Florida has opened the season without two key players. Starting point guard Scottie Wilbekin was…
Defense propels win in season opener
"We've tried to really make an emphasis on being better defensively," Billy Donovan said after the Gators won their 22nd straight home opener. "Our guys are committed to at least working at it and trying to get better at it. They missed a lot of shots, but the shots we forced them to take was impressive to me from the bench. They were taking tough, challenged twos, and they didn't make those." The first half was a mixture of tenacity from No. 10 Florida on defense and a lack of scoring threats for Alabama State. The Hornets shot just 8% (2-25) from the field and 11.1% (1-11) from behind the three-point line in the first half while turning the ball over 14 times. With a 15-5 lead just over five...
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