The Florida Gators and Auburn Tigers got to work on the basketball court on Thursday, putting together a performance that made basketball fans everywhere cringe. By the time it mercifully ended, the Gators took home a 45-40 win to push their record to 3-1 in the SEC. As shot after shot clanked off the rim and the teams endured cold stretches that lasted minutes, it became like a car wreck you could turn away from.
After the jump, a painful look at the stats.
- Florida shot 28.3 percent from the field ... and won.
- Florida made 15 attempts from the field for the game; Auburn made 18.
- The game featured 56 possessions. That's molasses-level pace.
- Auburn finished with an offensive efficiency of 72.5 for the game. That's a whopping .725 points per possession.
- Florida didn't fare much better, finishing with an offensive efficiency of 79.5.
- 49.2 percent of the Gators field goal attempts came from three-point range. They made just five of 26.
- By effective field goal percentage, a rate that adjusts for three-pointers, the Tigers actually shot better than the Gators, holding a 40.6 to 33 percent advantage.
- Auburn made it to the free throw line eight times, but hit just one attempt.