Scottie Wilbekin (left) scored nine points during a 21-0 Florida run in the first half.
Gainesville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) -
Scottie Wilbekin netted a team-high 18 points, including nine in a 21-0 Florida flurry midway through the first half that propelled the 19th-ranked Gators to a 67-61 triumph over No. 13 Kansas on Tuesday at O'Connell Center.
The Jayhawks jumped out to a 10-3 lead just over four minutes into the game, but Florida tallied the next 21 points to build a double-digit advantage from which Kansas could not recover.
"We actually made a couple of shots and played pretty well the first four or five minutes, but we were awful after that," Kansas head coach Bill Self admitted. "They played great, but we were awful."