GAME DAY: Florida vs. Stony Brook Game Thread

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    • #25341
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Florida men’s basketball opens its season Monday night at 8 against Stony Brook in the O’Connell Center.

      Follow along in the game day thread as Zack Weiss posts updates and observations live from courtside.

    • #25342
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Both teams are out of the tunnel and warming up. Full roster appears to be healthy and ready to go for the Gators.

    • #25343
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Starters for Florida:

      Kyle Lofton
      Will Richard
      Kowacie Reeves
      CJ Felder
      Colin Castleton

    • #25344
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      And we’re off. Castleton wins the tip.

    • #25345
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Felder’s presence already being felt as his tip on the offensive rebound led to the Reeves 3.

    • #25346
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Less than two minutes in and it’s clear: Golden has given Reeves the greenest of lights from 3.

    • #25347
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Felder again on the offensive glass. He may not be the most polished player, but man does he rack up those hustle stats.

    • #25348
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Gators jump out to an early 9-0 start, timeout called by Stony Brook as Castleton racks up four quick points.

    • #25349
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Castleton’s first bucket of the season, his signature right handed post hook, is immediately followed by a fast break dunk. He’s got four less than four minutes into the game.

    • #25350
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      CJ Felder on the boards AGAIN. Defensive rebound followed up by a dunk on the other end. He is having himself an incredible first few minutes.

    • #25351
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      First substitution of the night for Golden: Myreon Jones, freshman Riley Kugel and Alex Fudge come in for Will Richard, Kowacie Reeves and CJ Felder

    • #25352
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Jason Jitoboh comes in for Castleton and the crowd explodes. Gator fans love them some Jitoboh.

    • #25353
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      There might not be a college basketball player in the nation with more unadulterated confidence than Riley Kugel.

    • #25354
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      5 straight points for Alex Fudge — euro through the lane followed by a step-back 3. He’s starting to get comfortable.

    • #25355
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Make it 7 straight for Fudge now.

    • #25356
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Trey Bonham and Niels Lane enter the game for the first time tonight, joining Richard, Fudge and Castleton.

    • #25357
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Stony Brook comes out of the timeout in a 2-3 zone, and Florida looks a bit lost offensively against it. It’ll be interesting to see how Golden adjusts.

    • #25358
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      CJ Felder back in for Alex Fudge

    • #25359
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Lofton and Reeves come in for Bonham and Lane. Starting 5 back out there to, presumably, close out the half.

    • #25360
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Reeves might be the best off-ball defender on this team. He just straight up, while keeping an eye on where the ball is, appears completely locked in to his man.

    • #25361
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Kugel in for Richard and Fudge in for Felder to close the half.

    • #25362
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Alex Fudge is the first Gator to reach double digits with 11 points | 46.2 seconds remaining in the first half

    • #25363
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Fudge is 5-8 from the field and 1-3 from three.

    • #25364
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      HALF:

      Florida 38
      Stony Brook 22

      Fudge: 11p, 2r
      Castleton: 9p, 5r, 2a, 4 blocks, 1 steal
      Reeves: 5p, 2r

    • #25365
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

    • #25366
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Halftime thoughts:

      1. Felder & Fudge’s play thus far is leaving Golden with 6 start-worthy guys. Their battle will be something to watch.

      2. Castleton is a tour de force defensively.

      3. Lofton & Richard seem to have all of Golden’s trust right now as the primary ball-handlers.

    • #25367
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Assuming things continue to go Florida’s way in this second half, heavy Riley Kugel minutes will be something to look for as the Gators separate themselves from the Seawolves.
      He’s a guy who has the potential to play a lot of minutes this year, even as a freshman.

    • #25368
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

    • #25369
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Starting 5 back in to open the second half for Florida.

    • #25370
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      He may not be the biggest guy on the floor (actually, he’s the furthest thing from it), but Trey Bonham is not just a good defensive player; he’s a very good defensive player. He just knows how to stay in front of guys. Even when he gets beat he finds a way to get back in front of the guy. That’ll be huge for him as he looks to earn Golden’s trust going forward, proving his size doesn’t mean liability on that end of the floor.

    • #25371
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      With the Gators up 69-41 with 3:30 remaining in the game, the “we want (Alex) Klatsky!” chants have come out in full-force.

    • #25372
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

    • #25373
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Benches have been emptied. In now for Florida:

      Trey Bonham
      Denzel Aberdeen
      Jack May
      Alex Klatsky
      Aleks Szymczyk

      75-41 Gators | 1:09 remaining

    • #25374
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      That’s game. Florida wins 81-45 and the Golden Era is off to a 1-0 start.

    • #25376
      Mark Wheeler
      Forum Owner

      Right-click on the box score to open it as an image for a larger version

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