It was supposed to be a step up in competition, but No. 10 Florida took it in stride. The Gators (14-2, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) started fast and never let off in an 83-52 victory against the No. 17 Missouri Tigers (13-4, 2-2 SEC) on Saturday for Billy Donovan's 400th victory. Instant Analysis takes a look at another big conference win for Florida.
IT WAS OVER WHEN: Pick a point, any point. Missouri was out of the game in less than three minutes and never trailed by less than double digits from the 16:43 mark of the first half on. The Gators came right out of the gates with a suffocating press and forced three steals in the game's first five minutes.
HE STOLE THE SHOW: There was one elite point guard on the floor Saturday and it wasn't Missouri star Phil Pressey. Scottie Wilbekin dominated the game defensively, limiting Pressey two days after dominating Texas A&M's Elston Turner. Offensively, he was a catalyst and finished the game with 13 points and 10 assists.
THE STAT DOESN'T LIE: Pressey was another name in a growing list of star guards stifled by the Gators. A point of emphasis for the Gators, he had more turnovers (10) than assists (6) and shot 1 of 7 for two points.
OH WHAT A PLAY: There was a laundry list of highlight dunks late in the second half when things got entirely out of control, but nothing mirrored the game as a whole quite like a first-half Wilbekin steal that was fed to Kenny Boynton. Going up over Tony Criswell, Boynton hit the layup and drew a foul.