No. 8 Florida vs. Georgia final score: Gators defense fuels 64-47 victory

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

With the Gators down three at the break, Florida's defense stepped up in the second half, limiting Georgia to just 20 points in the final frame.

The No. 8 Florida Gators went into halftime of their game at Georgia trailing by three points, but a strong defensive effort in the second half fueled their 64-47 victory on Wednesday night.


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The Gators limited the Bulldogs to just 20 second-half points and were able to force 16 turnovers during the game. Florida also won the battle of the boards, outrebounding Georgia by a 27-23 margin.

Meanwhile, on the defensive end, Florida didn't show the Bulldogs any mercy. The Gators got 17 points from Scottie Wilbekin and survived a difficult seven-point performance from Mike Rosario. They ended the game shooting 44 percent from the floor. Rosario struggled with his accuracy, finishing just 3-of-13 from the field

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Georgia with 16 points. The Bulldogs have now lost to Florida twice this month. They fell, 77-44, in Gainesville on Jan. 9.

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