Gameday: Florida Gators at Ole Miss Rebels

By Adam Silverstein
February 20, 2010

Location: C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum – Oxford, MS [Capacity: 8,700]
Time: 12:00 p.m. (EST)

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Florida Gators Ole Miss Rebels
Head Coach: Billy Donovan Head Coach: Andy Kennedy
Record: 18-8, 7-4 SEC Record: 17-8, 5-6 SEC
Division: SEC East Division: SEC West
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Odds: Florida +4.5, O/U 144.5

» The dynamic backcourt of…sophomore point guard Erving Walker and freshman guard Kenny Boynton who are averaging 30.8 points and 7.6 assists per game in conference play this season.
» Speaking of Walker and Boynton…they have hit 52 of the Gators’ 66 treys in SEC play.
» Junior forward Alex Tyus…who is dominating the front court, has reached double figures in 15 of 17 games and scored 15+ in eight of those.
» Junior F Chandler Parsons…who has two double-doubles over his last four games, has also been helping dish the ball and run the point. He is averaging 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds over those same four games.
» Double-digit scoring by Vernon Macklin…the Gators are 11-2 when the redshirt junior transfer center finishes in double figures.
» Guard Chris Warren…who leads the Rebels with a team-high 16.5 points per game.

» Florida leads the all-time series against Ole Miss 57-42, winning seven out of the last eight in the series. They are 10-6 against this opponent under Billy Donovan
» However, the last time the Gators visited the Rebels they lost 89-87 after being down 16 in the second half. UF is only 3-3 at Tad Smith Coliseum.
» Florida is 5-0 against the SEC West in 2010, 49-16 (20-12 on the road) since 2000.
» A win Saturday would give the Gators its first 6-0 sweep of the SEC West since 2003 and its most road wins since 2006-07.
» Florida is 5-3 in games decided by five points or less compared to 4-6 in such games last season. UF is 4-1 in the last five contests that were that close.
» The Gators have outrebounded seven of its last nine conference opponents and is 12-2 overall when out-rebounding an opponent in 2010.
» After shooting just 47.8 percent from the charity stripe (22-of-46) over its previous two games, Florida went 32-for-40 (80 percent) from the line Thursday.
» Six of the Gators’ eight losses on the season have come from teams with RPIs currently inside the top 28 (five from teams ranked 19 or higher).
» Ole Miss took down then-No. 7 Kansas State in November and is averaging more than 80.0 points per game at home.

One Comment

  1. Basshole says:

    Huge win for the Gators. That win should keep their NCAA hopes alive.

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