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Basketball takes center stage in Florida State-Florida rivalry

Basketball takes center stage in Florida State-Florida rivalry

Mike White kept going back to the same word when describing his Florida basketball team Monday night - or, rather, what his team was missing.

Florida State used its length and athleticism to shut down No. 5 Florida on Monday night as the Seminoles picked up an 83-66 win over their in-state rival.

"I thought they played harder than us; I thought they were tougher than us for 40 minutes", White said. Cofer also tallied 10 points on the night, with guard C.J. Walker adding 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals, and Braian Angola ten points and five rebounds. I'll take the home team in a blowout. "And we use the word with our team every day and it reared its ugly head tonight". "(This game) was the epitome of soft".

The Gators (5-2) entered the game with the No. 5 ranking and a win over national power Gonzaga and a close call against top-ranked Duke.

What the Gators showed Monday night against unranked Florida State (7-0) was entirely different, though.

The Gators (5-1) are back in action for the first time since losing to No. 1 Duke at the Phil Knight Invitational tournament championship game eight days ago and they are anxious to get back to playing competitively again. "We're a talented offensive group for sure", White said.

"We just spent last 24 hours talking about throwing the first punch, throwing the first punch, being the aggressor, being proactive against a team that's gotten the better of us the last few years".

On the evening, the Noles dominated the Gators on the glass, winning the rebounding battle 51-34. That's not going to be enough to beat anyone, let alone a tough, physical team like the Seminoles.

The Gators are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.

On Monday night, Florida State pushed Florida around in many ways and scored a surprisingly easy 83-66 victory.

The Gators lead the nation in scoring with 99.5 points per game and are fifth in 3-point shooting percentage at.460. KeVaughn Allen scored 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting (1 of 6 from 3).

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"It's super humbling", Hudson said. But instead, White said, it was FSU who threw the first punch and didn't stop punching.

If Florida's perimeter shots aren't falling, who exactly is their go-to scorer and how are the Gators consistently getting buckets?

The Seminoles' pivotal run ended on an alley-oop dunk by forward Phil Cofer, who finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

The 6-foot-6 Mann was the main culprit Monday.

Florida is ranked No. 6 in the country with a 5-1 record and is led by four players with at least 13 points a game, topped by guard Jalen Hudson (21.7 points a game) and wing player Egor Koulechov (17.7 points and 7.0 rebounds a game). Before the month of December is finished, Florida will be in SEC play where it can expect to face competition on a level more comparable to FSU than New Hampshire. When the shots don't fall, they'll be susceptible to an upset.

"We played aggressive, with enthusiasm and toughness", FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said.

In a change from the past, the Florida State-Florida basketball rivalry is more appealing this season than its football counterpart.

Here are three takeaways from an impressive road win for Florida State.

Playing the way Florida plays, it is going to have games like this.

"This doesn't happen to last year's team", White said plainly. It was a lot tougher.

"I don't know what to say there - it's not our strength", White said.


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