The #10 Florida Gators were feeling pretty good coming into their game against Rutgers on Thursday. After all, Rutgers has already suffered 5 loses and lacked experienced guard play, while Florida was riding-high on their 10th win of the season.
Yet in this game is was Rutger freshman guard Eli Carter who dropped in 31 points including a crucial assists in the last minute of regulation that allowed Rutgers to pull out the upset win. Carter went for 31 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds. Not bad for a true freshmen.
Florida was led by Boynton who went for 26 points, 3 rebound, and 1 block. Throughout most of the game it was tight, but Florida extended to a 6 point lead with just a couple minutes left and it looked like they were going to pull away. Rutgers would not be denied. Their ability to not only hit the long ball when it counted by D-up really made the difference and if Thursday’s game is an indication it looks like Rutgers found their guard for the foreseeable future.
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