Marshall Rivers, ESPN Radio
The Florida Gators have been on the road lately in the Southeastern Conference and they have been competing against the best teams. The Gators shocked everyone Saturday when they made a surprising comeback against Ole Miss. They were down 16 points during the first half and turned it around and won with the score of 64-50. The Gators are ranked #14 and are on a four game winning streak.
Senior point guard Erving Walker scored a remarkable 10 points and had nine assists with just one turnover.
Junior guard Kenny Boynton had 12 points and back-to-back three pointers with just four minutes left on the clock. Also, backup guard Mike Rosario scored a huge three, giving UF their first lead against the Ole Miss Rebels, resulting in a victory.
“Kenny has added different elements to his game, his sophomore now his junior year, he’s driving it to the basket, shooting pull up jump shots, he’s getting fouled, he’s getting to the free throw line, and his shooting percentage is much better,” says head coach Billy Donovan.
Young is Back and Better!
Patric Young has been on fire ever since his return in the victory against LSU. From the time Young entered the game, the Gators outscored LSU 34-16 the first half.
One of Young’s impressive plays was a slam dunk off of a rebound from Will Yeguete’s shot. Young finishes the game with eight points, seven rebounds, two assists, and a block all in 24 minutes.
According to a GatorZone article, Donovan says, “The thing Patric brings to our team, when he plays at an incredible emotional level, it opens up so many different things for our team. “When he is running the floor as hard as he can and he’s posting up, he draws so much attention that opens up our perimeter. And when they try to shut down the perimeter, you can throw the ball inside to him.
For the Ole Miss game, Young scored an impressive 15 points and four rebounds.
Patric Young is not slowing down any time soon!
Facing Mississippi State
The Gators have a big challenge on their hands facing Mississippi State this Saturday in the O’Connell Center 1