Castleton, Gators Overtake LSU in Second Half

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1/5/2021 | 7 PM


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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — During his post-game Zoom call Saturday, Florida coach Mike White broke off on something of a mini-tangent in speaking about his team’s work-in-progress offense that had shot 50 percent from the floor for a second straight game and helped deliver a second Southeastern Conference victory in as many tries in this young 2020-21 season. 

After beating LSU 83-79 and getting at least 16 points from four different players, White praised his team’s performance, as well as its potential, and singled out the impact of a trio of transfers, including 6-foot-11, 231-pound Colin Castleton and enegeric 6-7 forward Anthony Duruji

It wasn’t until the next question that White realized he’d neglected to make a key point. Or a Key point, rather. 

“The biggest point I should have made with the last question was that Keyontae is sitting over there with us,” White said. “It’s another process we’re going through right now, with new role identity and offensive concepts and so forth.” 

The reference, of course, was to junior forward Keyontae Johnson, now three weeks removed from his stunning

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