Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

College basketball preview: Florida Gators at No. 14 Tennessee Volunteers

Florida at No. 14 Tennessee

When/where: 1; Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn.

TV/radio: Ch. 10; 1250-AM

Records: Florida 15-5, 4-2 SEC; Tennessee 15-4, 3-2

Notable: The Gators are on a four-game conference winning streak, while the Vols have lost their past two. But the Vols have won 10 of the past 13 meetings, including the past five. … Florida G Erving Walker has shot 70 percent from 3-point range over the past four games, and the Gators have allowed 62.8 ppg in that span. But their frontcourt will have its hands full with 6-foot-9 F Wayne Chism, whom UF coach Billy Donovan said is "so imposing because he is so big and he's a very, very smart player." Chism is averaging 12.6 points and 10.6 rebounds in SEC play and is second in the league in rebounds and steals (2.2).

Antonya English, Times staff writer

College basketball preview: Florida Gators at No. 14 Tennessee Volunteers 01/30/10 [Last modified: Saturday, January 30, 2010 7:01pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. A second chance at life, away from the game he loved

    The Heater

    Dylan Delso, a catcher for the Tampa Bay Rays' Gulf Coast League team, displays his scar at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. On June 25, 2016 Delso fell backward down a flight of stairs, suffering a nearly fatal head injury that put him in a coma for eight days. He's finally back on the baseball field after a miraculous recovery.
  2. Rays morning after: Steven Souza Jr.'s status is a major concern


    The Rays will know more about the status of RF Steven Souza Jr. later today after reviewing results of a scheduled MRI and exam of the left hip he strained in Wednesday's game on an awkward slide into second.

    Steven Souza Jr. strained his left hip in Wednesday's game on an awkward slide into second.
  3. Lightning's Ondrej Palat happy with new deal, new talent

    Lightning Strikes

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) works to play the puck against the Winnipeg Jets during first period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Tuesday evening (01/03/17).
  4. 2008 playoff thoughts in bloom for Rays; Souza injury not expected serious in loss to A's

    The Heater

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Before the 7-2 loss to the A's and Steven Souza Jr.'s hip injury, or at least scare, Wednesday started with good vibes in the Rays' clubhouse.

    Rays rightfielder Steven Souza Jr. hurts his hip after an awkward slide into second base during the first inning.
  5. Marc Topkin's takeaways on Wednesday's Rays-A's game

    The Heater

    Jake Faria wasn't going straight to Cooperstown at 500-0, so a day like Wednesday was going to happen, when he made too many mistakes. The challenge now is how he responds. Incidental casualty: His first loss in nine starts since getting engaged.