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What inspired Christin Mercer to get off to such a hot start in the against Alabama? Watch and find out!

Friday February 8, 2013VIDEO: Practice Updates with Coach Butler, Christin Mercer and Lily Svete

Gainesville, Fla.

What inspired Christin Mercer to get off to such a hot start in the against Alabama? Watch and find out!

University of Florida women’s basketball head coach Amanda Butler, as well as freshman Christin Mercer (Douglasville, Ga.) and Lily Svete (Granger, Ind.) talked about the midweek bye and previewed Sunday’s game at Auburn.

 

During the last two games, Mercer has been the Gator’s (14-9, 3-6 SEC) leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per outing. Those numbers include her 18-point, 11-rebound performance in UF’s 87-54 win against Alabama on Sun., Feb. 3. Overall this year, Mercer in contributing 6.2 points and 4.0 rebounds, while hitting 51.8 percent of her shots from the floor.

 

Svete has averaged 10.5 points over UF’s last two games, nailing 7-of-9 three-point attempts. The redshirt-junior is on pace to have the best season of her career. She has at least doubled her average in every statistical category and improved her shooting percentages from long range and overall. Last year she averaged 2.3 points and 1.0 rebounds while hitting 23.3 percent (14-60) of her three-point tries and playing 8.7 minutes per game. This season, Svete is recording 5.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, sinking 41.6 percent (32-77) from beyond the arc and playing 16.8 minutes per game while starting 19 games.

 

 

2 Ways 2 Watch:

VIDEO Interview with Head Coach Amanda Butler:

GatorVision: http://www.gatorvision.tv/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=1562605&db_oem_id=6500

You Tube: http://youtu.be/2DNoFaCmd4c

 

 

2 Ways 2 Watch:

VIDEO Interviews with Christin Mercer and Lily Svete:

GatorVision: http://www.gatorvision.tv/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=1564908&db_oem_id=6500

You Tube: http://youtu.be/t4P1NtYcTGk


 

 

For all of the latest information on Florida women’s basketball:

Official Website: www.gatorzone.com/basketball/women

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FloridaWomensBasketball

Twitter: @GatorZoneWBK  and  @CoachButlerUF 

 

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