This is a game which many Gator fans have been looking forward to for quite some time and rightfully so. The Missouri Tigers will be taking on Florida in front of a sold out O-Dome crowd Saturday afternoon. They (the Tigers) will be without the services of their #1 scorer, Laurence Bowers, who is suffering from a knee injury and is slated to miss the game. This is going to make a tough task even harder for the visitors as they were already listed at13.5 point underdogs. If the Gators can pull this one out then they will have defeated two good teams within a 3 day period and it will further strengthen their RPI.
I think it is fair to say the Gators could do a repeat of what they have been doing the last few games and that is jump out to an early lead then build on it. Except for a late game lapse the team handled the, currently ranked 7th, Arizona Wildcats pretty roughly and did so on the road. In fact except for those last couple of minutes and the no-show at K-State this team has been pretty persistent this year and has shown the capabilities to totally dominate an opponent. As I looked back at the scores, other than the two losses, the closest another team has come this season is UCF at 13 points. With this said they guys are playing on a short 2 day turnaround and playing a quality foe who would like nothing better than to upset Florida on its own home court.
There will be a lot of people at the game but for those who won't be there, or will, join us in the game thread tomorrow as we follow the team in their quest for a 4th straight SEC victory.
Pregame notes are available here
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