Allen Breaks Out, but Gators Avoid Upset

Allen Breaks Out, but Gators Avoid Upset

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  On the road facing a Power 5 opponent pulling an upset for Lynn men's basketball over Florida was going to be an uphill battle. The Fighting Knights came up short on the scoreboard, but Jordan Allen opened eyes and put the Sunshine State Conference on notice with his 37 points.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Florida 89, Lynn 71
Records: Lynn (0-0), Florida (0-0)
Location: O'Connell Center | Gainesville, Fla.
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Allen scored 20 more points than any player who suited up Tuesday night.
  • Eight Fighting Knights found the scoresheet.
  • Lynn shot nearly 40% from behind the arc led by Allen who made nine threes.

 BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • In his time at Rider University, Allen made seven triples in a game multiple times, nine would have been a new career-high.
  • Lynn outscored the Gators in the second half 42-40.

QUOTEABLE

  • Florida head coach Mike White had glowing praise for the Fighting Knights. "Lynn's good"
  • On Allen and his performance "What's his name? What's his number?"

UP NEXT:
Lynn has finished up its exhibition schedule and now will have just over two weeks to get ready for Trevecca Nazarene in the season opener on Nov. 15 at 8:30 p.m.