Gators basketball makes a point against Virginia in 65-39 win over Wahoos, "we have our edge back."

ORLANDO, Fla.-- Florida's defense had a point to prove on Saturday night, and the Gators made it loud and clear in the 65-39 win over Virginia. UF discusses the win and more.

Florida is headed back to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in three years. The Gators beat Virginia 65-39 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, holding the Cavaliers to its lowest point total in the tourney. 

After the game, guard Chris Chiozza said that the Gators finally have the edge back and it's hard to argue. 

A lot of talk ahead of the game was about UVA's number one defense and if Florida had enough in its arsenal to beat the Cavs, however, there was no such problem. In fact UF beat the Wahoos at their own game with its own top five defense. 

Florida held Virginia to under 30 percent shooting from the floor and seven percent from downtown. The Gators cemented the win after going on a 21-0 during the first and second halves, forcing the 'Hoos into a scoring drought of 7:55 - the most consecutive points allowed by the 'Hoos and the longest scoring drought of the season for the Cavs. 

According to Devin Robinson, Florida had something to prove on Friday night and their message was clear from those stats above, their defensive is pretty good. 

This 26 point win ties Florida's largest NCAA Tournament win against a major conference team which was 2012 against Virginia. 

Robinson, Chiozza and Justin Leon discuss the win and how their defense performed in the second round in the video above. 


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