Savannahst 11 23 34
Florida 34 42 76
Date of game: 12/29/2013

Recap: Florida vs. Savannah State

Gainesville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Patric Young scored a game-high 15 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career as No. 13 Florida slammed Savannah State, 76-34, at O'Connell Center

Michael Frazier II scored 11 points while Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin each chipped in with 10 as the Gators (10-2) ran their home winning streak to 22 games by making 49 percent of their shots.

Young became th 50th Gators player to score 1,000-plus points in his career.

"Patric's been a real team guy ever since he's been here," Florida coach Billy Donovan said. "He's very unselfish."

Savannah State (2-11) shot a grotesque 25 percent from the field in losing its ninth straight game. Jyles Smith was the team's leading scorer with eight points.

The Tigers committed five of their 20 turnovers in a five-minute span early in the first half, and the Gators feasted on the mistakes with 12 consecutive points to take a big early lead.

Florida went ahead, 30-7, on a Young drunk following another Savannah State giveaway with just under four minutes left in the half, and the Gators took a healthy 34-11 cushion into the break.

It was more of the same in the second half as the Gators easily coasted to the finish line.

Game Notes

The Gators are 25-0 all-time against teams currently in the MEAC ... Deven Williams, Savannah State's leading scorer coming in, was limited to seven points -- five below his season average ... Florida wraps up its non- conference schedule against Richmond on Jan. 4.

Two Payton Award winners on Hall of Fame ballot

Former Walter Payton Award winners Archie Amerson and Michael Payton are among the FCS players eligible for induction into the 2015 class of the College Football Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: NASCAR's elite eight move on

The Eliminator Round in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with the playoff field now trimmed to eight drivers.

Polian, Wolf named Pro Football HOF finalists

Former NFL general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class under the newly-created contributors category.

Holland, Kimbrel named MLB's top relievers

Right-handers Greg Holland of the Kansas City Royals and Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves were named Wednesday as the top relief pitchers in Major League Baseball.

Thunder exercise options on Lamb, Adams, Roberson, and Jones

The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised club options on guard Jeremy Lamb, center Steven Adams and forwards Andre Roberson and Perry Jones on Tuesday.

Wild, Coyle agree to 5-year extension

The Minnesota Wild moved to lock up another of their young core on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with center Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.