SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2005
#6 Florida tops men's basketball, 101-58
Dec. 18, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville men's basketball team dropped its fourth straight game on Sunday against sixth-ranked Florida, 101-58.
Corey Brewer record the first triple-double in Florida history, scoring 15 points, dishing out 13 assists and getting 10 rebounds. The Gators (10-0) had five players in double figures with Joakim Noah scoring a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds while Al Horford added 20 points and 11 rebounds.
"We played well in spurts," said JU head coach Cliff Warren. "Our execution was good, our play was good, but only in spurts. We have to find a way to put that together for 40 minutes for us to be successful."
The most-telling stat of the night was Florida's dominance inside. The Gators racked up 66 points in the paint, led by Horford and Noah. Florida also got 20 points off 18 JU turnovers.
The Dolphins also had trouble keeping the Gators off the glass, as Florida held a 52-35 advantage on the boards and turned 19 offensive rebounds into 22 points.
Jacksonville got off to its best start offensively of the season, but the Gators answered back as Florida led 27-20 midway through the half.
Florida came out of the timeout with 10:32 left in the half and held the Dolphins scoreless over the next six minutes as the Gators scored the next 13 points to blow the game open and leading to a 50-31 lead at the half.
In the second half, the Dolphins cut the lead to 15 early, but would get no closer as the Gators raced away again, going on a 24-5 run, to put the game out of reach.
The schedule gets no easier for JU as the Dolphins face Georgia Tech on the road on Thursday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
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