In a surprising matchup of two undefeated teams in SEC play, the No. 7 Florida Gators took on the Georgia Bulldogs in Gainesville in a game that Georgia finally lived up to their poor expectations. The Bulldogs’ star player from the week before, Charles Mann, only had eight points, and the team struggled as a whole against a far superior Florida team. Michael Frazier II had an outstanding game in which he scored 21 points and made five three-pointers en route to a 72-50 Florida win.
The Gators are now 3-0 in conference play, but have a fairly tough schedule ahead. They travel away from home to face the Auburn Tigers, who have two of the best scorers in the SEC in Chris Denson and K.T. Harrell, and then the Alabama Crimson Tide, who, despite being 1-1 in conference play, still have the talent to pull off an upset.
After those two games, they travel back to Gainesville to face their toughest opponents all season long, the Tennessee Volunteers. It sounds crazy, but Florida will not win a National Championship again until they get over the hump and can beat Tennessee. With Cuonzo Martin as head coach, the Volunteers have never lost against the Gators; there isn’t a team in the country that’s consistently beat Florida like that of late.
Florida is still the best team in the SEC, despite all of the youth and talent that Kentucky possesses. They’ll be able to prove it, because they play the Wildcats twice in the remainder of the season.