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College basketball preview: No. 11 Florida Gators vs. Florida State Seminoles, 7 p.m. Thursday


No. 11 Florida vs. Florida State

When/where: 7; O'Connell Center, Gainesville

TV/radio: ESPNU; 620-AM

Records: FSU 8-3, Florida 9-2

Notable: The Gators are going for their 12th consecutive win at home. … For the second straight game, Florida likely will be without key reserve G Mike Rosario (lower back) and reserve F Cody Larson (strep throat). The Gators' scoring offense is ranked No. 5 nationally, and Rosario is a big part: He has scored in double figures in six games and shoots 41 percent from 3-point range. … FSU will be without F Terrance Shannon, who is expected to have shoulder surgery and likely will miss the rest of the season, coach Leonard Hamilton announced this week. … Senior F Bernard James leads the Seminoles with 10.5 ppg, and 10 players average 10 or more minutes. … UF sophomore F/C Patric Young grew up a Gator fan in Jacksonville and is fired up about tonight's game. "I just know that every time I play those guys, I want to win," Young said. "It's a rivalry I've grown up with since I was a young lad. … And now that I'm playing basketball, I still have the rivalry (feel)."

Antonya English, Times staff writer

College basketball preview: No. 11 Florida Gators vs. Florida State Seminoles, 7 p.m. Thursday 12/21/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 8:39pm]
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