Gameday: (8) Florida Gators vs. Kansas State

Location: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO [Capacity: 18,000]
Time: 8:00 p.m. EDT

TV: ESPN2/ESPN2HD (Mitch Holthus, Fran Fraschilla)
SiriusXM: 91 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]
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Head Coach: Billy Donovan Head Coach: Bruce Weber
Record: 8-1 Record: 8-2
Conference: Southeastern Conference: Big 12
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Odds: Florida -11 | O/U 128


» Florida is 1-0 all-time against Kansas State with the lone game played in 2010 in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic in Sunrise, FL. UF is 18-12 all-time against current members of the Big 12.
» Four of the Gators’ regular starters are averaging double figures.
» Florida has held six of its seven opponents under 50 points.
» UF is 33-2 since the beginning of the 2011-12 season when holding opponents under 71 points in a game.
» The Gators were 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 and is already 1-1 in such games.
» Florida is third nationally in scoring defense (50.4 points), eighth in scoring margin (+22.0 points), 12th in rebound margin (+10.8) and 14th in field goal percentage defense (.361).
» The Gators are seventh nationally in fouling, committing 13.0 per game, and 133rd nationally in assists, dishing just 13.6 per game.
» Kansas State is ranked third nationally in three-point defense (.225), 15th in scoring defense (56.1), 19th in rebound margin (+8.4) and 265th in field goal percentage (.408).
» The Wildcats only have two players scoring in double digits and two averaging more than five boards per contest.
» Only six Kansas State players have made a three this year. Of the four players that have shot more than 20, the best shooter is hitting 36.6 percent of his attempts.
» Saturday’s contest is a neutral site game in Kansas City, which is two hours east of Manhattan, KS. The 2010 game played in Sunrise was about four hours south of Gainesville, FL.
» Despite the picture above, UF will be wearing orange alternate jerseys in the game.

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