Men's Hoops Wins Second Straight Exhibition Game

Sophomore center David Lee recorded a double-double and freshman forward Matt Walsh scored 17 points to lead the University of Florida men's basketball team to a 91-79 victory over EA Sports All-Stars in an exhibition game Monday night at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.

"I felt our guys got a great test tonight," Head Coach Billy Donovan said. "I felt we got exposed in a lot of different areas as a basketball team. I think it was tremendous for our young guys to get a chance to play this type of game before we really get started on Tuesday."

Lee scored 13 points (5-of-9) and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Gators while Walsh made six-of-11 from the floor.

"My shots just came from guys getting me wide open shots," Walsh said. "I would have liked to have hit more of the wide open ones."

In the second half freshman guard Rashid Al-Kaleem shot four-of-six from three point range, scoring 12 points on the evening. Three other Gators scored in double figures including: senior forward Matt Bonner with 15 points, freshman guard Anthony Roberson with 12 points and freshman forward Adrian Moss with 10 points. Senior Justin Hamilton recorded 10 of Florida's 19 assists.

"I thought Matt played very well tonight," Donovan said. "I think that he and Rashid were just so exciting."

The Gators out-rebounded EA Sports All-Starts 44-25. Florida is now 5-1 all-time against the EA Sports All-Stars. Overall the Gators are 41-13-1 all-time in exhibition games and 16-2-1 under Donovan.

Florida opens up the regular season Tuesday, Nov. 19 as they host Louisiana Tech in the first round of the Preseason NIT. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.

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