Florida Wins, Eyes Easy Road Ahead

Florida did not look ready for prime time following their performance in the SEC Championship game loss against Ole Miss. Though they may not be an elite team, they certainly turned in an impressive performance against Northwestern State, defeating the Demons 79-47.


After Northwestern State kept it close in the first half, and Florida held only an 8 point 40-32 lead, the Gators flipped a switch and outscored the Demons 39-15 in the second half, looking outright dominant.

Star big man Erik Murphy led the way for Florida, scoring 18 points while top Senior guards Mike Rosario and Kenny Boynton contributed 8 and 11 points respectively after sitting out much of the first half.

Perhaps the best news for the Gators’ title hopes came with the defeat of Georgetown at the hands of Florida Gulf Coast. The bottom half of the South bracket got even weaker as the Gators will now play either underperforming Minnesota or Jordan Adams-less UCLA to move on to the Sweet Sixteen. Once they get there, only underwhelming Florida Gulf-Coast or either Oklahoma or San Diego State await.


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