Gators go into Carrier Classic with two walk-ons
By Zac Blobner – WUFT-FM
With the Florida Gator basketball team opening their season Friday night aboard the USS Bataan, fans will see plenty of new faces on this year’s squad. A couple of those players, including one name that is a legend in Gainesville, are playing without a scholarship this year. WUFT-FMs Zac Blobner has more on the story of walk ons.
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It was another close game at home for the Gators, who managed to squeeze past Vanderbilt 50-47 on Wednesday night. This win stops the team’s four game losing streak.
The Florida Gators lost to the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, 68-61.The Gators led by two points going into halftime, but Kentucky answered back with a strong second half, outscoring the Gators 40-31.
Saturday’s matchup between the Florida Gators and Arkansas Razorbacks came down to the wire. The Gators were able to secure the 56-55 victory with the help of Michael Frazier II’s clutch performance at the free throw line.
The LSU Tigers defeated the Gators 79-61, making this the team’s second straight loss. The Tigers had three players who scored in double-digits. Florida is now 3-2 in SEC play, and 10-8 overall.