Florida outlasts-West Virginia in Jimmy V Classic (66-56)

Florida outlasts-West Virginia in Jimmy V Classic (66-56)
NEW YORK; Following earning what coach mike white known as the biggest win so far in a really early season, Florida is revelling.
The Gators knocked off West Virginia, 66-56, in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. KeVaughn Allen scored a game high 19 points to lead Florida, and although he was the only Gator to reach double figure scoring, it was sufficient. Florida won its 3rd game in its last five starts and improved to 5-3.
We’ve got some men who need to mature, and if they do not do it then I cannot possess them around.
He said. And while he didn’t mention players by name they stated he’s 3 or 4 men who constantly do things they’re incapable of doing. And, he added, they pout when they’re criticized.
The loss snapped West Virginia’s four game winning streaks. The Mountaineers dropped to 5-3. Chase Harler led West Virginia with 11 points. We knew we’d to come out and only match their intensity simply to give us a possibility to win the ballgame, Allen said.
Despite being outscored 14-4 in the last 7: 25 of the very First half, Florida went to halftime with a 30-27 lead.
The Gators never trailed until Logan Routt drove the lane for an one handed dunk with 16: 39 left in the second half.
Florida responded with a 14-2 run in a period of 5: 57 to turn into a 31-30 shortage to a 44-33 lead. Keyontae Johnson’s driving baseline two handed jam and Andrew Nembhard 3 on consecutive possessions highlighted the run and compelled Bob Huggins to call a timeout.
The break didn’t slow the Gators and once play resumed Allen drilled a straightaway 3 and Deaundrae Ballard made a free throw to extend the lead to 15.
Our men attention to detail in was pretty good, and we hadn’t played a lot of it,” White said. We got off to a fairly good begin by getting a few stops and we simply rode it”.
Florida would lead by as much as 16 later Locke made two free throws with 5: 15 left. The Gators will make 11 free throws in the final 2: 24 to close the game.
Hopefully which gives us some confidence going forward because we have struggled from the foul line and we struggled from the foul line again tonight till the end, White said. Hopefully this gets us going a little bit to settle us in at the dirty line.”
The famous is Florida’s defence. Entering Tuesday night’s nationally televised game the Gators ranked second in the SEC in points allowed and 3rd in steals. The unknown was how potent they might be offensively. Though the Gators were averaging 71.7 points per game, this number is somewhat misleading because of a 98 point outing against North Florida in November. 27. Within their remaining six games, however, Florida has averaged only 67.3. 3 points.
‘Live by the 3, die by the 3,’ is not the Mountaineers’ motto for the 2018-19 season, but it might as well be. In West Virginia’s five wins prior to Tuesday night it shot 38.2 percent from behind the arc, but only connected on 29.3 percent in its two losses. Against Florida, the Mountaineers missed 16 of 23 from 3.


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