Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center – Gainesville, FL [Capacity: 12,000]
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
TV: ESPN2/ESPN2HD (Mark Jones, Jay Bilas)
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|No. 10 FLORIDA GATORS||No. 22 WISCONSIN BADGERS|
|Head Coach: Billy Donovan||Head Coach: Bo Ryan|
|Record: 1-0||Record: 1-0|
|Conference: Southeastern||Conference: Big Ten|
|Roster | Schedule||Roster | Schedule|
Odds: Florida -6 | O/U 122
HISTORY / STREAKS / STATS
» Florida is 1-1 all-time against Wisconsin, but the teams have not gone head-to-head since playing a home-and-home series in 1967-68. The teams will play again next year in Madison, WI. The Gators are 14-26 all-time against the Big Ten while the Badgers are 22-15 all-time against the SEC.
» UF dominated in its season opener and held Alabama State to just nine first-half points, which set a school record in the shot clock era for fewest points allowed in a single half. Florida had four players score in double figures.
» One season ago, the Gators led the nation in three-pointers by netting 9.8 per contest. UF was so proficient from beyond the arc that the team connected on 10 or more treys in 22 games during the 2011-12 campaign.
» Florida was 10th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.3 in 2011-12.
» The Gators are 26-1 since the beginning of the 2011-12 season when holding opponents under 71 points in a game.
» Florida was just 3-5 against top-25 opponents last season with all five losses coming to top-three teams. UF is currently scheduled to take on seven top-25 opponents as part of the 2012-13 campaign with Wednesday’s contest being its first such game.
» Wisconsin is the best road team in the Big Ten since Ryan took over the program 12 seasons ago. UW owns the most road victories (62) and best road winning percentage (.508) in its conference.
» The Badgers, like the Gators, have a veteran starting lineup. UW starts three seniors in the frontcourt.
» Wisconsin is 2-5 under Ryan in non-conference road games vs. top-25 teams.
Read the rest of the Florida-Wisconsin preview including injuries and absences and which players to look out for from both bench.
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