Gameday: No. 11 Florida vs. No. 20 Wisconsin

Location: Kohl Center – Madison, WI [Capacity: 17,230]
Time: 9:00 p.m. EST

TV: ESPN2 (Bob Wischusen, Dan Dakich)
SiriusXM: 85 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]
Online Video: WatchESPN.com | Mobile Video: WatchESPN app
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(10/11) FLORIDA GATORS (19/20) WISCONSIN BADGERS
Head Coach: Billy Donovan Head Coach: Bo Ryan
Record: 1-0 Record: 1-0
Conference: Southeastern Conference: Big Ten
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Odds: Florida +6 | O/U 137

PRE-GAME READING MATERIAL

» Story: Casey Prather primed to emerge in senior season
» Notebook: Updates on Florida’s injuries and suspensions

HISTORY / STREAKS / STATS

» Florida leads Wisconsin 2-1 in the all-time series between the two programs.
» The Gators are replacing their three leading scorers from 2012-13.
» UF is looking to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2006-07 after having its season end in the Elite Eight in each of the last three years.
» Florida was 4-2 against top 25-ranked opponents last season with both losses coming away from its home court.
» The Gators are 55-7 since the beginning of the 2011-12 season when holding opponent under 71 points in a game.
» Florida was 0-6 last season in single-digit decisions.
» Donovan is looking for his 16th consecutive 20-win season. The Gators have him ranked sixth all-time in that category behind only Dean Smith, Lute Olson, Mike Krzyzewski, Tubby Smith and Jim Boeheim.
» Donovan is currently the longest-tenured head basketball coach in the SEC.
» Ryan’s Badgers team is 181-18 at home over the last 12 seasons, boasting a 90-7 record against non-conference opponents to boot.

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Gameday: (10) Florida Gators vs. (22) Wisconsin

Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center – Gainesville, FL [Capacity: 12,000]
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT

TV: ESPN2/ESPN2HD (Mark Jones, Jay Bilas)
SiriusXM: 134/199 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]
Online Video: WatchESPN.com | Mobile Video: WatchESPN app
Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter and SportsYapper

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.

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