Florida vs Elon game thread (all game talk in here)

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Florida takes on Elon at 8:00 p.m. in a game being shown on The SEC Network Plus

Alexa will be courtside with the updates and then post-game press conference coverage.

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PRE-GAME NOTES
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Here is your starting five
Myreon Jones
Anthony Duruji
Colin Castleton
Tyree Appleby
Brandon McKissic

Two transfers getting the start for Florida.
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Anthony Duruji with the first three of the season. 3-0 Florida.
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You can feel the student section missed being a part of the action. After minimal attendance last season due to COVID 19 regulations, the students are loud, on their feet and decked in orange and blue.
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At the first timeout, the Gators sit ahead 12-8 with 15:16 left in the first half. Castleton is 3-4 so far earlier in the night. Duruji's three combined with Appleby's three foul shots give Florida edge right now.
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Jason Jitoboh and Phlandrous Fleming Jr sub in to the game following the timeout for Castleton and Appleby. Duruji also comes off the court giving CJ Felder time on the court.
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Elon quickly getting even with Florida after multiple missed shots from the Gators, but a layup from McKissic extends the Gator lead 14-11.
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A behind-the-back pass from Castleton, immediately followed by a three from Appleby. Gators still sit ahead 17-13 with 11:04 left in the first half.
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Defensivly, the 6'11 giant is blocking shots and slapping the balls out of Elon's hands. Castleton proving yet again to be a threat all over the court.
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Castelton makes two free throws upping the Gator lead to 24-15. So far, Castleton leads the scoring with nine points going 3-4 from the free throw line and 3-5 FG.
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This team seems far more athletic. I like what I'm seeing.
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Just a smidge over three minutes to go in the first half. Florida is building their lead bit-by-bit. Castleton continues to lead the scoring all together with 13 points. Appleby not far behind with nine. Duruji may only have six points, but he is stands out on the court. He plays with not only plenty of energy but keeps the pressure high on the Elon offense.
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Elon holding the ball as long as they can as the clock winds down but the shot is no good. Gators up by nearly double with a 47-24 lead. Half-time stats coming soon.
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Castleton shines the most so far with 17 points, three blocks and four rebounds. Another returning Gator Tyree Appleby has eleven points and two rebounds. Both Anthony Duruji and Appleby have a 100% completion from the three-point line.
As a team last season, Florida struggled with turnovers. So far tonight, the Gators have a total of six while Elon has nine. The Gators defense really capitalizing on Elon's mistakes scoring 16 points off turnovers. The lofty height of this stacked Gator team have amassed six blocks. Overall, Florida has 51.6 FG% while Elon has a 34.6%. Perhaps the best stat is total rebounds both offensively and defensively. Florida has 26b rebounds--11 offense and 15 defense.
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Gators back on the court. Two minutes to go until the second half.
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Here we go--Second Half!
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Myreon Jones absolutely dominating offensively. Just over two minutes in to the second half, Jones has done all the Gator scoring. He smashed a three right out the gate, followed up with a free throw and just launched another three. Florida up 54-29.
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Jason Jitoboh lobs one up with just a few seconds on the shot clock leading to vivacious uproar from the fans. 61-36 Florida.
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Castleton has gone quiet this half. With under ten to play, besides Jones and Jitoboh no Florida player has sunk a shot.
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Castelton might have ignited a flame. He sinks one from the free throw line. The towering forward immediately follows up with a block.
62-42 Gators.
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If you're a number's guy, this may interest you.
There have been 34 total fouls with nearly 34 minutes played. That's almost one foul per minute.
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Myreon Jones electric this second half. He dings a three making him 4-5 from the three in the second half. Jones trying to wake the Florida offense up as the clock reads just over six to go.
70-45 Florida.
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Elon is on an 8-0 run over 2:19. Also, Elon still has a 14-2 run over 4:24.
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Gatpek with a monster dunk to break Elon's 8-0 run. Reeves with the assist.
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Despite Elon's late birth, Florida still has a fifteen point lead.
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He didn't get enough time to make a shot, but boy, the fans were elated to see him on the court.
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Gators win their season opener 74-61.
Head coach Mike White will be on with media shortly.
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Click for a larger version of the box score:

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Colin Castleton joins media first.
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"I feel like we just led up in all aspects," Castleton says referring the difference in efficiency in between the halfs.
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