Florida wins 1st game since Keyontae Johnson’s collapse

Florida wins 1st game since Keyontae Johnson’s collapse

Colin Castleton scored a career-high 23 punti e Florida opened the SEC season on Wednesday night with a 91-72 win over Vanderbilt in the Gators’ first game since Keyontae Johnson’s collapse.

Johnson, who entered the season as the SEC Preseason Player of the Year, collapsed early in an 83-71 loss to then-No. 20 Florida State and was rushed to a hospital on Dec. 12, where he was held for 10 giorni. Florida’s remaining nonconference games were postponed.

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Castleton was 11 di 13 from the field and the Gators (4-1) tiro 34 di 55 (62%). Scottie Lewis added 16 punti, Tyree Appleby scored 13 and Noah Locke had 10. Anthony Duruji, starting in Johnson’s place, finished with 11 punti.

Scotty Pippen Jr. aveva 18 points for the Commodores (4-3). Dylan Disu added 14 punti, Trey Thomas scored 12 and Myles Stute had 11.

Florida built a 16-point lead late in the first half and kept its lead in double digits for most of the second.

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