College basketball: Koulechov has smashing debut for the Gators

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 02:18:19 PM. Egor Koulechov scored 34 points, hitting six three-point shots in his Florida debut, to lead the eighth-ranked Gators to a 116-74 victory against visiting Gardner-Webb in the team’s season opener Monday night.
Egor Koulechov scored 34 points, hitting six three-point shots in his Florida debut, to lead the eighth-ranked Gators to a 116-74 victory against visiting Gardner-Webb in the team’s season opener Monday night. Koulechov, a graduate transfer from Rice, broke the school record for most points in a debut. Tom Baxley held the previous mark, scoring 32 points against Rick Barry and Miami in 1962. Koulechov added five rebounds and five assists. The newcomer nicknamed “Three-gor” made 11 of 17 shots. “I’m happy this day kind of came,” Koulechov said. “I’ve been waiting for this since I decided to come here. It’s a great environment, a great program. It’s a lot of fun, especially when you win.” DJ Laster led the Runnin’ Bulldogs (0-2) with 19 points and 10 rebounds. at No. 6 Wichita State 81, College of Charleston 63: Senior center Shaquille Morris had 18 points and 10 rebounds in just 22 minutes and the Shockers (2-0) dominated inside. at No. 12 Cincinnati 102, Western Carolina 51: Sophomore Jarron Cumberland scored 20 points for the second time in his career, and the Bearcats (2-0) forced 22 turnovers in winning their 28th straight home game. at No. 13 Notre Dame 88, Mt. St. Mary’s 62: Bonzie Colson had 27 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks and the Fighting Irish (2-0) won their home opener. No. 14 Minnesota 86, at Providence 74: Jordan Murphy had 23 points and 14 rebounds and the Gophers (2-0) held off the Friars (1-1). Murphy scored 15 points in the second half, leading...Read more
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