Florida leaves Gamecocks behind in 2nd half of 81-60 win

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colin Castleton scored 18 factors and Florida pulled away within the second half to beat South Carolina 81-60 on Wednesday evening.

Castleton was 7-of-10 taking pictures and blocked 4 pictures in main the Gators (12-8, 5-3 SEC) to their fifth win in six video games.

Kowacie Reeves scored 10 of his 15 factors within the first half, and freshman Riley Kugel, making his fourth begin, added 14, all within the second half. Kyle Lofton and Will Richard had 10 factors every and Myreon Jones had 9 factors, 10 rebounds and eight assists.

Gregory “GG” Jackson II scored 20 factors, Chico Carter 12 and Josh Grey had 11 factors and 13 rebounds — his first double double — for the Gamecocks (8-12, 1-6), losers of 4 straight.

Florida used runs of 12-2 and 16-2 over the primary 10 minutes of the second half in constructing a 25-point lead. Shortly thereafter, Zachary Davis and Niels Lane got technicals and after a prolonged video evaluate Davis was ejected for jabbing an elbow into Lane’s face beneath the Gamecocks’ basket. A half-minute later Lane fouled out.

The Gators led by 30 with 4 1/2 minutes remaining. They outshot the Gamecocks by 10% and scored 16 factors off 15 South Carolina turnovers, together with 10 steals.

Castleton scored Florida’s first six factors along with his third basket beginning an 11-2 run and the Gators stayed in entrance. Reeves had consecutive 3-pointers because the Gators saved their distance earlier than Castleton scored with six minutes left for an 11-point lead. The lead was 34-26 on the half with Reeves scoring 10 factors and Castleton going 4-for-4 with 9 factors.

Florida performed with out Alex Fudge, injured in Saturday’s win over Mississippi State. He had began 11 straight video games.

South Carolina performs at Georgia on Saturday. Florida performs at No. 5 Kansas State within the SEC/Massive 12 Problem, additionally on Saturday.


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