- November 1, 2022 at 6:49 pm #24801
At approximately 7:00, the 2022-2023 Gators men’s basketball team featuring seven new players — four transfers and three freshman — will debut in front of the Gators’ faithful in an Orange vs. Blue scrimmage.
Follow along here for live updates from the game:
- November 1, 2022 at 7:04 pm #24804
Teams will be split as evenly as possible, 12-15 minute game followed by a dunk contest and 3PT shooting contest, according to Golden
- November 1, 2022 at 7:05 pm #24805
Loudest cheers go to Castleton (duh), Reeves, Klatsky and Jitoboh
- November 1, 2022 at 7:06 pm #24806
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- November 1, 2022 at 7:22 pm #24810
Blue team turns it over on first possession (Bonham tried to hit Felder on the alley-oop).
Bonham hit a three on next possession, Reeves followed it up with a dunk.
- November 1, 2022 at 7:23 pm #24811
Ok Riley Kugel.
Contact dunk over Szymczyk.
Szymczyk shot blocked by Caslteton next possession.
tied at 6
- November 1, 2022 at 7:24 pm #24812
Riley Kugel just dunked all over Aleks Szymczyk. Like, all over. Baseline drive to finish off the fastbreak.
- November 1, 2022 at 7:26 pm #24813
There’s been a lot of sloppy passes so far. Plenty of turnovers so far from both teams.
Kugel tried to go behind the back on a pass and had it taken.
Few down-court passes that went out of bounds
- November 1, 2022 at 7:26 pm #24814
- November 1, 2022 at 7:28 pm #24815
Will Richard. Get used to hearing that name.
His second three of the day.
Blue in the lead 11-6
- November 1, 2022 at 7:29 pm #24816
Jitoboh with a really nice spin and hook shot over Szymczyk. His first bucket of the day.
Szymczyk followed it up with a missed 3, but Richard came out of nowhere for a putback.
Richard playing out of his mind
- November 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm #24817
(not so) Breaking News: Gator fans love Jason Jitoboh.
The crowd has been at its loudest when he has the ball in his hands. The crowd exploded when he was introduced, and again when he just scored his first bucket of the night.
If he’s able to have a good year, the O-dome will be rocking.
- November 1, 2022 at 7:31 pm #24818
Kowacie Reeves nearly had the assist of the day. Great dribble and drive, mid-air pass to Jitoboh, who missed the dunk.
However, they get it right the next possession: missed three with a putback dunk from Lane.
Clock (at 4:52), resets to 8 minutes
- November 1, 2022 at 7:34 pm #24819
Felder hesitates for a moment and hits a three in the face of Jitoboh.
On the white team, Castleton and Jitoboh are on the court at the same time. Get used to seeing that rotation at the same time
- November 1, 2022 at 7:35 pm #24820
Castleton’s first three of the night hit everything but the rim. Or the net. Basically just the backboard.
- November 1, 2022 at 7:35 pm #24821
Some fun from Blue head coach Carlin Hartman. Three-second call on white team, ran out to mid-court to celebrate.
- November 1, 2022 at 7:36 pm #24822
Will “The Thrill” Richard with another three. Kowacie Reeves follows it up with his own, then Alex Klatsky hits one (crowd goes crazy for the walk-on)
- November 1, 2022 at 7:37 pm #24823
Klatsky knocks down the 3 and, as expected, this place erupts. The Gators’ faithful just straight up love this guy.
- November 1, 2022 at 7:39 pm #24824
This is officially my prediction that Will Richard will be in the starting lineup.
Based on what I’ve seen and what I think. My official prediction for starting five:
TBH, Fudge and Kugel and Richard are interchangeable, but that’s what I’m going with
- November 1, 2022 at 7:41 pm #24825
Szymczyk hits the 3 over Castleton to put blue up 10 on orange, 31-21, with 2:56 to go.
Orange, the team with Fudge, Reeves and Castleton on it, needs a late push here to come back and have a chance to win.
- November 1, 2022 at 7:43 pm #24826
Yes, you read that right from Zack. The White team, with Reeves, Castelton and Lofton are down 10.
However, Will Richard has put on a clinic for the Blue team, and Bonham has made some nice passes
- November 1, 2022 at 7:43 pm #24827
If Szymczyk’s got anything, it’s passion. It’s energy. Knocks down the 3, beats hit chest and nods his head up and down.
- November 1, 2022 at 7:44 pm #24828
Niels Lane knocks down the corner 3 and follows it up with a fast-break dunk. Nice night for a guy who’s coming off a strong finish to last season.
- November 1, 2022 at 7:44 pm #24829
Niels Lane single-handidly cutting into the lead. A 3PT followed by a dunk and it’s a 2-point game
- November 1, 2022 at 7:44 pm #24830
Myreon Jones follows it with a 3 to extend the lead. Having a quietly nice game today
- November 1, 2022 at 7:47 pm #24831
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- November 1, 2022 at 7:47 pm #24833
That’s it for the scrimmage. In the closing seconds Hartman goes to mid court to call for the iso and waves for the crowd to cheer. No ankle-breaker or buzzer beater but…
This team is fun
- November 1, 2022 at 7:47 pm #24834
FINAL: Blue 34, Orange 29
Be it as it may, scrimmage and all, you don’t get 63 combined points in 12 minutes without guys who can make shots.
Will Richard shines in the win, as Castleton, Fudge, Reeves, Lofton and the Orange team fall.
- November 1, 2022 at 7:49 pm #24835
It’s time for fan knockout
- November 1, 2022 at 7:50 pm #24836
After an exhilarating match, Matt wins a Golden signed basketball
- November 1, 2022 at 7:50 pm #24837
- November 1, 2022 at 7:51 pm #24838
3-point contest coming up now.
First matchup: Myreon Jones vs. Trey Bonham
- November 1, 2022 at 7:53 pm #24839
No score was given, but it looked like Jones got him. Bonham started to heat up toward the ends but got off to a rough start.
- November 1, 2022 at 7:54 pm #24840
Next up: Denzel Aberdeen vs. Will Richard
- November 1, 2022 at 7:56 pm #24841
Richard wins 17-12. Shot looks SMOOTH. Both in the contest and from the OvB game. He looks ready for the season to start.
- November 1, 2022 at 7:57 pm #24842
And here we go.
The 3-point matchup everyone’s been waiting for:
Kowacie Reeves vs. Alex Klatsky
- November 1, 2022 at 8:00 pm #24843
- November 1, 2022 at 8:02 pm #24844
Klatsky won the 3-point contest, taking down Jones in the final after beating Reeves.
- November 1, 2022 at 8:04 pm #24845
Up next: Dunk contest
- November 1, 2022 at 8:06 pm #24847
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That’s it for the festivities here in the O’Dome.
- November 1, 2022 at 8:13 pm #24854
3PT contest: Klatsky
Dunk contest: Lane
That concludes the festivities tonight.
- November 1, 2022 at 8:15 pm #24855
Season opener arrives in 6 days.
Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. right here in the O’Dome against Stony Brook.
- November 1, 2022 at 8:52 pm #24865Bd489ITG Subscriber
Looking forward to this season. Great to hear we’re hitting 3’s!
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