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Florida Defeats Florida Southern 110-88

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On November 2, 2013 @ 10:38 AM In College | No Comments

Source: Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel [1]

The short-handed Gators rode their depth, scoring and talent to pull away from hot-shooting Florida Southern 110-88 Friday night in UF’s exhibition opener.

Freshman point guard Kasey Hill showed a gear and ability to get the basket not seen in the Gators backcourt in some time; senior forward Casey Prather built on last season’s strong postseason play; and senior center Patric Young looked more explosive and energized after dropping 8-10 pounds during the offseason.

Stepping in for suspended senior Scotti Wilbekin, Hill, a McDonald’s All-American from Clermont’s Montverde Acadamy, pushed the pace whenever he had the ball. Hill’s fast-paced, aggressive style led to a half-dozen baskets off strong drives to the hoop, but also raised the overall tempo of players around him.

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[1] Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/blogs/swamp-things/os-gators-no-10-gators-beat-florida-southern-11088-in-exhibition-opener-20131101,0,7874101.post

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