How it happened: Florida and LSU were tied at 19 with about 4 minutes left in the 1st half, but the Gators went on a 31-6 run and ended up winning 74-52. Senior guard Kenny Boynton led the way with 20 points and hit four 3-pointers. He’s the all-time leader in Florida history for three-pointers made.
What it means: The loss drops LSU’s record to 0-and-2 in the Southeastern Conference. In both games the Tigers didn’t shoot the ball well and didn’t get much from power forward Johnny O’ Bryant. LSU’s best threat down low had just two points and shot 1-of-8. O’ Bryant didn’t play much in the 2nd half, as he continues to be bothered by a high ankle sprain.
Most Valuable Tiger: LSU hasn’t started off well in SEC play, but Anthony Hickey is showing why he’s an All-SEC player. Hickey had 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting. Hickey also had four assists and four steals. He had a couple of steals to spark a 9-0 run in the 2nd half to create a little excitement. He also had one turnover against one of the best defensive teams in the country.
Stats of the Night: The Tigers shot just 32-percent from the floor. LSU was outrebounded 53-34. Florida had 19 offensive rebounds.
Up Next: The Tigers will look for their first SEC win on Wednesday night at home against South Carolina. The Gamecocks are also 0-and-2 in league play. South Carolina is 10-and-5 overall.