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OGT: Gators @ Tenn, Sat, 02/09, 4 PM, ESPN

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by HallGator, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    As much as I love our Gators the reality of this game is it's going to take a supreme effort from our players to pull out a win here. On the road, facing the #1 team in the nation who beat us 78-67 in our house a month ago, not to mention one of the toughest places to play in the SEC and it could easily turn very ugly early on.

    Let's hope our outside shots fall for us tomorrow at a reasonable rate. We'll need all of that and more to keep this game close.

    Go Gators!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Chris Harry's take:


    FLORIDA at No. 1 TENNESSEE

    When: Saturday, 4 p.m. (EST)
    Where: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn.
    Records: Florida (12-10, 4-5); Tennessee (21-1, 9-0)
    TV: ESPN (Tom Hart and Jon Sundvold)
    Radio: Gator IMG Sports Network (Mick Hubert and Lee Humphrey)



    STAKES (The Setup)
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    Thompson-Boling Arena opened in 1987 with a seating capacity of more than 25,000, a construction design intended to make it larger than Kentucky's Rupp Arena; the largest basketball-only facility in the nation, actually. After the Volunteers program stagnated, along with attendance in the 1990s, the school reduced seating during a gorgeous renovation in 2007. IT now holds 21,678 and very well may be the finest facility in the SEC. UT is averaging 18,406 per game, which currently ranks fourth nationally.
    Two programs dealing with entirely different seasons. Florida is mired in an offensively challenged campaign with its postseason chances flickering with each loss. Tennessee, meanwhile, is enjoying what is shaping up to be the greatest season in school history, currently riding a team-record 17-game winning streak and ranked No. 1 in the nation the past three weeks and the lone unbeaten club in the Southeastern Conference. ... The game signals the first of Florida's five rematches during league play. ... The Volunteers lead the all-time series 75-57, a mark that includes their 78-67 win in Gainesville on Jan. 9. In that one, the Gators led 63-60 with six minutes left, but fell prey to a blistering 18-4 run by the Vols to end the game. UF guard Noah Locke, his team down by two, missed a go-ahead 3-point attempt in transition with 1:11 left and UT scored the last nine points of the game. Forward Grant Williams led UT with 20 points and nine rebounds and guard Jordan Bone had 17 points, including 12 straight during one push by the Vols in the second half. ... UF coach Mike White is 1-2 against UT during his four seasons with the Gators.

    STARTERS (Probable Lineups)
    Florida
    Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Per Game
    Keyontae Johnson F 6-5 225 Freshman 6.8 pts / 5.6 reb
    Kevarrius Hayes F 6-9 227 Senior 7.0 pts / 6.1 reb
    Noah Locke G 6-3 205 Freshman 11.4 pts / 2.4 reb
    KeVaughn Allen G 6-2 193 Senior 12.9 pts / 2.5 reb
    Andrew Nembhard PG 6-5 191 Freshman 7.5 pts / 2.7 reb / 5.6 ast
    Tennessee Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Per Game
    Grant Williams F 6-7 236 Junior 20.1 pts / 7.4 reb
    Kyle Alexander F 6-11 215 Senior 8.6 pts / 7.3 reb
    Admiral Schofield G 6-6 241 Senior 16.6 pts / 6.3 reb
    Lamonte Turner G 6-2 195 R-Junior 12.1 pts / 2.1 reb
    Jordan Bone PG 6-3 180 Junior 13.5 pts / 3.0 reb / 6.6 ast


    More here:

    Pregame Stuff: Florida at Tennessee (Saturday, 4 pm) - Florida Gators
     
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  2. GatorLurker

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    Maybe somebody on the UF team can be the counterpart to Dane Bradshaw and tear their hearts out.
     
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  3. Bazza

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    Bring it........

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  4. gogators73

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    Just keep it under 20.
     
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  5. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Gators have shot at statement win
    Gvl Sun By Graham Hall
    Florida men’s basketball coach Mike White doesn’t anticipate a reprieve in the schedule — especially with the Gators once again set to battle the nation’s best.

    UF, in search of a statement victory, tips off today at 4 p.m. in Knoxville against No.1-ranked Tennessee. On the outside looking in at 12-10, the Gators were dominated in Tuesday’s 76-62 defeat in Auburn, leading White to point out the SEC’s rise this season seemingly everywhere outside of Gainesville.

    “It’s a different league than it was a year ago. Every night is very, very challenging,” White said. “You’ve got more than just a couple high-level teams. You’ve got several. And now, with the emergence of the Vols, they’re just a different program.”
    Gators have shot at statement win - GatorSports.com
     
  6. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Chris Harry:
    No. 1 Vols Latest in Long Line of Tall Challenges - Florida Gators

    Struggling Gators to face biggest challenge


    With its tournament hopes shaky, UF tries to right itself vs. No. 1 Vols
    By Edgar Thompson Orlando Sentinel

    GAINESVILLE — The Florida Gators have not beaten the nation’s No. 1 team in basketball since the 2007 national title game against Ohio State.

    To simply make next month’s NCAA tournament, coach Mike White’s struggling squad will need a major reversal of fortune.
    A win at top-ranked Tennessee on Saturday certainly would qualify as such. UF (12-10, 4-5 SEC) now has lost three of four games and has yet to defeat a ranked opponent this season.
    Meanwhile, the Vols (21-1, 9-0) have not lost since Nov. 23 at Kansas and look to be Final Four material.
    Struggling Gators to face biggest challenge
     
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  7. intimigator1

    intimigator1 GC Hall of Fame

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    I have an eery feeling that my prediction may be wrong. Something just makes me think there may be one huge upset about to happen. I can't explain..I think we may win this.
     
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  9. gogators73

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    I think my anger about this season is over. Just want to see our guys coming back next year to get better and better.
     
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  10. chompz

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    Go Gators!
     
  11. Bazza

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    Feed Locke!
     
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  12. chompz

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    Lets shock the world!
     
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  13. wingtee

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    Exactly my thoughts.. just have a good time today and act like we are at @HallGator ’s house having some fried chicken and ice tea talking ball. Nothing neg out of me today because it doesn’t matter .
     
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  14. ApexNC

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    Nice to finally have the previous game end on time!
     
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    Winning this game might just make the season for me
     
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    Quick foul on Johnson
     
  17. ApexNC

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    Hayes must have the record for most missed dunks in a career
     
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  18. tilly

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    Hayes. :confused:
     
  19. Bazza

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    And the Gators take the lead.....
     
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  20. cincinnatigator

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    Long jumpshot by Nembhard doesn't even draw iron.