Event: 2013 Orange Bowl Basketball Classic
Location: BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL [Capacity: 20,737]
Time: 4:30 p.m. EST
|(16) FLORIDA GATORS||FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS|
|Head Coach: Billy Donovan||Head Coach: Rodney Terry|
|Record: 8-2||Record: 6-5|
|Conference: Southeastern||Conference: Mountain West|
|Roster | Schedule||Roster | Schedule|
Odds: Florida -17 | O/U [OFF]
HISTORY / STREAKS / STATS
» Florida and Fresno State have never squared off on the hardwood, but UF is 3-0 under Donovan against teams out of the Mountain West.
» The Gators are 12-2 all-time in the OBBC and will be participating in the event for the 13th time in the last 14 years.
» This will be the fourth contest in a six-game span that Florida will be playing away from its home court. UF is 1-2 in those three prior games.
» The Gators are 1-0 in games played at neutral sites this season.
» Florida is 2-0 this season against top 25-ranked opponents with both of its losses coming on the road against teams currently ranked in the top 10 nationally. UF defeated a ranked opponent away from its home court on Tuesday for the first time since Dec. 17, 2011 when it faced Texas A&M in the OBBC.
» The Gators are 61-9 since the beginning of the 2011-12 season when holding opponent under 71 points in a game.
» Florida’s defense allowed 75 points to Memphis on Tuesday, the most given up in a regular season game since March 4, 2012.
» The Gators are now 4-2 this season in single-digit decisions after going 0-6 in such contests during the 2012-13 campaign.
» Florida defeated top-15 teams in consecutive games for the fourth time in program history and first time ever in non-conference regular season play.
Read the rest of the Florida-Fresno State gameday preview…after the break!
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