Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center – Gainesville, FL [Capacity: 11,548]
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
|(13/15) FLORIDA GATORS||FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES|
|Head Coach: Billy Donovan||Head Coach: Leonard Hamilton|
|Record: 5-1||Record: 5-1|
|Conference: Southeastern||Conference: Atlantic Coast|
|Roster | Schedule||Roster | Schedule|
Odds: Florida -8 | O/U 138
PRE-GAME READING MATERIAL
HISTORY / STREAKS / STATS
» Florida has won four-straight against Florida State and lead the all-time series 42-22 (including 11-6 under Donovan). UF is 20-6 against FSU at home (6-1 under Donovan).
» The Gators have won 19-straight games at home in the O’Dome and 20 in a row against non-conference opponents.
» Should UF defeat FSU on Saturday, its senior class (2010) would be just the second in school history to never lose to its in-state rivals (2009).
» Florida is 4-3 against top-25 ranked opponents dating back to last season with all three losses coming away from its home court.
» The Gators are 59-8 since the beginning of the 2011-12 season when holding opponent under 71 points in a game.
» Florida is 0-7 dating back to last season in games decided by single digits.
» UF’s defense has started off allowing just 59.3 points per game through five contests, making it the stingiest in the SEC. Five-straight opponents have failed to reach 61 points against the Gators.
» Donovan is looking for his 16th consecutive 20-win season. Florida has him ranked sixth all-time in that category behind only Dean Smith, Lute Olson, Mike Krzyzewski, Tubby Smith and Jim Boeheim.
» Senior forward Casey Prather is just the third player under Donovan to score 27 or more points three times in a single season (Teddy Dupay, Nick Calahtes) and has already done so just six games into the 2013-14 campaign.
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