Allen back, Ga­tors roll in home opener

The Bradenton Herald - - Sports -

KeVaughn Allen bounced back in a big way from his first score­less out­ing in three years.

Allen had 14 points af­ter get­ting shut out in the sea­son opener and led Florida to a 76-46 vic­tory over Charles­ton South­ern on Fri­day night.

“When he gets go­ing, he gets the whole team go­ing be­cause he doesn’t talk much but he shows up with his play, his en­ergy and all that,” team­mate Keith Stone said.

Allen scored 11 of the team’s first 28 points and hit a 3-pointer to start the se­cond half. The se­nior made 6 of 11 shots, in­clud­ing 2 of 6 from 3-point range, and added a ca­reer­high five steals in Florida’s home opener.

His per­for­mance was just what the Ga­tors (1-1) needed af­ter a lop­sided loss at Florida State three days ear­lier. The 17thranked Semi­noles beat the Ga­tors in ev­ery facet of the game, win­ning 81-60 and it could have been worse.


Charles­ton South­ern: Hosts South Carolina State on Tues­day. Florida: Hosts La Salle next Wed­nes­day.

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