KeVaughn Allen has struggled with consistency all year for the Florida Gators. Maybe the team’s most talented player has also been one of its most enigmatic, with up-and-down performances throughout the season, and sometimes from half to half.
On Saturday against Auburn, he seemed destined for down — until he warmed up at the end of the first half, scoring six straight points on a pair of threes to stake Florida to a 30-24 lead.
Oh, and then he hit one of the greatest shots in Florida history.
That finished a personal 9-0 run that capped the half for Allen and is the entire difference between the SEC-leading Tigers and scuffling Gators at intermission. It also compensated — maybe more than compensated — for an 0-for-5 start from the field for Allen that featured a missed layup and a couple of misses on open threes, and seemed to compound Allen’s benching to begin the game, which was due to tardiness to a film session on Friday.
Florida could use more compensation like that from its junior star.