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Calathes' career night ruined by missed free throws; enters record books with 1,000 points



Given the choice between getting into the Florida record books or hitting those three free-throws to tie the game with time running out last night at Kentucky, my guess is sophomore guard Nick Calathes would take the free throws.

Calathes' career-night was marred by the three missed free throws (although the third miss was intentional), that would have sent the game into overtime. But with his career-high 33 points, Calathes became the 43rd Gator player to score 1,000 or more points in his career.

He hit 1,000 on a lay-up with 4:36 remaining in Tuesday night’s game.

He reached the mark in the eighth fewest games in school history and became the fastest of 14 players under Donovan to reach 1,000 points.

He is the first Gator to reach 1,000 points since UF’s entire 2007
starting lineup of Taurean Green, Lee Humphrey, Corey Brewer, Joakim
Noah and Al Horford all reached the mark within a month of one another.

Here is a list of the quickest to reach 1,000 points for the Gators.

Player                        Games   Date
Ronnie Williams             50      Feb. 10, 1982
Tony Miller                    50      Dec. 22, 1972
Neal Walk                     52      Dec. 7, 1968
Joe Hobbs                     56      Jan. 6, 1958
Chip Williams                57      Dec. 20, 1974
Bob Emrick                   58      Feb. 4, 1956
Andy Owens                  59      Jan. 3, 1970
Nick Calathes                60      Feb. 10, 2009
Vernon Maxwell             61      March 20, 1986
Brooks Henderson          66      March 5, 1965
Anthony Roberson          68      Dec. 4, 2004

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