After 21 days, the Gators get a win over SEC foe Georgia

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It has been a month of adversity for the Gators as they finally get a win after a 21-day drought. The last time these two teams met in Athens, Florida won 92-84 back on Jan. 23. But the month of February has not been kind to the Gators. Back-to-back loss and postponed games, the Gators were eager to leave the court with another line in the win column.
"Every win is big, but we needed this win to get back on track," Tre Mann said. Mann started for the Gators scoring 13 points and playing the most minutes.
The first half Florida had 16 defensive rebounds and only four turnovers. The Gators have struggled with turnovers and consistency this season, but the first twenty minutes, Florida was solid on the defensive. While Georgia struggled offensively almost the entire game. The first half, however, ended in dramatic fashion as Noah Locke launched the ball from the three sinking into the net just as the buzzer sounded. This cemented Locke as one of few Florida Gator players to have a career of 200 three-point shots.
"I feel like it's something I definitely should be proud of," Locke said. Head coach Mike White also commented on the milestone set by Locke.
"That many threes at Florida against the level of competition we play here," White said, "I think speaks volumes to his work ethic."
Locke was not the only player to have an outstanding night. Colin Castleton was 5-5- off the bench leading the scoring with 14 points and seven rebounds. Ques Glover was also impressive off the bench going 4-5 with 11 points.
"They were really efficient offensively," White added about Glover and Castleton.
"They definitely have an argument to be on the starting lineup."

Florida had a steady, large lead for most of the second half, but the final minutes were much sloppier for the Gators. They had 20 turnovers the entire game, but eight coming in the final seven minutes.
"Turnovers continue to haunt us," White commented. The defensive was pretty steady for Florida until Georgia began to close the gap. Mann described some of Florida's ball handling as "lazy."
"We just got to take care of the ball better," Mann said. "We got to execute better."
Despite the defensive woes, in the end the Gators survived defeating Georgia for a second time 70-63. Florida will look for another SEC win on Tuesday when they play at Auburn.
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Is osifo hurt? What has happened to Lewis? His game seems to be regressing.
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