Florida Makes Dawg Meat, 90-72 subject logo: COLSPORTS
Posted by: badanov

A strong man to man defense by Georgia and turnovers by Florida were not enough to keep the Gators from shooting 50 percent from the field as Florida rolled past the Georgia Bulldogs 90-72.

As of the time of this story, full game statistics had not been released, by they will show that Florida had a terrible time in the first half holding on to the ball, turning the ball over to the Dawgs twice as much as Georgia.

Near the end of the half, however, Florida proved that trying to shut down the inside game won't keep the Gators from gaining and maintaining the lead.

The lead changed four times early in the game, but back to back three pointers by Florida guard Lee Humphrey plus outstanding play in the paint by Joakim Noah, brought the lead back to Florida by halftime, 38-33.

Noah scored a career high 24 points, shooting 75 percent from the field and 50 percent at the free throw line. Taurean Green, Al Horford and Lee Humphrey all scored in the double digits as well with Humphrey shooting 50 percent from the three-point line, 5-10.

The Dawgs on the other hand were stiffs, shooting 38.7 and 27.8 from the field and from three-point range.

The Florida defense, playing a strong zone defense throughout the game, kept the Dawgs in check for most of the rest of the game after Georgia took the lead temporarily in the first half.

Georgia, now at 9-4, plays at Tennessee Wednesday, and at Kentucky Saturday, before returning home to host South Carolina.

Florida, now at 14-0 and tieing their longest win streak since 2001-2002 and 2002-2003, hosts Mississippi State (10-3) Wednesday who will be hosting 11-2 Arkansas tonight. Next Saturday the Gators will host 8-3 Auburn.

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