Archie Goodwin confident heading into Florida showdown despite recent slump

Archie Goodwin - photo by Walter Cornett |
Archie Goodwin – photo by Walter Cornett |

went from a high-school star in Little Rock, Ark., to a McDonald’s to scoring in double figures in 11 of his first 12 college games, so he is unaccustomed to struggling.

Southeastern Conference play, however, has been a challenge for the talented freshman guard. Five times since the calendar flipped to 2013, Goodwin has scored fewer than 10 points. During that time, he’s seen his scoring average dip from 16.5 to 14.2.

He has had some big games along the way, but opponents have begun to adjust. Goodwin, however, is trying to keep it all from affecting him.

“If I let things like this frustrate me, I’ll never be the player I want to be,” Goodwin said.

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