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Monday February 17, 2014Wilbekin Scores SEC Player of the Week Honors

Gainesville, Fla.

Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin scored SEC Player of the Week honors for the second time this season as announced by the league office today.

Wilbekin posted a career-high of 21 points against the Volunteers last Tuesday but then topped that with a 23-point output at No. 18 Kentucky on Saturday night. The senior dished eight assists and recorded no turnovers in 71 minutes of action last week. He went an impressive 21-of-24 (88 percent) from the charity stripe, including a notable 18-of-20 in the second half. While Wilbekin averaged 22 points over the week, he averaged 16 points in the second half of competition alone. 

On the year, Wilbekin is averaging 13.5 points per game with a 39.6 field goal percentage and is hitting 78.8 percent from the free throw line.

Florida will return home this week to face Auburn on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Stephen C O’Connell Center as the Gators look for their 30th consecutive home win and to remain unbeaten in the conference.


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