Gators roll past Savannah State

By Kevin Talley, Sports photographer, producer, ktalley@wjxt.com
Published On: Dec 29 2013 05:18:07 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 29 2013 05:19:04 PM EST
Gators vs. JU Hoops Patric Young
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -

Jacksonville native Patric Young scored 15 points to become the 50th player in school history to score a 1,000 points as the Gators beat Savannah State 76-34.

Young received a standing ovation as he left the game with 5:41 remaining, waving to the crowd as his achievement was announced.


Young topped the 1,000-point plateau on a putback with 7:15 to play. It came shortly after he stepped to the free throw line with a chance to join the club. Young clanged it off the front rim, drawing groans from the crowd. He made amends, though, a few minutes later.

Young was one of four Florida players in double figures. Michael Frazier II had 11 points for the Gators (10-2). Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin chipped in 10 points each.


Jyles Smith led Savannah State (2-11) with eight points and eight rebounds. The Tigers have lost nine straight.

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