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Gators begin tough stretch of non-conference games with Marquette tonight



Through the first five games this season, the Florida Gators have faced opponents that have offered varying styles and challenges, along with the added burden of dealing with injuries and suspensions.

So far, they’ve come out unscathed with a 5-0 record and a No. 7 ranking in both national polls.

But when the Gators host Marquette tonight at 9 in a nationally televised game as part of the SEC/Big East Challenge, it will be the start of a three-game stretch that includes games at Florida State (Dec. 5) and at No. 9 Arizona (Dec. 15), which the Gators expect will reveal a lot about just how good they are right now.

“It’s time for us to find out what we’re really made out of going against some really talented teams, tough competition,’’ junior center Patric Young said. “It gives us an opportunity to see how we’re really doing this season.”

Tonight’s game is a rematch of last season’s NCAA West region semifinal, which Florida won 68-58.

Florida guard Kenny Boynton talks about tonight's game and the upcomng stretch for the Gators:

[Last modified: Thursday, November 29, 2012 11:40am]


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