Southeastern Louisiana was prepared to let No. 8 Florida take as many 3-pointers as it wanted.
Coach Jim Yarbrough just didn't want his team to get dominated in the paint.
He was pleased with the effort, not the result.
Brandon Fortenberry scored 15 points, but the Lions were outmatched in every facet of Wednesday night's 82-43 loss to the Gators.
''We are giving good effort,'' Yarbrough said. ''It's our efficiency that's bothersome.''
The Lions struggled in the first half on the defensive end and were downright awful on offense after the break.
The Gators (8-1) shot 57 percent in the first half and led 43-26. Things really got ugly after that.
Southeastern Louisiana (1-8) went 7 minutes without a point to start the second half, falling behind 50-26 before Fortenberry's driving layup.
''With a team like that, they don't need much of an open door to break through,'' Yarbrough said.
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