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Gators upset Kansas State, 57-44

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That is more like it.

In their biggest win since the 2006-07 season, the Gators defeated No. 6 Kansas State, 57-44. The oft-criticized Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker led the way with 15 and 13 points. Vernon Macklin scored 10 points. 

Florida was losing 20-8, 12 minutes into the game. From that point on, UF (8-2) outscored the Wildcats 49-24. UF not only made buckets (they shot 51 percent), but tightened up on K-State enough to freeze them into a 15-56 shooting night. Aside from Jacob Pullen's 19 points, no other Wildcat had more than 8 points.

The victory for Florida is significant not just for who it was against, but when it happened. The exam break can make a team lazy, and after the UCF loss, it was legit to worry about playing a neutral site game. But Florida displayed a maturity and focus that had been lacking. The job for Florida has to be carrying this momentum forward, and understand that they do have the ability to beat elite teams.