What are your Keys to Florida Win vs Wisconsin?

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  1. oneatatime
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    Patric Young needs to start strong and stay out of foul trouble in the first half.

    Playing just 8 minutes as he did against North Florida is fine when he has Harris to replace him, but tonight he is going to have to play smart. We need at least 30 minutes from Patric tonight
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    I'll go with the Player on this one. We have a size advantage. Should use it.
    If you watched the game last yr, if Fla jumps out to a lead, WI is slow & plays a methodical game based on running down the clock, trying to control the pace. I think it will simply come down to this:
    1) Defend the arch
    2) Our bigs must stay out of foul trouble with the new rules. We have no depth with bigs on the bench yet.
    3) Use our up tempo game to our advantage. If you get a decent lead on this team with a slo mo offense, tough to play catch up.
    4) Make our FT's. WI will.
    5) Make a few three's ourselves. WI will be all over Fraz, so others must hit a few to take the pressure off Mike
    6) Get their few bigs in foul trouble early, then pound it inside.

    Hopefully the Staff has them ready. Tough venue for a banged up Gator team & an improved WI team over last yr.
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    We are in big trouble because the new foul rule calls will kill us this game...with such a short bench if Hill, Prather, or Young have to sit for fouls we are done. On the road with no bench or consistent outside 3 to keep it close...it might get ugly.
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    The truth is . . . we are going to need some easy baskets. We don't have the depth to entirely dictate tempo, but I think we will try to create some offense off turnovers and long rebounds. Wisky is not a team that is easy to beat in a half court grinder. . . especially when playing a depleted lineup.
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    Wisconsin favored by 6, but I'll be happy to keep it under single digits. This game would be a nice resume booster at the end of the year, but the game means virtually nothing if we lose.
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    This should be a fun game, because the pressure will be off of us. If we lose, we have a legitimate excuse that the committee will take into consideration. If we win it will be a pretty big deal with all the people we are missing.
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    That's how I view it.

    If we lose, I like the message it sends to Scotty, DFS and Harris. A loss here is not a big deal at all, althoigh I'll be cheering like hell we can pull it out short handed.
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    I would say the keys are:

    1. Can Wisconsin defend within the new way of calling the game, if not will UF make a high enough percentage of free throws.

    2. Can Wisconsin stop Prather and Hill from penetrating to the rim with the new style of calling fouls.

    3. Can UF rebound sufficiently.

    4. Can UF shoot a high percentage of shots.

    5. Will UF wear down due to lack of depth.
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    This seems like an unlikely win, with a true frosh PG and at least 2 or perhaps 3 of the available players who will be in the Regular Rotation when the team is full, somewhat if not largely crippled either by bodily weakness, or lack of practice (Yeguete, Carter and perhaps still Frazier - it takes a while to get up to speed).

    Keeping within 10 of a very good Wisconsin team in Madison is my best hope for the game. They have played very poor perimeter defense in both games so far, and are a total of 7 for 35 (20%) from 3-point land in those games.

    We can hope for better, but that is what it is - Hope.
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    Not expecting a win, but it wouldn't be a shocker if we pulled it out. There's still some talent on our side available tonight.

    It's more important to show progress right now. Spacing on offense and rotations on defense is where I want to see improvement.
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    I'm with Doug Collins:

    "Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points, they almost always win.”
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    Madison is ALWAYS a difficult place to win. Bo Ryan is an excellent coach, and there are certain things that are pretty much a given with his Badgers teams: They will be disciplined, they will try to control the tempo of the game, and they will take care of the basketball.

    Where this year's team looks a little different than years past is they do not have a lot of size/depth/experience inside. Kaminsky is talented, but at least to this point has been more of a finesse player than a physical presence. His game bears little resemblance to Patric Young, for example. They really need him to blossom this year --- probably their key between having a solid year and a special year. After that, true frosh big Nigel Hayes will probably get quite a bit of run tonight.

    While UW is lacking size this year, they look to be above their norm in shooting and perimeter depth. With Gasser back (the PG who missed all of last season with ACL) they have a lot of options on the perimeter. He's def. not 100% though, so keeping up with the UF guards could be a problem. Brust is also a very solid player and excellent shooter from the outside (he's the one who buzzer-beat Michigan last year). Jackson is solid and will run the point much of the time. George Marshall is another guard who will get significant minutes.

    Sam Dekker also gives UW something they haven't always had: a next-level skillset who can match-up with anybody on pure talent. As a soph he's still learning how to run the team, but eventually everything will run through him, and he'll carry UW as far as they're gonna go.

    Dukkan was a total surprise in the St. Johns opener --- a junior who had barely even played up to this point. Word was he could shoot, but lacked the physicality and defense to crack the rotation. Many had written him off...his performance did not LOOK like a random anomoly, so will be interesting to see if he can keep it going. If he's really another valuable contributor this year, that's an unexpected bonus for them.
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    Getting ready to go cheer on the Gators at the Kohl center. Hopefully we will have a great game and a fun time. GO GATORS
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    Good deal! Hope you have a good time.
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    Drive it like we did against UNF. Start with Prather offensively and go from there. Hill and Young can't get in foul trouble again. Actually no one can really afford to get in foul trouble. Shoot it well and hope they don't.

    That's pretty much it. They have more horses than we do right now. So we need some breaks.
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    Other than Kurtz careering it.;)

    Patrick and Will need to play a at a higher level. That could be enough.
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    My keys: Patric and Will need to have big games. I agree with the pace. Keep the ball moving and take good shots.

    Defense will be big. Be lazy and we will be toast.
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    They goin' learn today!!!

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