The Gators were pretty much all the talk on the Weekly Watch, brought to us by the great experts at ESPN.com. This feature is basically a run-down of the past week in college basketball, a week that saw the Gators handle Ohio State easily in an 86-60 win in Gainesville on Saturday.
First off, Andy Katz says that the "team of the week" was the Florida Gators for their performance on Saturday:
Corey Brewer, back from a bout with mononucleosis, had 18 points. Joakim Noah, healthy after recovering from an upper respiratory infection, had eight boards and three blocks. And that Al Horford guy? The one with the bum ankle who wasn't supposed to play? Well, all he did was score 11 points, grab 11 boards and block three shots. Greg Oden had to deal with Horford, Noah and Chris Richard. With all three fired up for him, he had no chance.
The Gators are done with big-time nonconference games, so we'll check back when the major SEC games start to come at them fast and furious.
Jay Bilas feels that the Gators experience and depth at big-man was a little too much for Oden and Co.:
Doug Gottlieb is back on the Corey Brewer bandwagon:
It was quite a week for the Gators basketball team, beating a very talented Ohio State team by quite a margin, and in turn showing the way they can play at full strength. This was a very important win also in the way that it has really given this program a boost of momentum headed into the unforgiving conference schedule they face year in and year out.
Needless to say, if they can put up a performance like they did on Saturday game in and game out, we could easily be seeing some more banners hanging in the O-Dome next season.