Against UNF, UF played 10 players including walk-ons Billy Donovan & Jacon Krutz. I think that this time the bench could shorten to only 8-9 total players. Hopefully, Young & Yeguete will play longer than 20 minutes apiece against the Badgers than in their previous game. While Devon Walker had a solid debut as a starter, Florida will need more scoring production from Eli Carter (3 pg) & Young (2ppg, 2 rpg, 2 bpg). The leading scorers for Florida are Prather (28 ppg, 8 rbg), Frazier (19 ppg, 9 rbg), and Kasey Hill (15 ppg, 4 apg). Both Prather and Frazier had career highs in scoring and will need to continue to have high scoring production against the Badgers. This time Florida needs to do a better job of feeding Young, Yeguete, and possibly Prather in the post. Florida Stats Both Wisconsin & Florida shot 30+ free throws against their opponents. With the new rule to improve offensive play, look for that trend to continue. Good free throw shooting will be the key. From the 3-pt line, Wisconsin (11/23) shot the ball extremely well in their last game against St Johns while Florida (2/10) struggled against UNF. Perimeter defense will be another key as well as protecting the rim and rebounding. In their last two games, this group of UF players have not been too great defensively (UF gave up 69 pts against UNF while Wisky scored 86 in their victory). If that trend continues than the only chance for a Florida win is to have another strong offensive game and to play better on defense when closing out a half. The Wisconsin Badgers will have the following line-up (relying upon mainly a seven man rotation): PG: 6’1 196 Ben Brust (Sr: 15 ppg, 4 rpg, 2 apg)/ 5’11 George Marshall (4 ppg, 1 apg) SG: 6’3 190 John Gasser (Jr: 19 ppg, 8 rpg)/ 6’2 208 Traevon Jackson (Jr: 13 pg, 3 rpg, 4 apg) SF: 6’7 220 Sam Dekker (So: 16 ppg, 7 rpg, ) PF: 6’9 220 Duje Dukan (Jr: 15 ppg, 5 rpg) C: 7’0 234 Frank Kaminsky (Jr: 2 ppg, 3 rpg, 3 apg) Wisconsin Stats At times , the Badgers will probably play a 3-guard line-up (Brust, Jackson, Gasser) with Dekker moving inside at PF! The Badgers can also feature a 2-PG attack similar to what Florida should latter do with Wilbekin/Hill. Wisconsin has been lighting it up from the 3-pt line (48%); getting production from (Gasser, Dekker, Brust, Dukan and Jackson). From Florida, who will be the main gunners from 3-pt line? The Gators don't seem to have as many options (i.e, Frazier, Carter, Hill, ?) than in previous years. UF – 78, Wisconsin – 74 In Summary, My Keys to a Florida Win: - More scoring production from Eli Carter (3 pg) & Young (2ppg, 2 rpg, 2 bpg). - Both Prather and Frazier continue to have high scoring production against the Badgers. - Hill & the rest of the team do a better job of feeding Young, Yeguete, and possibly Prather in the post. - Good free throw shooting will be the key to getting a high scoring output - Perimeter defense will be another key as well as protecting the rim and rebounding. - play better on defense & overall when closing out a half. - how many 3-pt shots should Florida take in this game? 12-15?