No 23 Florida upset by Georgia on the road

By | January 31, 2018

The Florida Gators suffered yet another upset loss on Tuesday night, falling on the road to the Georgia Bulldogs by a score of 72-60. The No. 23-ranked Gators fall to 15-7 overall and 6-3 in the SEC, while Georgia moves to 13-8 overall and 4-5 in conference play.

Florida managed to shoot just 36.1 percent from the floor as a team, and made it to the free-throw line for just six attempts. The 60 points scored comes in well below their average of 80.7 on the season, and the six free-throw attempts comes nowhere near their season average of 21 attempts per game.

Transfer guard Jalen Hudson, the Gators’ leading scorer this season at 16. 5 points per game, managed just nine points on 3-for-14 shooting against the Bulldogs. As a team, Florida only committed seven turnovers. But they also managed just eight total assists and were out-rebounded by Georgia, 44-35.

It wasn’t exactly a stellar offensive performance for the Bulldogs, either. They also shot under 40 percent from the field, including going 8-for-25 from 3-point range. Georgia’s leading scorer, senior forward Yante Maten, led the way with 20 points on 7-for-14 shooting from the field. The rest of the team shot 16-for-44, but a key difference is that the Bulldogs made 22 trips to the free-throw line and made 18 of those attempts.

This isn’t the first time Florida has been upset this season. The Gators have been ranked as high as No. 5 in the AP poll, back on Dec. 12. But the Gators followed that up with a blowout loss at home by then-unranked Florida State. Just two nights later, Florida was embarrassed on their home court in a 65-59 loss to Loyola (IL), a Missouri Valley Conference team.

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