No. 17 Missouri Drops 83-52 Decision to No. 10 Florida

Scottie Wilbekin had 13 points and 10 assists, his first career double-double, and No. 10 Florida thumped No. 17 Missouri 83-52 on Saturday. The victory was coach Billy Donovan's 400th with the Gators, making him the third coach in Southeastern Conference history to accomplish that feat with the same school. He joined Kentucky's Adolph Rupp and LSU's Dale Brown in the 400-win club. Florida, which won its sixth consecutive game, also made a statement about being the class of the Southeastern Conference. Maybe the most impressive aspect of Florida's latest lopsided victory was Wilbekin's defense. The junior guard handled Missouri's Phil Pressey. Pressey finished with two points on 1-of-7 shooting. He had 10 turnovers and six assists. Jabari Brown led the Tigers (13-4, 2-2) with 16 points and Keion Bell added 14. Missouri played without senior forward Laurence Bowers for the third consecutive game. Regardless, few could have seen such a beatdown coming in Gainesville.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is 6-0 Senior Forward Megan Jensen with the St. Francis Borgia Girls Basketball Team. Megan scored 24 points leading Borgia to a 52-47 win over Cardinal Ritter in the championship game of the Borgia/Competitive Edge Tournament Saturday afternoon. In three tournament games last week. Megan scored 63 points and earned MVP honors.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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When our daughter turned 13, as part of her birthday celebration we drove 13 seventh-grade girls to the mall. As one of the drivers, I can attest that a vanload of young adolescent girls generates plenty of chatter...and plenty of drama.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Blues piled up three first period goals as they knocked off the Panthers, 5-3 at the BB&T Center. David Backes, Jaden Schwartz, and Robby Fabbri all scored in the final eight minutes of the first period to put St. Louis up for good. Brian Elliott had 29 saves in the win. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and assist for the Panthers, who have lost three of four. Roberto Luongo gave up three goals on 13 shots before getting pulled.