Friday, November 27, 2015

Gator Basketball: November Recap

The 2015-16 Florida Gator basketball team has gotten off to a great start under new head coach Mike White. For the month of November, they went 5-1 with their one loss coming against the undefeated #21 Purdue Boilermakers.

Florida's defining win thus far to me is probably today's 70-50 victory over Florida Gulf Coast. The reason being that center John Egbugnu had a stellar game as he tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds for his first career double-double in a Gator uniform. Hopefully, this was his coming out party and he will join the likes of Joakim Noah and Patric Young as the next great center to come out of the University of Florida.

Now, let's take a look at the stat leaders thus far in this very young season.


Points: Dorian Finney-Smith (91) (Redshirt Senior)

Assists: Kasey Hill (22) (Junior)

Shooting % (100 minutes min.): John Egbugnu (.609) (Redshirt Sophomore)

Three-Pointers (10 attempts min.): Dorian Finney-Smith (14)

Three-Point % (10 attempts min.): Chris Chiozza (.438) (Sophomore)

Free Throws: Dorian Finney-Smith (19)

Free Throw % (10 attempts min.): John Egbugnu (.762)

Rebounds: Dorian Finney-Smith (20)


Rebounds: Dorian Finney-Smith/Devin Robinson (30) (Sophomore)

Blocks: John Egbugnu (10)

Steals: Dorian Finney-Smith/Kasey Hill (8)


Personal Fouls: John Egbugnu (18)

Foul Outs: Kasey Hill (1)

Minutes: Dorian Finney-Smith (172)

Turnovers: Dorian Finney-Smith (14)

After a solid November, the Gators will look to continue their winning ways with a December schedule slated with non-conference opponents that include in-state rivals Miami and Florida State. If the Gators play well in December, they will find their way back into the rankings as 2016 rolls around.

Until my next basketball recap at the end of December, stay tuned for my article on the Florida/Florida State football game on November 28th and anything else in between!

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