Rodriguez finished with 5 threes on the night, including 3 consecutive to give Miami the lead. The Hurricanes are off to a 2-0 start, while the Gators sit at 1-1. The loss ended the Gators' 33-game home winning streak.
Michael Frazier II missed the shot that would've sent the game into overtime at the buzzer. Florida was lead by Eli Carter, who had 21 points, 16 in the second half. Jon Horford had 17 points and 7 rebounds for a Gators team that was without 4 players. Of those 4 players was star Dorian Finnley-Smith, who was out with a 2 fractures in his fingers.
The Gators started Jacob Kurtz for Finnley-Smith and got 6 points and 8 rebounds from the walk-on.
The Hurricanes were red-hot in the 2nd, shooting 65 percent in the half, including 70 percent from 3-point range. Miami looks to build momentum off of this upset win when they host Drexel Thursday afternoon. The Gators will look to recover from this stunning loss when they host Louisiana-Monroe Friday night.