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Florida tries to achieve 5-0 in SEC play at Georgia tonight



The Florida men's basketball team is on the road for the third time in four games, playing Georgia tonight for the second half of the two-game series.

The game will be televised at 8 p.m. on the SEC Network.

Florida has been terrorizing teams defensively. The Gators have held opponents to fewer than 60 points 12 times this season. Florida and Georgia met in Florida’s SEC opener two weeks ago, with the Gators earning a 77-44 victory, but Georgia has won three of the last four in Athens.

"Billy's team is just playing terrific,’’Georgia coach Mark Fox said. “I think they are arguably one of the top two or three teams in the country right now. I think they have an outstanding defensive team that is really committed to defending and as always they have a very balanced and potent offensive group as well. You combine those two things and they have a very good team, a team that arguably will compete for the national championship. So I have a lot of respect for Florida's team and we'll have to play extremely well (tonight).” 

Listen to Gators F Erik Murphy talk about playing throuh pain with broken ribs and some of the elements that have made this team so successful.

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:25pm]


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