. FAST facts
Tonight: No. 7 Florida vs. Wright State
When/where: 7; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM
Records: Florida 2-1, Wright State 2-1
Notable: The Gators return to the arena where they won second- and third-round NCAA Tournament games last season on the way to the Sweet 16. … This is the Gators' first game against a member of the Horizon League. "They're a team that has got a lot of depth, a lot of size across the front line," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "They've got a very good point guard that's a lot like Erving (Walker) (5-9 Reggie Arceneaux) that leads them in scoring, undersized, quick, heady, got good speed. (Julius) Mays is a transfer from N.C. State that we saw a couple of years ago when we went there and played when he was a freshman. He's a good scorer and player. … You look at them, it's like 10-11 guys who are playing double-figure minutes and based on how they are playing is probably based on how their minutes are going. But they have a lot of different lineups and a lot of things they can do based on the way the game is going." … The Gators said they don't mind playing away from home this time of year. "I like the St. Pete Times Forum, I like that arena," junior forward Erik Murphy said. "I was there when I was little for the ACC tournament. I've always liked it. It's nice to go back there."
Antonya English, Times staff writer