OSU Runs Away from the Gators in Second Half

The Florida basketball team wasn't able to get it done against Ohio State in the O'Dome Tuesday night falling to the Buckeyes 93-75. UF attacked the paint in the first half scoring 24 of its 41 points inside but fell off in the second to only make it 36 total in the paint for the game.

The Gators also managed to outrebound Ohio State 28-20 overall with a 19-8 advantage in the first half. Florida shot 60 percent in the first half and ended the game at 61.2 percent after 30-of-49 attempts fell in.

Tuesday's game was the sixth time Florida has hosted a top five opponent in the last 10 years, and Florida is now 2-4 in those games.

Florida players were not thrilled with their lack-luster performance in the second half after dominating the boards in the first. Senior Chandler Parsons talked about what went wrong giving OSU easy baskets and how difficult it was to contain Jared Sullinger and other Buckeyes. Parsons said they will have to learn how to play all minutes of a game and execute Billy Donovan's plays if they want to be successful.

Kenny Boynton said he expected a tough showing from Ohio State and now he's beginning to understand why coach Donovan has been saying this team isn't top 10 caliber.


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