Florida thumps Savannah State

Updated: December 29, 2013

Gainesville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Patric Young scored a game-high 15
points and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career as No. 13 Florida
slammed Savannah State, 76-34, at O’Connell Center

Michael Frazier II scored 11 points while Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin
each chipped in with 10 as the Gators (10-2) ran their home winning streak to
22 games by making 49 percent of their shots.

Young became th 50th Gators player to score 1,000-plus points in his career.

“Patric’s been a real team guy ever since he’s been here,” Florida coach Billy
Donovan said. “He’s very unselfish.”

Savannah State (2-11) shot a grotesque 25 percent from the field in losing its
ninth straight game. Jyles Smith was the team’s leading scorer with eight

The Tigers committed five of their 20 turnovers in a five-minute span early in
the first half, and the Gators feasted on the mistakes with 12 consecutive
points to take a big early lead.

Florida went ahead, 30-7, on a Young drunk following another Savannah State
giveaway with just under four minutes left in the half, and the Gators took a
healthy 34-11 cushion into the break.

It was more of the same in the second half as the Gators easily coasted to the
finish line.

Game Notes

The Gators are 25-0 all-time against teams currently in the MEAC … Deven
Williams, Savannah State’s leading scorer coming in, was limited to seven
points — five below his season average … Florida wraps up its non-
conference schedule against Richmond on Jan. 4.