Harry, Senior Writer UF
    Locke, Gators Play Billy Ball in Win over Vandy
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. Mike White warned his Florida players the last few days of the pending distractions that surely would rear themselves as Saturday night's nostalgic homecoming and "Billy Donovan Court" celebration closed in on his team. Their focus had to be completely on Vanderbilt. The stakes were too high to demand anything less.

    "There were a lot of things going on," sophomore shooting guard Noah Locke said. "We had to win the game."
    The Gators did their part, racing to a 29-point first-half lead and finishing off Vanderbilt with an 84-66 victory at Exactech Arena/O'Connell Center. As for those distractions, well, they weren't limited to the run-up to tipoff.

    Take the under-12 timeout in the second half, for example. That was when the parade of Donovan's former players — among them Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Bradley Beal and Dorian Finney-Smith — filed onto their coach's newly christened court to take a bow. On the UF bench, White was talking to his team about finishing strong. "I looked up and saw Chris Chiozza in our huddle," White said afterward of the Florida all-time assists leader and current member of the Brooklyn Nets. "We almost called a play for him."

    Chiozza's heroics weren't needed because Locke's hot shooting hand helped stake the Gators (16-9, 8-4), winners of four of the previous five, to their big early lead. Locke went 6-for-8 from distance, making four of five in the first half, on his way to scoring 19 points and improving his 3-point marksmanship in Southeastern Conference play to a staggering 51.9 percent. UF jumped to a double-digit lead just over 11 minutes in and used a run of nine straight points, with Locke hitting a pair of 3s, to open a 21-point cushion with five minutes to go — holding the Commodores (8-16, 1-11) to just 5-for-23 shooting (21.7 percent) through the first 20 minutes — and basically took all the game dramatics away and left matters to the evening's guest of honor.

    Locke, Gators Play Billy Ball in Win over Vandy - Florida Gators
     
  7. swampgas44

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    I believe they played a basketball game between ceremonies.
     
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  8. gatorjjh

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    Florida Too Much For Dores
    Saben Lee leads Commodores with 23 points
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    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida guard Noah Locke scored 19 points to lead the Gators to an 84-66 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday night at Exactech Arena.

    The Commodores were led by junior Saben Lee, who scored a game-high 23 points, his fourth consecutive game with 20 or more points and his ninth 20-point game of the season. Freshman Scotty Pippen Jr. also added double figures with 12 points.

    The Gators shot 51.9 percent from the field and limited the Commodores to 39.6 percent, including a 21.7 percent in the first half, and never trailed in the contest.

    Vanderbilt returns to the floor Tuesday night when the Commodores travel to Knoxville, Tennessee, to play the Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is set for 5:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network).
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  9. gatorjjh

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    Gators roll through Vanderbilt
    Alligator Brendan Farrell, Sports Writer
    Billy Donovan’s final game against Vanderbilt was almost exactly five years ago. The Gators lost an ugly 50-47 game in the middle of a disappointing campaign where they went 16-17 and missed out on both the NCAA Tournament and the NIT for the first time since 1997.

    Fortunately for Florida, what Donovan saw on Saturday night in his return to the O’Connell Center was a lot different.
    The Gators stormed past last-place Vanderbilt en route to an 84-66 blowout victory. Florida (16-9, 8-4 SEC) never trailed in the game and led by as many as 32. Offensively, the Gators couldn’t miss, shooting over 50 percent from the field and from deep.

    It wasn’t until eight minutes into the first half that things got out of hand. After scoring just 13 points, Florida exploded for 35 points over the last 12 minutes of the half to take a 48-19 lead into the locker room. All nine Florida players who made appearances scored at least two points in the half, led by guard Noah Locke with 13.

    As a team, Florida shot over 50 percent from the field and 58 percent from behind the arc.
    Locke terrorized the SEC’s worst three-point defense all night long, registering 19 points. He had 13 in the first half alone. He shot 6 for 8 from the field, all of them coming from the outside.
    “Just shooting the ball like I always shot it,” Locke said. “Just have confidence in my shot, that’s pretty much what it is.”

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  10. bullish

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    Nah, the first game in Nashville I believe we were up by eighteen, the refs tried to help Vandy but we were in control, I knew at home the refs couldn’t get away as much as they did in old Memorial gym.
     
  11. The_Graygator

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    While hiring dud coaches.
     
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  12. The_Graygator

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    As we all know, we have played down to inferior competition almost all year so far, but this game, even though a team very inferior to us, was important because it was Billy's night, and the kids delivered with a great effort and a blow-out win.

    Congrats to coach White and the players on a solid effort last night.
     
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