I'm going to be a debbie downer on this one... even though the Gators have lost 3 straight, I don't have a whole lot of confidence in today's matchup. Another thing... Anthony Grant has yet to beat his mentor.
Here's a write up from their side on the game. Here are their season stats. Here's the write up from our first game.
Not a lot has changed here... the Gators are still deadly from outside, but have struggled the last 3 games with under 40% FG and 27.5% from 3.As their preview tells us, Will Yeguete is done for the year. He gave them 20 MPG and was a good inside presence.
Kenny Boynton leads the team at 16.8 PPG and is their best 3 pt shooter (.434). Bradley Beal and Erving Walker throw down 14.4 and 12.4 and like Boynton are good FT shooters (all over 73%). Patric Young and Erik Young round out their offensive attack both dropping 10 per game as well.Young shot an amazing 61.6% from the field... and like last game will give us fits inside and on the boards. Murphy is another one to watch from outside hitting at a .432 clip. Yikes!
- +10.9 scoring margin
- .462 FG
- .389 3pt FG
- +2.8 rebound margin
- 6.6 steals
Prediction: Like I said to start this... bad feeling about this one. A team that can shoot vs a team that can't. Defense is great and all, but the Gators will get enough good looks and stick them... while we continue to have a hard time throwing a golf ball through the hoop. If we somehow hold them to AUful shooting we have a chance. Let's hope against hope for that. Gators by 11.
Game time is 3:30PM EST on the SEC Network.