Gators Overkilled Their Season Expectations

Scottie Wilbekin

To fully appreciate what this Florida basketball team has accomplished so far this season, you have to take yourself back to November.

Remember November? The Gator Nation was wallowing in the misery of one of the worst football seasons ever and there weren’t a lot of reasons to believe that basketball was going to offer a remedy.

It wasn’t that Florida had a lack of talent. It’s just that a lot of it wasn’t playing.

Scottie Wilbekin was suspended. So was Dorian Finney-Smith. Chris Walker was in limbo. Will Yeguete was nowhere near 100 percent because of offseason surgery. Jacob Kurtz was the first player off the bench and played 26 minutes in the opener.

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