The No. 17 Florida Gators defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 72-60 in Athens on Tuesday night. It was the fifth straight win for the Florida Gators, and another nice road win to add to the resume. The Gators improve to 19-5 (9-2 SEC).
It was a great quick start on the road for the Gators early on going 4-6 early, creating turnovers and making Georgia work for every shot. The defense of Chris Chiozza early was enough to rattle the Bulldogs enough and create a 30-16 lead in what appeared to be another offensive explosion for the Gators. It was quite the opposite to end the half. After the hot start, Georgia went on a 17-2 run and tied the game up with under three minutes to go in the half. Kasey hill ended the ice-cold 0-10 scoring drought and regained the lead for his team. Florida lead 35-33 at the half and the Bulldogs closed with a 19-5 run to stay right in the game. The Gators finished shooting 37 percent compared to Georgia’s 41 percent. The Gators were also out rebounded in the first 20 minutes 14-19.