User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
More
Betting Tools
 
Recap: Missouri 52, Florida 83
Line Movements
Date: January 19, 2013 2:00 PM EDT
  

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida center Pat Young dumped a bucket of ice water on coach Billy Donovan in the locker room after the game, a celebratory shower for win No. 400.

Young could have doused him at halftime.

Scottie Wilbekin had 13 points and 10 assists, his first career double-double, and the 10th-ranked Gators dominated every aspect of Saturday's 83-52 victory over No. 17 Missouri.

Advertisement

``A 30-point victory against one of the best teams in the SEC, it was just us a great game for us,' Young said. ``Nobody expected that. I'm sure a lot of people thought they were going to come in here and upset us. I know they thought they were going to upset us. We really wanted it.'

Donovan became the third coach in Southeastern Conference history to reach 400 wins at the same school, joining Kentucky's Adolph Rupp and LSU's Dale Brown.

No surprise, the dean of SEC coaches credited players past and present.

``It's always special when you have friends and family and your players and your crowd,' Donovan said. ``But like I said before, all those individual things as it relates to coaching, it's much, much more a reflection on the players I've had a chance to coach here. That's really what it's about. I don't look at them as my wins. ... I never, ever look at those things as being something I did. It's always a `we' thing. There's a lot of people involved.'

Just about everyone on Florida's bench chipped in for Donovan's 400th.

Erik Murphy scored 15 points. Kenny Boynton added 14. Young finished with nine points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Will Yeguete had 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting and six boards, and Mike Rosario had nine points.

The Gators (14-2, 4-0 SEC), which won their sixth consecutive game, clearly made another statement about being the class of the league.

And they're not even fully healthy.

Yeguete (knee tendinitis), Rosario (sprained ankle), Wilbekin (broken finger) and Murphy (broken rib) all played through injuries. Backup forward Casey Prather missed his second straight game with a high-ankle sprain.

Nonetheless, Florida has won all four SEC games by at least 20 points.

``We've got 18 diamonds to pick up,' Young said, referring the league's 18-game schedule. ``We've gotten four. We're just moving on to the next one. We're not making a statement. We're just going to prepare for the next game. We're going to get ready, whoever it is we're going to match up, and we're going to do our job.'

The Gators have looked good at home, on the road and even on a short turnaround.

They won at Texas A&M about 40 hours before taking the floor Saturday.

And they showed no signs of being flat or fatigued.

``We've got potential to be really good, but we've got to keep working,' said Boynton, who helped turn Missouri's 21 turnovers into 34 points.

Maybe the most impressive aspect of Florida's latest lopsided victory was Wilbekin's defense. The junior guard shut down Missouri's Phil Pressey. He pretty much did the same to Texas A&M's Elston Turner on Thursday night.

``Scottie's playing amazing right now,' Young said.

Pressey finished with two points on 1-of-7 shooting. He had 10 turnovers and six assists.

``I thought he tried to take the game on,' Missouri coach Frank Haith said. ``In an environment and a game like this, you've really got to trust your teammates. I'm sure Phil will want to just get to the next one.'

Jabari Brown led the Tigers (13-4, 2-2) with 16 points, and Keion Bell added 14 before leaving the game with a sprained ankle.

Missouri played without senior forward Laurence Bowers (knee) for the third consecutive game. Regardless, few could have seen such a beatdown coming in Gainesville.

The Gators jumped all over Missouri from the opening tip, scoring the first nine points and pulling out to a 15-2 lead.

``As a team, we underestimated the amount of pressure that their full-court press would put on us,' Bell said.

Florida made 13 of its first 18 shots. Things really started getting out of hand for the Tigers when Boynton got going midway through the first half. He hit a 3 and then made two layups - both off turnovers by Pressey - that put the Gators ahead 29-12.

``They beat us in every facet of the game: loose balls, rebounding, execution on both ends,' Haith said. ``They just played very, very well, and we didn't play like we need to play to come in here and beat a team the caliber of Florida.'

Florida made it a 20-point game early in the second half and then turned it into a laugher with dunk after dunk. Murphy, Young and Yeguete all had slams, giving the sellout crowd at the O'Connell Center everything it wanted from the home team - including Donovan's 400th win.

``It means a lot for us to make Coach happy,' Boynton said. ``We played the way he wanted us to play tonight. It definitely means a lot, and we definitely want to keep them coming.'

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MISSOU  +700   +13   135 
 FLA  -1000   -13   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MISSOU     +12.5   135 
 FLA     -12.5   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MISSOU  n/a   66%   80% 
 FLA  n/a   34%   20% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Saturday, Jan 19
 
    St Johns at DePaul
12:00 PM EDT
    Maryland at North Carolina
12:00 PM EDT
    James Madison at Towson
12:00 PM EDT
    Connecticut at Pittsburgh
12:00 PM EDT
    Harvard at Memphis
12:30 PM EDT
    St. Bonaventure at Temple
1:00 PM EDT
    Nebraska at Penn State
1:00 PM EDT
    Arkansas at Mississippi
1:45 PM EDT
    Vanderbilt at South Carolina
1:45 PM EDT
    Iowa State at Texas Christian
1:45 PM EDT
    Missouri St at Bradley
2:00 PM EDT
    Northeastern at Delaware
2:00 PM EDT
    Missouri at Florida
2:00 PM EDT
    Kansas at Texas
2:00 PM EDT
    Cleveland State at Wisconsin-Green Bay
2:00 PM EDT
    Texas Tech at Oklahoma State
2:00 PM EDT
    West Virginia at Purdue
2:00 PM EDT
    Wake Forest at Virginia Tech
2:00 PM EDT
    Arizona at Arizona State
2:30 PM EDT
    Columbia at Cornell
3:00 PM EDT
    Portland State at North Dakota
3:00 PM EDT
    Oklahoma at Kansas State
4:00 PM EDT
    Syracuse at Louisville
4:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi St at Tennessee
4:00 PM EDT
    Oregon at UCLA
4:00 PM EDT
    Villanova at Providence
4:00 PM EDT
    Florida State at Virginia
4:00 PM EDT
    Creighton at Wichita State
4:00 PM EDT
    Boise State at Air Force
4:00 PM EDT
    California at Stanford
4:30 PM EDT
    Ohio State at Michigan St
6:00 PM EDT
    Arkansas-Little Rock at W. Kentucky
6:00 PM EDT
    Texas AM at Alabama
6:00 PM EDT
    Utah State at Denver
6:30 PM EDT
    Yale at Brown
7:00 PM EDT
    Cal Poly SLO at Santa Barbara
7:00 PM EDT
    Marquette at Cincinnati
7:00 PM EDT
    UNLV at Colorado State
7:00 PM EDT
    Western Carolina at Chattanooga
7:00 PM EDT
    Georgia State at Old Dominion
7:00 PM EDT
    San Diego State at Wyoming
7:30 PM EDT
    Louisiana State at Georgia
8:00 PM EDT
    Evansville at Indiana State
8:00 PM EDT
    Wisconsin at Iowa
8:00 PM EDT
    Oregon State at Southern Cal
8:00 PM EDT
    Youngstown St at Wisconsin Milwaukee
8:00 PM EDT
    Wright State at Valparaiso
8:00 PM EDT
    Gonzaga at Butler
9:00 PM EDT
    Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton
9:00 PM EDT
    Northern Arizona at Idaho State
9:00 PM EDT
    Montana State at Montana
9:00 PM EDT
    Sacramento State at Weber State
9:00 PM EDT
    Pacific at Northridge
10:00 PM EDT
    UC Irvine at Cal Riverside
10:00 PM EDT
    Utah at Washington
11:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!