Posted January 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
Georgia started strong, looking nothing like the team that got blown out in Gainesville two weeks ago. The second half was more familiar for the Bulldogs. Scottie Wilbekin matched a career high with 17 points and No. 8 Florida romped past another Southeastern Conference opponent, beating Georgia 64-47 on Wednesday night. Florida (15-2, 5-0 SEC) trailed 27-24 at the break, making just 1 of 9 attempts beyond the 3-point arc. But the Gators quickly turned things around after the break. Wilbekin and Mike Rosario hit consecutive 3s and forced Georgia into three straight turnovers. The Gators led the rest of way, holding Georgia (7-11, 1-4) to only one field goal in the first 11 1-2 minutes of the second half. ''A tale of two halves,'' Bulldogs coach Mark Fox said. ''We didn't start the second half well at all. We just couldn't stabilize our defense in the second half. We just couldn't find a way to get stops in the second half, and they shot the b...
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