Teddy Dupay scored a season-high 21 points to pace the 11th-ranked Florida
Gators to an 88-58 win over Mississippi State. Dupay made seven three-pointers on the night as Florida won its 20th regular season game for the fifth time in school history.
"To have 20 wins this early, with still four games remaining is certainly exciting," said Gator coach Billy Donovan in his post-game radio interview. "I thought we played unselfishly. We moved the basketball, we shot the ball well from the perimeter because we made the extra pass."
Florida made 12 of 19 from beyond the arc. Dupay made two threes early in the first half when the Gators opened up a 47-30 halftime lead. But it was in the second half that Dupay really got rolling. With the score 67-38, Dupay proceeded to make five threes and went on a personal 15-8 run to give the Gators an 82-46 advantage.
"He's one of those guys, when he gets it going like that, he can knock it down," said Donovan. "I was happy to see it for Teddy."
Dupay scored 21 points Saturday night after going scoreless the game before against Arkansas. Donnell Harvey had a strong inside game with 14 points and nine rebounds, while Udonis Haslem chipped in with 12 points and five boards. The Gators are now 20-5 overall and 9-3 in the SEC. Florida's next game is Wednesday night at Georgia. Tipoff at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens is set for 7:30.