Gators weekend sports wrapup
Several Florida sports teams were in action this past weekend, including the men's and women's basketball teams.
Here is a short recap of this past weekend's results:
MEN'S BASKETBALL: The Gators improved to 6-0 in SEC play with an 82-47 win over Mississippi State Saturday night. Seniors Erik Murphy and Kenny Boynton scored 18 points each - and accounted for eight of UF's season-high 14 3-pointers. Junior guard Scottie Wilbekin had 13 points and nine assists, while center Patric Young had 13 points on 6-for-6 shooting, and six rebounds. For the game, UF shot 55.4 percent, including 64 percent in the second half.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The Gators suffered a 69-52 loss to No. 14 Georgia on Sunday at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens. The Gators are currently on a four-game losing streak.
“We have to regroup,” UF head coach Amanda Butler said. “It stinks. It feels bad to have lost four in a row, but again we have a really, really tough league and if you cry too long you’re going to lose five. So we have to get it back together, get our heads screwed on right and play with more overall determination."
TRACK AND FIELD: The women's track and field team, which is currently ranked No. 7 in the nation, won the team title at the Razorback Invitational, narrowly defeating LSU 101-100.
The team victory was clinched by Florida's women's 4x400-meter relay. The group - Lanie Whittaker , Destinee Gause, Kyra Jefferson, and Ebony Eutsey turned in a time of 3:31.68 - the fastest in the world this year and the second-fastest time in Florida program history.
"We talk about that a lot, how the 4x4 is the last thing people see at the meet and it's what they remember you by," Florida head coach Mike Holloway said. "We always try to put our best foot forward with the relays and our women did a tremendous job. I think you also have to credit Texas for pushing us. They did a phenomenal job."
MEN'S TENNIS: Junior Mike Alford clinched the men's tennis team's 4-2 victory against UNC-Wilmington in the championship match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex on Sunday. With the victory, the Gators improved to 4-0 on the season and advanced to the ITA National Indoors next month in Seattle.