Wed. Feb 8th, 2023

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colin Castleton had 16 factors and 13 rebounds for his third double-double of the season, and Florida rallied from 11 all the way down to upend No. 20 Missouri 73-64 on Saturday.

Castleton chipped in six assists, three steals and two blocks because the Gators (10-7, 3-2 Southeastern Convention) gained their third consecutive sport. He made 7 of 11 pictures and completed with 5 offensive boards.

Missouri (13-4, 2-3) misplaced its third in a row on the street, this one largely as a result of it had no reply for Castleton inside. Even when the Tigers double-teamed the 6-foot-11 senior ahead, he managed to discover a shooter or cutter. His finest one could have been when he delivered a bounce go to Alex Fudge for a dunk with slightly greater than 4 minutes to play.

Will Richard added 18 factors thanks largely to 4 3-pointers for Florida, and Riley Kugel chipped in 13 factors and 5 rebounds. The Gators hit 10 of 23 from 3-point vary, together with 6 of 13 within the second half.

Missouri scored the primary 11 factors of the sport and appeared prefer it would possibly cruise. However Florida settled down, turned up its protection and tied it up at halftime regardless of 14 turnovers.

Kobe Brown led the Tigers with 21 factors. Noah Carter added 12, and Tre Gomillion chipped in 11. Gomillion tweaked his left ankle within the closing minutes when Richard landed on him whereas gathering a rebound, however Gomillion stayed within the sport.


Missouri: The Tigers fell to 0-3 on the street in convention play, hardly a regarding pattern given they performed at Arkansas, Texas A&M and Florida. The street slate will get slightly simpler for Mizzou transferring ahead, with video games at Ole Miss and at Mississippi State upcoming.

Florida: Gators coach Todd Golden shortened his bench towards Missouri, utilizing simply eight guys after ahead CJ Felder left the group earlier within the week for private causes. Level guard Trey Bonham performed simply eight minutes, and backup middle Jason Jitoboh didn’t get within the sport.


Missouri returns house for 2 straight, starting with a rematch towards No. 15 Arkansas on Wednesday evening.

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Florida performs at Texas A&M on Wednesday. The Aggies beat the Gators two weeks earlier in Gainesville.


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