Gameday – 2014 SEC Tournament – Georgia Dome: No. 1 Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers

Location: Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA [Capacity: 26,000]
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST

TV: ESPNU (Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes, Shannon Spake)
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(1) FLORIDA GATORS MISSOURI TIGERS
Head Coach: Billy Donovan Head Coach: Frank Haith
Record: 29-2 (18-0 SEC) Record: 22-10 (9-9 SEC)
Conference: Southeastern Conference: Southeastern
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Odds: Florida -12 | O/U: 132

HISTORY, STATS AND STREAKS

» The Gators won the outright 2014 SEC regular-season title earned the No. 1 overall seed in the SEC Tournament, earning two byes and playing its first game Friday in quarterfinal action. The championship is the program’s second-straight title, third in the last four seasons, seventh overall and fifth outright.
» The Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals after pulling off a 91-83 double-overtime victory against Texas A&M on Thursday.
» UF is 38-45 all-time in the SEC Tournament with a 23-14 record under Donovan and three-straight SEC Tournament Championships from 2005-07.
» Florida is 2-1 all-time against Missouri, 1-0 during the 2013-14 season, topping Saturday’s opponent 68-58 on Feb. 4 in the O’Dome.
» UF enters Saturday’s regular-season finale on a program-record 23-game winning streak and at 19-0 have set a school mark for most conference wins in a single season. Its 29 wins are also the most the Gators have captured in a single season. Florida has won 28 of its last 29 games.
» The Gators are the first team in SEC history to go 18-0 in league play. UF is also the first team from a major conference, since Indiana in 1976, to go 18-0 in league play.
» Florida has gone two-straight seasons without losing at home, holding a 32-0 record since the start of the 2012-13 campaign (17-0 in conference games).
» The Gators have won nine-straight SEC road games, also a program record.
» Florida is 80-9 since the beginning of the 2011-12 season when holding an opponent under 71 points in a game.
» UF is 13-2 this season in single-digit decisions after going 0-6 in such contests during the 2012-13 campaign. Florida is also 1-0 in overtime games.
» The Gators are 11-2 in true road games this campaign with both losses coming against ranked opponents during the first month of the season. UF lost those contests by a combined seven points.
» 2013-14 was the first time that Florida has ended the regular season ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation. The Gators have achieved a No. 1 ranking in four separate seasons and currently hold a 19-5 record playing as the top team in the country.
» Florida’s senior class is the first in school history to win three SEC championships.


PROGRAM RECORDS SET, EXTENDED THIS SEASON

» Record to start a season (overall): 29-2
» Record to start a season (SEC): 18-0
» Winning streak (overall): 23 games
» Regular-season wins: 29
» SEC wins (single season): 18
» SEC road wins (consecutive): 9
» Home wins (overall, consecutive): 32
» Home wins (SEC, consecutive): 18

FEATURE STORIES ON FLORIDA’S SENIOR CLASS

Strength in years: Burden-carrying Patric Young becomes a much-needed rock
Finding his way: Rebuilt Scottie Wilbekin emerges as senior leader
Fourth year’s a charm: Casey Prather grows from afterthought to pace-setter
Rare breed: Will Yeguete personifies team’s heart and soul

CLIMBING THE CHARTS

Seniors center Patric Young and point guard Scottie Wilbekin are steadily inching their way up many of Florida’s all-time lists. Young has played in 142 career games and will only add to his totals as the campaign progresses. Earlier this season, he became just the 50th player in school history to score 1,000 career points.

Most Wins by a Senior Class
1. Walter Hodge (2009) – 117
2. Casey Prather / Scottie Wilbekin / Will Yeguete / Patric Young – 113

Games Played
1. Walter Hodge – 151
2. Kenny Boynton – 145
3. Erving Walker – 144
4. Chandler Parsons / Alex Tyus – 142
4. Patric Young – 142

Scoring
30. Chip Williams – 1,246
31. Kenyan Weeks – 1,234
32. Corey Brewer / Malcolm Cesare – 1,225
34. Hans Tanzler – 1,221
35. Patric Young – 1,216

Blocked Shots
5. Dwayne Davis – 160
6. Eugene McDowell – 150
7. Patric Young – 147

Field Goal Percentage (minimum 500 attempts)
5. Al Horford – .588
6. Ronnie Williams – .585
7. Udonis Haslem – .584
8. Patric Young – .583

Dunks (unofficial statistic)
3. David Lee – 155
4. Alex Tyus – 146
5. Patric Young – 134

Personal Fouls
4. Malcom Cesare – 361
5. Patric Young – 343

Assists
8. Brett Nelson – 406
9. Scottie Wilbekin – 397
9. Taurean Green – 397

Wins at an SEC school
1. Adolph Rupp (Kentucky) – 875
2. Dale Brown (LSU) – 448
3. Billy Donovan (Florida) – 444

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4 Responses to “Gameday – 2014 SEC Tournament – Georgia Dome: No. 1 Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers”

  1. TST says:

    I love Bulldog . A nice sweet BBQ sauce will make you forget it’s Georgia Bulldog.
    the eaten is good !! Pound’em Gators …GO GATORS

  2. tank says:

    Bit of a trap game with an underachieving and desperate Mizzu team. Hopefully the crew is focused. Mizzu will likely be a bit fatigued as a team from last nights game.

    Go Gators.

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