UF Basketball: Florida 81, LSU 66

Photo by Aydan Child

Courtesy of UF Athletic Association

Florida beat LSU 81-66 at home last night, leading throughout the game.

Keyontae Johnson posted a career-high 25 points, along with 11 rebounds and 5 assists. This is just the third 25/10/5 stat line by a Florida player since 1996 (Nick Calathes did it vs. Arkansas on January 17, 2009, and Matt Walsh did it vs. Miami on December 21, 2002). Johnson shot 11-for-15 from the field and made his first 8 attempts.

Johnson also had his 7th double-double of the season and 11th in his career. He and Kerry Blackshear (8 double-doubles) are the first Gator duo to post 7+ double-doubles each in a season since Al Horford and Joakim Noah did so in 2006-07 and the 4th UF combo since 1996.

Scottie Lewis also tallied a career high with 18 points, while Andrew Nembhard scored 14 of his 18 points in the 2nd half. Jason Jitoboh also chipped in a career-best 6 points off the bench.

Florida rolled up a season-high 48 points in the paint and shot .641 (25-for-41) on 2-point field goals.

The Gators had a season-low 5 turnovers while dishing 17 assists. The 5 turnovers were UF’s fewest since a 3-turnover outing vs. Vanderbilt on February 17, 2018, and it was Florida’s 4th game with 5 or fewer turnovers under Mike White.

Florida shot 7-for-10 from 3-point range in the 2nd half, finishing 9-for-21 (.429) for the game.

Florida – 18-10, 10-5 SEC
LSU – 19-9, 10-5 SEC

Next up

UF’s next game is at Tennessee on Saturday, February 29, at 2:00 p.m.