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Florida forward Colin Castelton continued his torrid start to the 2021-22 season, this time leading the Gators to a 81-45 rout of Milwaukee on Thursday.

The Gators took an eleven point lead into the halftime intermission thanks to ten from Castelton and nine more by Plandrous Fleming. Florida shot 44% in the opening half, but eclipsed that mark easily in the second half.

Florida opened the second half by outscoring Milwaukee 13-2 over the first six minutes. The run would continue, all the way to 30-4 as the Gators turned this one into a laugher.

For the game, the Gators shot 47% from the field and made 11-28 three-pointers. More impressive, the Florida defense was aggressive and intimidating, again. Milwaukee made just two shots from deep and were held to a 31% clip from the floor.

Four Gators scored in double figures with Castleton’s 19 leading the way. Tyree Appleby (14), Anthony Duruji (12), and Fleming (12) were the others.

Castleton added ten boards to capture his fifth career double-double.

Florida (3-0) will head to Fort Myers next week to take on California and either Ohio State or Seton Hall in the Fort Myers TipOff. The Cal game will tip off at 8:30 PM on Monday and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1.

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