Gators leap in NET rankings after win over Mississippi State

Gators leap in NET rankings after win over Mississippi State

Florida basketball rebounded from its tough loss against the Texas A&M Aggies last week to earn a road win against the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday night by a final score of 54-52. The Gators came out of the opening gates strong, and despite faltering a bit in the second half and allowing their hosts to get back into the game, the Orange and Blue notched its first Quadrant 1 win of the season.

Speaking of quadrants, the updated NET rankings following the game were bullish on the Gators, elevating Todd Golden’s gang seven spots from No. 52 to No. 45 thanks to the victory. Florida is now 1-6 in Quad 1 games, 2-2 in Quad 2, 5-0 in Quad 3 and 3-0 in Quad 4 matchups, while holding an 11-8 record overall and a 4-3 mark in Southeastern Conference play during the 2022-23 campaign.

The Gators return home for their next matchup with the South Carolina Gamecocks who are currently ranked No. 282 in the NET. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, inside the O’Connell Center, with ESPN2 handling the video broadcast and Gators IMG Sports Network taking care of the radio coverage.

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