Location: Tad Smith Coliseum – Oxford, Mississippi [Capacity: 9,061]
Time: 6:00 p.m. EST
SiriusXM: 92/191 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]
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|FLORIDA GATORS||OLE MISS REBELS|
|Head Coach: Billy Donovan||Head Coach: Andy Kennedy|
|Record: 10-8 (3-2 SEC)||Record: 11-7 (2-3 SEC)|
|Conference: Southeastern||Conference: Southeastern|
Odds: Florida +3
ANOTHER TOUGH WEEK
Two poor performances. Two embarrassing losses. Two winning streaks ended. That’s what the last seven days have been like for Florida, which fell 73-61 on the road against Georgia last Saturday (ending a six-game series winning streak) before being stomped 79-61 at home by LSU (ending a 20-game SEC home winning streak) on Tuesday.
The Gators have proven to be an incredibly flawed and inconsistent team, one void of leadership and – more importantly – overall top-to-bottom talent. That is why Florida, if current trends continue, will not just miss the NCAA Tournament but also the NIT while posting the worst record of a Donovan-coached team since his second season at UF.
“I’m just trying to get these guys to understand that individually, on their own, we’re no good. We’re not talented enough, we’re not good enough,” Donovan said Friday. “Collectively as a group, the sum’s got to be greater than the parts. [I] got to get them to understand what ‘team’ actually is.