Aundre Jackson is averaging 13.8 points and 4.2 rebounds while Clayton Custer is averaging 13.4 points and 4.3 assists.
"What's really disappointing is, you guys have heard me use the word soft with this team". Deaundrae Ballard scored eight points off the bench, but starting point guard Chris Chiozza missed all five of his shots from the field and finished with more turnovers (four) than points (three).
Florida State is probably not as good as it was last season, when it won 26 games and reached the NCAA tournament.
The Florida Gators look to get back on track to bounce back from back-to-back losses. "We've got to get better". The Gators, who came into the game leading the nation in scoring at 99.5 points per game, were unable to solve an athletic FSU team that overplayed the passing lanes and crashed the boards. For a reference point, New Hampshire won its first Division I game of the season on Saturday - against 1-7 Bryant.
UF coach Mike White was at a loss after the No. 5 Gators were outrebounded by 17, had a season-high 17 turnovers and shot 24 percent from 3-point range during an 83-66 loss to FSU.
Fifth-year senior guard Egor Koulechov, who finished 1-of-7 shooting from 3-point range, called the loss "a reality check".
Cofer 4-12 2-2 10, Obiagu 2-3 0-0 4, Mann 11-17 3-4 25, C.Walker 5-9 4-6 17, Angola 2-11 4-4 10, Kabengele 0-6 0-0 0, B.Allen 0-0 0-0 0, M.Walker 2-6 2-2 8, Savoy 0-2 0-0 0, Forrest 2-6 5-6 9. Mann led the Seminole offense on Monday by finishing with 25 points and eight rebounds, doing whatever he wanted getting to the rim on certain possessions. Offensively the Seminoles attacked the offensive boards early and often, rebounding an impressive 50.0 percent of its missed shots and scoring 24 second-chance points.
It was that kind of night, and the Seminoles would later push the lead to as high as 19 points.
Those changes quickly translated to the playing field, with Fisher guiding FSU to a 10-win season in 2010, its first since 2005, and its first victory over rival Florida since 2003. "It was those two simple things, that's all it was", Hudson said.
Monday wasn't the first time Florida dealt with a cold shooting night from the floor, but it was the first time it cost Mike White's squad a game.
"We played aggressive, with enthusiasm and toughness", FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "When we're not making shots at a high level, our deficiencies are exposed".
White is eager to see if his team shows the resilience it will need the rest of the season.
Now, White has to hope his team responds as well as it did this time last season after losing to Duke and Florida State.
Playing the way Florida plays, it is going to have games like this.
"This year's team, for whatever reason, has not bought into - at this point, it's still early - the importance of having a high communication level and having the utmost level of urgency, nearly panic mode, in transition defense", White said.
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and Florida Gators meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Exactech Arena. This team, again, is more skilled and we score better.
"I don't know what to say there - it's not our strength", White said. "We're not almost as tough, reliable, accountable and gritty".