Florida Gators Look to Continue Hot Start Against Florida State

By Trevor Lowry
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Gators are off to a scorching hot start in the 2012-13 college basketball season. Being ranked No. 6 in the country with a 6-0 record is one thing, but blowing out a Marquette Golden Eagles team that could have been ranked by 33 points is a completely different story. Now the Gators will take their talents on the road to play their rival in the Florida State Seminoles.

This will be Florida’s first road game of the year, but the way this team is playing, it should have no trouble against a struggling Seminoles team.

Kenny Boynton is leading the team in scoring with 14.5 points per game, but this team is very deep beyond its leading scorer. Six other players on the team are averaging seven or more points per game.

Florida has won its games so far with a combination of great defense and offense. Coming into the season, the focus for opposing defenses was most likely Boynton, but now literally anyone on this team can go off.

Erik Murphy had 24 points against the Wisconsin Badgers. Not to mention, he shot a perfect 10-10 from the field. Also, two other players not including Murphy or Boynton are putting up more than 10 points per game.

Florida State has lost its past two games against the Minnesota Gophers and Mercer Bears. You could say that the Gators are just a little bit better than Mercer.

However, this will be a rivalry game, so expect the Seminoles to bring their A game. The only problem is Florida will do the same and its A game is much better than Florida State’s.

The Gators are winning their games by an average of 25 points per game. In every single contest so far, Florida has won by double digits. Things are clicking on all cylinders for this team right now, which is kind of scary considering how early in the season it is and the fact that Florida did not have its full team for the first couple of games.

The Gators will continue chomping against the Seminoles.


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