Wilbekin wreaks defensive havoc for No. 8 Florida

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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 4:56 pm

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Scottie Wilbekin is one of Billy Donovan's best defenders.

Now and ever.

Florida's junior point guard showed his defensive prowess last week by shutting down Texas A&M's Elston Turner and Missouri's Phil Pressey in lopsided victories that extended the team's winning streak to six games.

Turner, coming off a 40-point game at Kentucky, managed four points on 1-of-10 shooting. Pressey, one of them more dynamic point guards in the country, finished with two points on 1-of-7 shooting and had a career-high 10 turnovers.

Wilbekin wreaked havoc on both of them.

The eighth-ranked Gators (14-2, 4-0 Southeastern Conference), who play at Georgia on Wednesday night, lead the league in just about every defensive category. And Wilbekin has been the key to the whole thing.

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