Florida defeated Tennessee Wednesday night, 67-54, marking the first signed victory of the Todd Golden era.
Going into the game, not many believed Florida would contend with a Volunteers team that has been dominant all season, especially defensively. The Gators can stand up for themselves, however, and quickly proved they wouldn’t back down from a fight. Colin Castleton exploded in the second half for 16 of his 20 total points and led the team to a win despite Tennessee’s best efforts.
This is the kind of win that will help Florida make the NCAA Tournament and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The Gators didn’t look good against then #5 Kansas State on Saturday and Florida is slowly running out of chances to pick up wins in Quadrant 1.
All of a sudden, it’s pretty awesome to be a Florida Gator, and fans aren’t exactly shutting up on Twitter. Here’s a look at Gator Nation’s reaction to the big win on social media.
Calling all Gators fans
It’s great to be a Florida Alligator
THE GATORS WIN! THE GATORS WIN!
Colin Castleton danced
And it’s a big win for coach Todd Golden
It is the first signed victory of the new era
Many were happy to eat their words
Florida is not a school that attacks the courts
Dip it, Casty
That’s why he came back
Shout out to the Rowdies too
This could be the start of a great run for the team
The SEC is on alert
Coach Golden has the final say
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