Location: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion – Storrs, CT [Capacity: 10,167]
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
TV: ESPN2 (Bob Wischusen, Seth Greenberg, Andy Katz)
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|(15) FLORIDA GATORS||(12) UCONN HUSKIES|
|Head Coach: Billy Donovan||Head Coach: Kevin Ollie|
|Record: 6-1||Record: 7-0|
|Conference: Southeastern||Conference: American|
|Roster | Schedule||Roster | Schedule|
Odds: Florida +4 | O/U 130.5
PRE-GAME READING MATERIAL
HISTORY / STREAKS / STATS
» Florida is 1-0 all-time against UConn as the Gators defeated the Huskies 69-60 in overtime during the Sweet 16 round of the 1994 NCAA Tournament. UF would advance to its first-ever Final Four that postseason.
» The Gators are 4-3 against top-25 ranked opponents dating back to last season with all three losses coming away from their home court.
» Florida has lost five-straight and is 1-12 overall in its last 13 road games against ranked opponents. UConn, on the other hand, is 10-1 in its last 11 games against ranked opponents outside of its conference.
» The Gators are 60-8 since the beginning of the 2011-12 season when holding opponent under 71 points in a game.
» UF’s defense has started off allowing just 60.3 points per game through seven contests, making it the stingiest in the SEC; no opponent has scored more than 69.
» Florida also sports the SEC’s best assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3) and second-best turnover margin (+4.1 per game).
» UF has already used five different starting lineups through seven games. Only two players – seniors forward Casey Prather and center Patric Young – have started every contest thus far.
» 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.
Read the rest of the Florida-UConn gameday preview…after the break!
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