Yante Maten has been tearing it up all season for his team, the Georgia Bulldogs. It was not surprising at all that he lead the team to their victory over the Gators during the game last Wednesday at Gainesville. Yante scored a total of 23 points against the Gators, for the Bulldogs, as well as sinking the impressive 3-pointer that landed the game into overtime.
The final score of the game on Wednesday was 72 Bulldogs and 69 Gators. The win came as an end to the Bulldogs three game losing streak. It was the first time the team has won Gainesville in a decade and a half. Yante Maten was on fire Wednesday night, really going the distance to assure a win for the team.
In the last few minutes of the intense game between Florida and Georgia Yante scored several goals to help turn the tide of the battle to the side of the Georgia Bulldogs. They were 11 points down with only ten minutes left in the game before he single handedly put a stop to the Gators triumph. He also scored his 10th double-double of the season during the game.
Mark Fox,coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, had nothing but good things to say about Yante Maten, singing him high praises. Fox referred to Maten as a “winner,” and “a terrific person.” Needless to say, the coach was more than thrilled with the outcome of Maten and the rest of the team Wednesday night. Georgia is scheduled to play against the Tennessee Volunteers this Saturday. The Volunteers are in the middle of a 7 game winning streak and will not be an easy team to defeat for Florida.
The Florida Gators coach, Koulechov, on the other hand was not so impressed with his teams performance and the final verdict of the game. The coach called it a “tough loss,” and went on to say that his team would be headed “back to the lab” to work on developing a new groove. Florida is up against the Vanderbilt Commodores this Saturday.