ATLANTA -- One and done for the Gators. Florida lost to Alabama 80-69. Onward to the NIT!
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When your worst game of the season might also be your last game of the season, what does that mean? In any event, here's some lovely halftime stats:
SCORE: Alabama 46, Florida 23
Florida leading scorers: Chandler Parsons and Adam Allen (both bench players, never a good sign) with five pointers.
Alabama leading scorers: Richard Hendrix with 15; Mykal Riley with 14 points; Alonzo Gee with eight points.
Florida turnovers: seven
Alabama points in the paint: 20
--About to start the "Shane Payne" chant in the hopes of getting Florida's hardworking walk-ons some playing time. (Alabama 44, Florida 18; 1:17 left in first half)
--Quick question: Does losing by 30+ to Alabama hurt the Gators' seeding for the NIT? (UA 42, UF 14; 3:58 left in first half).
--Getting uglier. UF losing 34-11. Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie is sitting in front of me on press row and laughing. Yeah, he's REAL cool.
--Florida is playing like they don't want to be here at the Georgia Dome. Alabama looks like a Final Four contender against these Gators. In reality, Alabama is a 16-15. With 11:13 left in the first half Florida is losing 26-5. Start the bus.
--Florida didn't even hit the rim until four minutes into the game.
-Calathes looks like he's playing sick.
-Marreese Speights looks like he's ready to enter the NBA Draft.
-Adam Allen is getting a lot of playing time. (Never a good sign.)