I knew we were in trouble when the refs let them play early in the 1st half. I believe the Gators got 5 offensive rebounds on the 1st possession. Many think we were lucky to be tied at the half, but I disagree... we should've had a double digit lead with the way Florida was shooting.
Mitchell put up 8 points (I believe) in the 1st half to get us to the halftime tie, but it was more the poor Gator shooting that allowed us to stick with them at the half. We had our chances, but kept turning the ball over again and again. I believe at one point we had more turnovers (10) than points (8). You're not going to win on the road doing that.
The 2nd half was an abortion. Macklin completely dominated the paint, Parsons and Boynton lit us up outside and Tyus helped clean the boards as our big men looked more like 6'0" guards out there.
The lone bright spot was Releford. His dribble drive accounted for a bulk of our 2nd half points. Green was 5-20 from the field, Hines and Steele were non-factors, and Davis continued to hone his skills as a road mason. Mitchell had a double-double, but fizzled in the 2nd half as he didn't do a good job of blocking out on the boards (same can be said for Hines and Green).
A non-blowout loss wouldn't have hurt, but getting run out of the gym does. Coming into this game I felt at 12-4 we are in the tournament, but the last 2 games (especially this one) leaves a lasting impression and I'm not so sure now. We HAVE to beat UGA Saturday (and they need the win too) then one in the SEC Tournament to make it IMO.
DJC was crazy enough to attend this game so I'll be interested to read his interpretation of the game and the jort wearing fanbase in Gainesville.