Location: Thompson-Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN [Capacity: 21,678]
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
TV: ESPN (Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes, Shannon Spake)
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|(3) FLORIDA GATORS||TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS|
|Head Coach: Billy Donovan||Head Coach: Cuonzo Martin|
|Record: 21-2 (10-0 SEC)||Record: 15-8 (6-4 SEC)|
|Conference: Southeastern||Conference: Southeastern|
|Roster | Schedule||Roster | Schedule|
Odds: Florida -2 | O/U: 128
HISTORY / STREAKS / STATS
» Tennessee leads Florida 72-53 in the all-time series with the Gators just 17-18 against the Vols under Donovan. UF is 16-44 at UT and 5-12 in series road games coached by Donovan having not won in Knoxville since Jan. 11, 2011. Tennessee has also won seven of the last eight games against Florida in its home arena.
» Martin is 3-1 against Donovan since taking over the Vols.
» An unranked UT team is hoping to knock off a ranked UF squad for the 12th time.
» Florida and Tennessee are squaring off for the second time this season after the Gators earned a dominant 67-51 victory over the Volunteers in Gainesville, FL two weeks ago on Jan. 25 to break a three-game losing streak to their SEC East rivals.
» UF is currently riding a school-record 29-game home winning streak (second-longest in the nation). Florida extended a program record Saturday by recording its 15th consecutive home win against league opponents.
» The Gators have opened league play with a 10-0 record for just the second time under Donovan. The school record for best SEC start is 11-0, set in 2007.
» Florida is on a 15-game winning streak and has won 20 of its last 21 games.
» The Gators are 73-9 since the beginning of the 2011-12 season when holding an opponent under 71 points in a game.
» UF has started 21-2 through 23 games for the second time in school history. The first time the Gators achieved that mark, they won the national title (2006-07). In 2005-06, UF opened the season 20-2.
» Florida is 9-2 this season in single-digit decisions after going 0-6 in such contests during the 2012-13 campaign. UF is also 1-0 in overtime games.
» The Gators defeated top-15 teams in consecutive games for the fourth time in program history and first time ever in non-conference regular season play.
» Florida is 2-2 against ranked opponents this season with both losses coming in true road games and the victories occurring in a home contest and neutral-site game.
» The Gators are 5-2 in true road games this season.
Read the rest of the Florida-Tennessee preview…after the break!