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Donovan wants Gators to take advantage of tough non-conference competition



When Florida takes on No. 6 Kansas State in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic in Sunrise on Saturday afternoon, it will be the second Top 10 opponent the Gators have faced this season.

It's part of a concerted effort UF coach Billy Donovan began last season to play a tougher non-conference schedule.

The Gators lost 93-75 to Ohio State at home earlier this season, and Donovan said Saturday's game is important because it's not just about playing tough teams before SEC play - the Gators need to win some of those games.

The game will be televised live on FSN.

Hear Donovan talk more about the game and his team:


[Last modified: Friday, December 17, 2010 1:33pm]


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