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

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No. 20 Florida takes on North Florida at 7 p.m. in ExacTech Arena in a game being shown on SEC Network.

Alexa will be courtside, so be sure to 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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Here are your Florida Gator starting five:

Myreon Jones
Anthony Duruji
Colin Castleton
Brandon McKissic
Phalndrous Fleming Jr
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And we are off!
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Without hesitation, Gators get the ball and Castleton drills on in. Not even thirty seconds in, Gators up 2-0.
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Brandon McKissic with a three.

On Monday, McKissic also had the first three-pointer of the night for Florida. They had a total of three threes all game. Let's see how the three-point game goes tonight.
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Gators capitalize on UNF's dribbling erros as well as inability to keep command of the ball. Gators up 5-2 with 17:00 to go.
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Myreon Jones nails a three making the score 10-6. Jones is responsible for half of Florida's points.
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Tyree Appleby steals, breaks and makes a sweet lay up.

13-6 Florida
14:38 to go.
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Castleton with a SLAM DUNK.
Ospreys get the ball back for just a moment and bam, Myreon Jones steals.
Jones takes off and leaps up to the basket, slamming in through the net.

So far tonight, the Florida offense has come out with a vengeance leading 17-6 over the Ospreys.
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Gators are hustling down the court tonight.
Elijah Kennedy challenged the Ospreys on offense, getting the ball away. Wrestling to the ground with the ball, Ospreys kick it out of range, but Florida recovers. Kennedy back on his feet, snags the ball for a lay up.
So far tonight, game play for the Gators is showing to be completely opposite for their lackluster performance on Monday.

Gators still up 22-12 with 9:30 to go.
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Castleton knocks both foul shots upping the score to 29-14 for the Gators.

7:19 to go in the first half.
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On Monday, Florida had a 42.86 free throw percentage. Even though the first half is not over, Florida is shooting free throws with a 63.6%
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To further prove the stat above, Castleton knocks two more free throws.
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Just under two minutes to go here, and while the Gators are still playing aggressively on both sides of the ball, the points have slowed.

36-19 Gators.
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McKissic soars through the air to drop another bucket. So far, he's put up five points tonight and four rebound.
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Well, what a turn around since Monday. The team really seems to have reignited a flame after those back-to-back losses.
Colin Castleton in particular is electric tonight. On Monday, he had just 12 points and five rebounds. He's gone above that tonight in just the first half with six rebounds and 14 points. Myreon Jones is also having a night with 10 points.

As a team, they appear energized, aggressive and determined. The Gators have scored 17 points off of turnovers mainly in part of the intense play on defense. They also boast over 40 percent field goal efficiency, though the three-point shots still need work as the Gators are 2-12 tonight.
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And the second half is underway. Gators up 41-23 as we get back to the action.
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Gators have added 12 points in just over three minutes in the second half. Castelton, Jones and Fleming Jr have each contributed four.
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Florida has double the points UNF has, Gators up 55-27
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Fleming Jr with a rocket pass to Castleton under the glass. Castleton shoots and scores extending the Gator lead 62-36 over UNF. There is 11:47 to go in this game.
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Gators continue to light up the board. CJ Felder with a clean over-and-under dunk.

65-39 for the Gators with 10:27 to go.
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Mike White said on Monday after the loss that when Tyree Appleby struggles the team seems to struggled.

And Appleby is not struggling tonight. He's put up 11 points and three steals.
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With 6:05 left in the game, Colin Castleton comes off the court, with Jason Jitoboh coming in. The crowd gives him a much deserved clap. He's played a completely different game than Monday. Tonight, the 6'11 Gator has 26 points and eight rebounds. In fact, his past two buckets have been slam dunks.
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Florida up 76-49 currently.

And the chants from the Rowdy Reptiles has begun, "We Want Kalatsky!"
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Gators have kept turnovers to a minimum tonight with just eight.

UNF has 28.
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Keyontae Johnson is also joining in on the Kalatsky chant.
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Timeout here and this is where the game is at.

Gators are up 80-51 with 4:13 left in the game. This team is still pushing, driving as aggressively on both sides of the court even with the big lead.
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Just about a minute and half to go, Florida still has a hefty lead over UNF 85-51.
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And that's all she wrote.

After back-to-back disappointing losses, Gators get in down on their stage with a hefty 85-55 win over UNF.
Castelton shined with 26 points, Jones with 14 and Appleby with 13.
Collectively, Florida played the defense they're used to with 21 steals and and 33 points off turnovers.

Stay tuned for postgame coverage of players and head coach Mike White.
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Florida wins by 30:



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Castleton said that he take the loss personally on Monday, and it showed. He put in the work tonight.
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