Florida Gators basketball Preview for Ole Miss game

What to know: #25 Florida Gators basketball vs. Ole Miss Rebels

Game Information

When: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. (ET)

Where: Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Fla.

Records: Florida (10-3), (1-0 SEC); Ole Miss (9-4), (0-1 SEC)

Coaches: Mike White- 31-18 (2nd season at Florida), 132-58 (6th season overall); Andy Kennedy- 221-130 (11th season at Ole Miss), 242-143 (12th season overall)

TV: ESPNU

Streaming: WatchESPN

Radio: Gator IMG Sports Network

Projected Starters

FloridaPos.Ht.Wt.ClassPer Game
Devin RobinsonF6-8200Junior12.8 pts / 5.9 reb
Justin LeonF6-8206Senior6.5 pts / 3.4 reb
Kevarrius HayesC6-9218Sophomore5.7 pts / 3.9 reb
Kasey hillG6-1175Senior9.4 pts / 4.8 asts
Kevaughn allenG6-2183Sophomore14.2 pts / 2.2 reb

 

ole missPos. Ht. Wt. ClassPer Game
marcanvis hymonF6-7220Junior3.8 pts / 4.2 reb
sabastian saizF6-9240Senior15.8 pts / 12.2 reb
deandre burnettG6-2192Junior19.2 pts / 3.0 asts
cullen nealG6-4191Junior11.3 pts / 3.5 asts
terrence davis6-4201Sophomore12.3 pts / 5.5 reb

 

Preview

Florida opened conference play strong last week with an 81-72 victory over Arkansas. The Gators look to keep the momentum going in the first SEC game to ever be played in the new Exactech Arena.

Ole Miss comes in looking for redemption after an ugly 99-76 showing at home against Kentucky to start SEC play. Before that loss, the Rebels were riding a three-game winning streak.

Four different players average double-digits for Ole Miss. The Rebels are led by Deandre Burnett, who averages 19.2 points per game. He also leads the team with 29 three-pointers on the year. Sebastian Saiz averages a double-double with 15.8 points and 12.2 boards per game. Terrence Davis (12.3) and Cullen Neal (11.3) are also double-digit scorers.

Marcanvis Hymon and Justas Furmanavicius are the defensive leaders, each with 22 blocked shots this season. Ole Miss leads the SEC in rebounding margin and free-throws made.

Mike White has yet to lose to his alma mater, as he led the Gators to 2-0 record against the Rebels last year. Florida holds a 64-45 all-time record in this matchup.

Last season, the Gators handed the Rebels their very first loss in the Pavilion at Ole Miss. The Rebels are surely itching to give Florida a taste of its own medicine in Exactech Arena on Tuesday.