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Castleton carried the Gators on his towering shoulders, dropping a team-best 21 points and earning himself a second SEC Player of the Week award of the season.
The Gators were the biggest winners of this weekend's SEC/Big 12 Challenge, moving up into 18th in the NET rankings, 19th in the BPI and 23rd in KenPom.
Florida’s matchup against WVU center Derek Culver saw UF revive and exorcise demons it has been fighting all season.
The Gators will return to Gainesville with a massive Quad 1 victory, beating West Virginia 85-80 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge for their fourth-straight win.
As Florida bears down on the last six weeks of its schedule, the Gators are squarely in the tournament by every metric.
The Gators won their third-straight game Wednesday against Vanderbilt in a game too close for comfort. Florida once led by as much as 22.
Florida’s viral injury bug has opened the door for many players anchored to the end of the bench to establish a role within the team, quickly transforming a squad with glaring personnel deficiencies into one of the deepest in the SEC.
Payne’s dominance belied the key to Florida’s success against the Bulldogs, scoring 52 points in the paint en route to a 92-84 victory Saturday night.
Without Scottie Lewis and Colin Castleton, Florida got back into the win column Tuesday night behind a furious awakening from Omar Payne.
The Gators allowed 52 points in the paint Saturday afternoon, ensuring a 72-69 defeat despite a late-game comeback.
A 20-2 run in the final five minutes of the game saw UF salt away a 72-63 win over Ole Miss and return to winning ways in the SEC.