Location: Humphrey Coliseum – Starkville, MS [Capacity: 15,383]
Date/Time: Thursday at 7:00 p.m. EST
|(3) FLORIDA GATORS||MISSISSIPPI ST. BULLDOGS|
|Head Coach: Billy Donovan||Head Coach: Rick Ray|
|Record: 17-2 (6-0 SEC)||Record: 13-6 (3-3 SEC)|
|Conference: Southeastern||Conference: Southeastern|
|Roster | Schedule||Roster | Schedule|
Odds: Florida -13.5 | O/U: 131.5
HISTORY / STREAKS / STATS
» Florida leads Mississippi State 60-49 in the all-time series with a 13-8 record under Donovan. However, the Bulldogs hold a 34-21 edge in Starkville with Donovan going 5-4 in nine road contests against MSU.
» UF has won three-straight games against Mississippi State, outscoring MSU by an average of 30 points in two meetings during the 2012-13 season.
» Florida is on an 11-game winning streak and has won 16 of its last 17 games.
» The Gators are 69-9 since the beginning of the 2011-12 season when holding an opponent under 71 points in a game.
» Florida is 8-2 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 4-2 in true road games this season.
» This is the second-straight Thursday-Saturday turnaround for Florida. UF’s senior class is now 11-1 overall in its last six Thursday-Saturday situations and has swept five-straight instances when playing two games in that three-day period.