No. 20 Florida vs Texas Southern game thread (all game talk in here)

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No. 20 Florida takes on Texas Southern at 6 p.m. in ExacTech Arena in a game being shown on SEC Network Plus.

Check back this evening for updates and then post-game press conference coverage.

LIVE STATS
PRE-GAME NOTES

POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCE COVERAGE IS AT THE VERY END OF THIS THREAD
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Just six minutes until tip off.
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Your starting five:

Myreon Jones
Anthony Duruji
Colin Castleton
Brandon McKissic
Phlandrous Fleming Jr.
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And we are off, Gators get the ball wasting no time push down the court forcing a foul. Castleton goes 1-2 for the line. Gators up 1-0.
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Brandon McKissic sinks a three.

Gators 4-2 over Texas Southern.
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15:56 left in the first half, and the Gators barely ahead of Texas Southern. Besides McKissic's three, Castleton has put up three points, and Duruji adds two points.

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Florida is back on their home court tonight following a loss to Oklahoma over the weekend. Gators showing some signs of confusion on the defense, but it's early.
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Just about seven minutes in, Gators are 6-11 in shots tonight and 2-5 from the three.
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It's still close here at Exatech Arena. Gator defense not having its best start so far. On the offensive side, the Gators have yet to get a consistent run.

Brandon McKissic leads the Gators with six points. However, Florida is benefiting off the three turnovers by Texas Southern.

Twelve minutes to go.
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Here's something to note about how the game is going so far. Eleven minutes have been played. While Florida's defense had been on the best in the SEC, tonight it's not living up to that.

Texas Southern has four offensive rebounds--but here's the kicker--Texas has six defensive rebounds.
Florida on the other hand just two offensive and defensive rebounds.
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Texas Southern takes the lead 20-18 after Justin Hopkins dunks one in. Seconds later, Joirdan Karl Nicholas adds another dunk making it 22-18 in Texas Southern's favor.
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Texas Southern continuing to be effective, shooting 65% with 6:55 to go.
Florida is shooting at roughly 44%.
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Another offensive rebound and bucket for Texas Southern moves the score 26-20. Gators have not scored in three minutes.
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After a free from Castleton, CJ Felder lays one up for two. Gators attempting to take back the lead. Texas Southern's Davon Barnes responds with a lay up.
Castleton immediately follows with a basket.

Texas Southern still up 28-25 with 3:56 to go.
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Gators vying for steals but coming up short. The defense looks like it's too hard to have a big moment.
Texas Southern has extended its lead to 31-25 over Florida with a minute and a half left.
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HALFTIME.

Which means it's time for some halftime stats.

To put it simply, Texas Southern is outplaying the Gators currently. As a team, Florida is 10-27 in FG, shooting below 40%. Texas Southern, on the other hand, is shooting at 57%.

Rebounding is the difference maker. Texas Southern has 16 defensive rebounds, while Florida only has four offensive rebounds and seven on the defense. In total, the Gators are getting out-rebounded 11-22.

Individually, McKissic leads the team with seven points and Castleton with six. Duruji not having his most effective night with just two points so far.

Despite Texas Southern having seven turnovers, Gators can't seem to get consistency at the hoop.
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The second half is underway, and Texas Southern's Justin Hopkins gets the layup.
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Phlandrous Fleming Jr lays one up, making the score 37-27 Texas Southern.
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After Texas Southern added two more, Castleton hit a lay and soon after, Anthony Duruji gets the dunk. Gators still down 31-39.
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15:48 left in this game, and the Gators are still struggling to get a good rhythm. Texas Southern, meanwhile, continues to be effective on the offensive rebound. Texas Southern up 42-31.
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Despite being down by double digits, the Rowdy Reptiles are trying to stay rowdy continuing the noise while the Gators are on defense.
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Brandon McKissic gets a quick steal and immediately loses the bounce. Texas Southern returns the ball to their side and adds another basket. 46-33 in fav or of Texas Southern with 14 minutes to go.
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Mike White calls a much-needed timeout. So far this half, Texas Southern has outscored the Gators 13-8. Additionally, Gators have been out-rebounded 4-2. On top of that, Florida has three turnovers.

Texas Southern has not won a game yet this year.
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Pathetic. Pathetic for the coaches and even more pathetic for the players. This can only happen if you came in giving no effort.
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Castleton fights off the blocks for a jumper. Texas Southern still leads 48-35.
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Florida has not made a three since the first two minutes of the game.
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Appleby sinks 1-2 from the free throw line. With 12 minutes to go, Gators have time to make a comeback. Texas Southern leading 48-36.
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Now, 50-36.
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Brandon McKissic brakes the three-pointer drought. McKisssic is the only Gator tonight to be successful from the three.
Castelton follows up the three with a lay up. Texas Southern still up 57-41.
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Traveling violation gives Florida the ball back. Gator offense seems to be coming alive.
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Texas Southern with back-to-back offensive rebounds, but they can't sink anything. It's Florida's basketball.
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60-41 Texas Southern.
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