7:00 PM ET, January 25, 2005
Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Anthony Roberson scored 18 points to help Florida beat Georgia 70-47 Tuesday night in one of the most lopsided games in the history of the series.The struggling Bulldogs played without leading scorer Levi Stukes, who was suspended for violating an unspecified team rule.Stukes missed Georgia's last game -- its only Southeastern Conference victory -- because of a sprained right ankle and was expected to be a game-time decision against the Gators. But the sophomore guard didn't even make the trip to Gainesville.Coach Dennis Felton declined to give details about the reason for the suspension of Stukes, who is averaging 16.3 points per game.Without Stukes, Georgia (7-9, 1-5) was clearly overmatched -- especially with just six scholarship players dressed for the game.The Gators (12-4, 4-1) scored the first eight points, led by 13-2 in the first 6 minutes and opened up a huge lead after halftime. Florida outrebounded Georgia 44-21, allowed just 14 points in the paint and didn't give up a fast break basket.The Bulldogs shot 33 percent from the field, had just eight assists and four air balls. The 47 points were the fewest they scored against Florida since a 44-41 win in 1946. They also scored 47 points against the Gators in 1947 and 1951.The 23-point margin of victory was the biggest since 1996, and only two contests since 1981 have been more one-sided.Roberson was 7-of-11 from the floor and 4-of-7 from 3-point range.Al Horford added 10 points, and Matt Walsh finished with nine for the Gators. Walsh was playing his second game since missing four with a severely sprained left ankle.Sundiata Gaines led the Bulldogs with 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals, and was the team's only player to score in double figures.
|FG Made-Attempted||16-49 (.327)||21-47 (.447)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-16 (.250)||5-15 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-16 (.688)||23-29 (.793)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|