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HOOPS: Gators trounce Aggies, extend winning streak(s)


GAINESVILLE -- No. 3 Florida destroyed Texas A&M 69-36 on Saturday, coasting to its 13th straight win following another defensive masterpiece.

The Gators continue to make a mockery of the Southeastern Conference, rolling through the cupcake-riddled league like a hot knife through butter.

At one point Saturday, Texas A&M trailed by more points (38) than it ultimately scored overall, as the Gators limited the Aggies to their lowest point total on the year.

Led by Michael Frazier II's 22 points and Dorian Finney-Smith 11 points and nine rebounds, the Gators breezed past a woeful Aggies bunch, who dropped their fifth-straight game.

"We're not the No. 3 team in the country for no reason," senior center Patric Young said.

Added Fraizer II: "It's scary because that I think there are still a lot of things we can get better at."

In front of another sellout crowd, Florida (19-2, 8-0 SEC) extended its school-record winning streak at home to 27 games.

Behind a dominating rebounding advantage (57-27) and a quick-closing permitter defense (A&M shot a woeful 20 percent from downtown), the Gators tied their school record for the fewest points allowed in conference play since 1950 -- matching last season's performance against South Carolina.

Florida didn't shoot the ball particularly well either -- just 41 percent -- but 25 second chance points (17 offensive rebounds) and a 20-point advantage in the paint erased the team's streaky long-range shooting.

Young, who played with relentless intensity all afternoon, capped his 22nd birthday with a near double-double (nine points, career-high 13 rebounds) but fell just short after missing his final three free throws. 

The senior's ridiculous follow-up jam was one of the few highlights in an otherwise ho-hum win.


"I thought Patric played exceptionally well today," coach Billy Donovan said. "I thought his energy was really, really good. I told him that I would tell him everyday was his birthday so he would play like that all the time."

Florida has won its first four SEC games inside the O'Dome by an average of 24.3 points.

Young said the Gators "dont really care" about the SEC's perception as a weak-hoops conference, before adding, "Our league is not the best but it's still a good league."

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Grier was honored with another award for his highschool play. Kid was amazing. Cant wait to see him running for his life behind the worst oline in college football. This is gonna be great. More hilarious football to come after driskell goes down again and muschamp gets fired for being exposed as just a big12 assistant. Oh well, back to the drawing board after a disappointing2014 season. Ute's got next and there is no real home field advantage. Uf will start the season at -.000 and muschamp will have a stroke. Spit will be flying and not even emmitt smith will speak up!

Nothing going on in football? C'mon jesse. At least do a piece on the worst play in any football league history. Or how about a story on how the ga south coaches got better jobs after beating the gators on their own turf with 20 less scholarships and more injured players. You can also do a piece on the record low arrests last season.

Papo you are a troll.

You Miami Morons are a sorry, pathetic bunch, or more likely just one sorry pathetic A hole.
I know, I know, you poor idiots have nothing going on right now. I know there is no basketball being played at your sorry school. I know you fools have no other sports at all. Only football. And that is why you are such a sorry lot. I mean it's understandable, after a decade of mediocrity and stinking up the college football lansdscape. You suck at the one and only sport you have, for a decade at that. I know why you are filled with Gator envy. I know you covet what the Gators and other top programs have. Thing is you will never have any of that. The BCS system destroyed your chances of ever getting to play for any type of title. And now with playoffs it will be even worse for you.
Now this is a basketball story you Moron.
Tomorrow the Gators host Mizzou and SkyWalker will play his first college game in front of a sold out racous crowd that is the definition of home court advantage. But you wouldn't know anything about that, I know.
Goooooooooooooooooooooo Gators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The reference to Emmitt Smith is so funny, these trolls have been implying that Emmitt has no loyalty or dislikes his alma mater or some such non sense that Emmitt has never said himself.
The funny part is that they still use that "reasoning" in light of the recent comments by Warren Sapp and Phillip Buchannon. These 2 former canes came out on the record and without any doubt to chastise the current UM coaches for the poor job they are doing and went so far to say the UM coaches and administration are destroying the cane program that they knew.
Sapp only said what everyone knows, Emmitt didn't say a thing. You are so stupid for keeping this up, it's like a cane trash talking about basketball. Only an idiot would do that.
You can't help yourself, it is what and who you are.

Laughing at the sad, pathetic, cane idiot starving for attention.

laughing at the poor excuse for a human turd that is all gatah fans. Wish uf basketball wasn't going to break your wittle hearts again but u know it will. Nothing worth cheering for at uf as the baseball team is next to break your wittle hearts and then the bomb comes in Sept. when your 4-8 football team stinks it up. Yep this is going to be a great year.

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"laughing at the poor excuse for a human turd that is all gatah fans"

You, my little pathetic Miami Moron are the definition of projecting:

Psychological projection was conceptualized by Sigmund Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) in the 1900s as a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously rejects his or her own unacceptable attributes by ascribing them to objects or persons in the outside world.[1] For example, a person who is rude may accuse other people of being rude.
In your case, a UM "fan" that is a poor excuse of a human being, comes to the Gator blog to accuse others of the same.

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