The Kansas State Wildcats had surprising loss to the University of Florida tonight. However, it was an even more surprising win for the Gators.
After struggling with teams like Morehead State, and having a loss against Conference-USA opponent, UCF, the season was looking rather bleak for the Gator Nation.
Nevertheless, the Gators found an early Christmas present with a 57-44 win over K-State.
After leading by as much as 11 in the first half, the Wildcats could only hold onto a 23-20 lead at the half. When the game resumed for the second half, all the offense fell unto the Gators.
Florida was able to shoot for a meager 51.1%, but the Wildcats only made 15-56 field goals. That's 26.8%.
When it comes down to it, that type of shooting will end any team. Florida even had 17 turnovers compared to the Wildcats 9.
Only one starter on Kansas State made more than one field goal (not including 3 pointers, in which case there were two people with more than one shot made.)
Florida goes on to play Jacksonville, Radford, Fairfield, and Xavier to finish the year. SEC play begins January 8th.