Gameday: Florida Gators vs. Yale Bulldogs

By Adam Silverstein
December 8, 2014

Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center – Gainesville, Florida [Capacity: 11,548]
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST

TV: SEC Network (Dave Neal, Joe Dean)
Streaming Video: WatchESPN.com | Mobile Video: WatchESPN app

SiriusXM: 84 | Radio: Gator Radio Network Affiliates

Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

FLORIDA GATORS YALE BULLDOGS
Head Coach: Billy Donovan Head Coach: James Jones
Record: 3-4 Record: 8-2
Conference: Southeastern Conference: Ivy League

Odds: Florida -10 | O/U 117


HISTORY / STREAKS / STATS

» Florida is 2-0 all-time against Yale, winning those games by a combined 42 points. UF also has a 7-2 record against Ivy League opponents (3-1 under Donovan). The Gators and Bulldogs will be playing their last of a three-game series, which included two home games for Florida.
» UF has lost back-to-back contests for the first time since Feb. 25 and March 3, 2012 and consecutive non-conference games for the first time since December 2009.
» The Gators are under .500 through seven games for the first time since 1998.
» Florida has used six starting lineups in seven regular-season games this year.
» The Gators are looking for their 17th consecutive season with 20+ victories. Florida’s 16-straight campaigns with that many wins is the longest streak in the SEC and fifth-longest nationally. Only eight coaches have ever won 20+ games in 14+ consecutive seasons.
» Florida learned to win close games last season, going 14-2 in contests decided by single digits; the Gators are 2-3 in such affairs this season.
» Two weeks ago, Miami snapped Florida’s program-record 33-game home winning streak, which dated back to Nov. 11, 2012, and was the second-longest in the nation. The Canes also broke the Gators’ school-record 25-game home winning streak against non-conference opponents, which dated back to Dec. 22, 2010.
» Florida is still on program-record 18-game winning streaks against SEC opponents overall (since Jan. 8, 2014) and at home (since Jan. 9, 2014). UF has also won a school-record nine-in-a-row over SEC opponents on the road (since Jan. 11, 2014).

INJURIES AND ABSENCES

» Active (2): Redshirt junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith (hand), redshirt senior center Jon Horford (knee)
» Out (4): Redshirt junior guard Eli Carter (foot), redshirt junior forward Alex Murphy (transfer – fall semester), sophomore center John Egbunu (transfer – season), freshman guard Brandone Francis (academics – season)

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