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OGT: Fla @ # 24 Butler, Sat, 12/7, Noon, FOX

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by HallGator, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    I think most would agree this is going to be a tough test for our young team. A win here would look good on the Gator's resume. It's going to be interesting which Gator player pulls most of the duty to guard Butler's talented guard Kamar Baldwin.

    Chris Harry's take:

    FLORIDA at No. 24 BUTLER

    When: Saturday, noon (EST)
    Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
    Records: Florida (6-2); Butler (8-0)
    TV: CBS (Joe Davis and Bill Raftery)
    Radio: Gator IMG Sports Network (Mick Hubert and Lee Humphrey)



    THE BASICS
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    When historic Hinkle Fieldhouse opened in 1928, it had a seating capacity of 15,000 and was the largest basketball arena in the country, a designation it held until 1950. Three times since 1989, Hinkle has undergone renovations to shrink capacity and Saturday will welcome a sell-out crowd of 9,100. It remains the sixth-oldest basketball venue still in use.
    Florida, after a far-from-impressive home win over low-major Marshall, fell back out of the Associated Press rankings just one week after jumping back in by virtue of the team's run to the championship of the Charleston (S.C.) Classic. The Gators trailed the Thundering Herd by eight at halftime, rallied to build a 13-point lead in the second half, but then allowed nine straight points over 75 seconds in the final two minutes to let Marshall cut what was an 11-point advantage to just two with 45 seconds left. UF, though, made the shots and stops in the last minute to close out, but in no way to the satisfaction of the coaching staff. Unbeaten Butler is in a much different place. The Bulldogs are ranked for the first time this season after winning the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Mo., last week by beating Missouri in the semifinals and previously unbeaten Stanford in the final. On Tuesday night, they defended that ranking by going to Ole Miss and defeating the Rebels handily, 67-58, behind a career game from standout guard Kamar Baldwin (see below). ... UF leads the all-time series against Butler 3-2, including two meetings last season. The Bulldogs and Gators were matched in the fifth-place game Nov. 23, 2018, at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas, with the Bulldogs winning an ugly 61-54 affair when UF, up five at the break, went ice cold in the second half by hitting just eight of 28 shots (28.6 percent) and scoring only 22 points. Four weeks later, Florida destroyed Butler, 77-43, by scoring the game's first 21 points, shooting 54 percent overall and 10-for-21 from the 3-point line. Fourth-year junior forward Keith Stone had 12 points and six rebounds, freshman guard Noah Locke chipped in 12 points and five rebounds, while freshman forward Keyontae Johnson came off the bench to stuff the box score with 10 points, eight boards, two blocks and two steals. ... UF is 3-1 against Big East teams during Coach Mike White's five seasons.

    STARTERS (Probable Lineups)
    Florida
    Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Per Game
    Keyontae Johnson F 6-5 225 Sophomore 13.0 pts / 6.4 reb
    Kerry Blackshear Jr. F 6-10 232 G-Transfer 12.9 pts / 8.9 reb
    Scottie Lewis G 6-5 187 Freshman 8.5 pts / 4.3 reb
    Noah Locke G 6-2 193 Sophomore 8.4 pts / 2.8 reb
    Andrew Nembhard G 6-5 191 Sophomore 10.0 pts / 3.4 reb / 5.2 ast
    Butler Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Per Game
    Bryce Golden F 6-9 245 Sophomore 8.9 pts / 4.3 reb
    Bryce Nze F 6-7 220 R-Junior 12.1 pts / 7.5 reb
    Sean McDermott F 6-6 195 R-Senior 10.4 pts / 4.8 reb
    Kamar Baldwin G 6-1 190 Senior 17.5 pts / 4.6 reb
    Aaron Thompson G 6-2 190 Junior 6.1 pts / 3.0 reb / 6.0 ast

    More Here:

    Pregame Stuff: Florida at Butler (Saturday, noon) - Florida Gators
     
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  2. happygatorguy

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    I have the game being on FOX. Not the Commercial Broadcasting System (CBS)
     
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  3. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    I'll have to check. I got CBS off of the link I supplied.
     
  4. swampgas44

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    FOX.
     
  5. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    CBS is showing Fox too so I would make the assumption Fox is the correct network.
     
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  6. candymanfromgc

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    Go Gators. I hope this down time has been used wisely.
     
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  7. gogators73

    gogators73 GC Hall of Fame

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    Lots of Gators out at breakfast so far.
     
  8. Gatorrick22

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    Go Gators!
     
  9. ApexNC

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    Would be a huge resume game. Go Gators!
     
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  11. gogators73

    gogators73 GC Hall of Fame

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    Tons of Gators here.
     
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  12. ThePlayer

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    Butler is an experienced, well-conditioned team that will test us to the max.

    Baldwin - Senior (6' 1")
    McDermott -Senior (6' 6")
    Thompson - Junior (6' 2")
    Christian - Junior (6' 6")
    Tucker - Junior (6' 7")
    David - Junior (6' 6")
    Nze - Junior (6' 7")
    Golden - Soph (6' 9")
     
  13. ApexNC

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    Not a huge lineup. Would love to see KBJ dominate in this game
     
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    Pleasant surprise getting Raftery. Dude's entertaining
     
  15. cincinnatigator

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    I’d love to see our student section behind the basket instead of on the sideline that isn’t visible to cameras.
     
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  16. HallGator

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    Nice trey by Locke as Gators open a 5-0 lead
     
  17. vaxcardinal

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    Hard to hear the announcers over
     
  18. GboroGator

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    The art of using the glass is gone.
     
  19. GboroGator

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    Lewis not a 5* FT shooter
     
  20. HallGator

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    Lewis misses two FTs