Florida – Cincy Game

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  • #27043

    mtn2top
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    Defense was much better, especially in the post with double teams and other adjustments. What a difference it makes when some shots fall. Egor and Chris made key baskets early in the game to get the pump primed.

    People are very critical of Hayes, but he played well today. His offense wasn’t that good but defense was smart and intense. His free throws in the last minutes of the game were key to the win.

    Fans need to accept that there will be some match up problems and challenges in the games ahead. It’s going to take some time to get size and skill back in the post, especially on offense.

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  • #27075

    gatorgi70x7
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    Time? While this team has me more excited than even last year’s team, Hayes has ”been there and done that.” He’s had ”time”, and each time he takes the court he should be practicing short-range jumpers and backing-up to the basket moves. “Practice makes perfect”, and Hayes has already had good offensive moments as a Gator (he went for 15 or so last year in a game). He just has to DO IT CONSISTENTLY! There isn’t any time to ”take some time”, mtn2top. In 2 short years Urban Meyer won a N.C. at U.F., Billy won 2 N.C.’s within 2 years, too!
    ”Time isn’t on anyone’s side”. GO GATORS! JUST DO IT!

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    • #27097

      gator67
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      I think mtn2top was referring to getting Egbunu back. Hayes can do better, but he cannot carry the load on his own and he is not big enough to guard the really big guys one-on-one. Oh, and how many years was Billy D coaching the Gators before they won those two championships? It didn’t hurt that he somehow had Noah, Horford, Brewer, Humphrey, Green, and a strong bench during that championship run. He caught lightning in a bottle, which happens pretty rarely.

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  • #27104

    mtn2top
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    Exactly 67, we hold our own when Hayes is in the game. Considering his lack of size, he rebounds and blocks well. Add 265 lb. Egbunu back in the rotation and it will be a big leap forward for the offense. That’s still some weeks away, perhaps longer with conditioning.

    Where’s the other bigs? Gak shows a lot of improvement from last year, especially on defense but has a way to go to be a reliable post scorer. Then there’s Stokes at 270 who is also out with an injury for now. There’s a reason we’re playing small ball.

    It’s going to take a little more time to put the best Gator team on the floor to meet the challenges of late season play. This is the roster of players we have to work with for now.

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