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Wednesday January 15, 2014 Patric Young gets his night ... and his beard

Updated: 2:07pm, January 15

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- OK, one last item from “Patric Young Beard Night.” Last one, I promise.


The seventh-ranked Florida Gators made 72-50 work Tuesday of their Southeastern Conference rival Georgia Bulldogs, capturing a seventh straight win, a 25th in a row at home and moving to 14-2 overall, including 3-0 in league play. As a tribute to Young, the popular senior center, the first 1,000 students from the Rowdy Reptiles student section were given fake orange beards to wear for the game.

A good time was had by all, as Young scored 10 points and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds in one of UF's best defensive efforts of the season.

That much everybody knows, right?

But late last night, we learned that a certain guy in the house who really, really wanted one of those fury, orange things left the O’Connell Center without one.

 The Gators have Wednesday off, but when Young heads to the basketball complex and checks in at his locker room Thursday, he’ll find this.

Pat's locker

Nice game. Nice gesture. Nice ending.

On to Auburn.

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