Wilbekin named SEC Player of the Week

Florida cruised through its toughest week in the Southeastern Conference schedule, winning road games over Tennessee and Kentucky by at least nine points. Senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin led the Gators by averaging 22 points last week and was named the SEC Player of the Week on Monday.

Scottie Wilbekin started his week by creating havoc on defense. The senior recorded four steals against Tennessee and led the Florida defense while holding the Volunteers to shooting 29.2 percent in the second half of the game. Wilbekin ended the game with 21 points, three rebounds and six assists while shooting 10-12 from the free throw line down the stretch.

Against Kentucky, Wilbekin scored 23 points while adding three rebounds and two assists. He took over in the second half and gave the Gators a consistent scoring presence. He also clinched the game from the free throw line by shooting 11-12.

For a team struggling with free throws this season, Wilbekin's combined 21-24 performance on the road at Tennessee and Kentucky was exactly what the Gators needed.

The senior point guard finished the week with 71 minutes played at two of the toughest road venues in the SEC and didn't turn the ball over once.

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