Make us your home page
Instagram

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 men's basketball preview capsule: No. 12 Florida Gators vs. No. 25 Vanderbilt Commodores, 1 p.m. Saturday

TODAY

No. 12 Florida vs. No. 25 Vanderbilt

When/where: 1 p.m.; O'Connell Center, Gainesville

TV/radio: Ch. 10; 620-AM

Records: Florida 18-4, 6-1 SEC; Vanderbilt 16-6, 5-2

Notable: The Gators play their fifth ranked opponent this season in a crucial SEC matchup. Florida is on a six-game winning streak and needs a win to remain in sole possession of second place in the SEC. … UF leads the nation in 3-point field goals made (230) and has made 10 or more in 15 games this season. … Vanderbilt's top scorer, G John Jenkins, leads the nation with 3.9 3-pointers per game, and the Commodores rank second in the SEC in 3-pointers made per game (9.0). … There's an interesting matchup inside between Vandy's 6-foot-11 senior C Festus Ezeli and Gators sophomore C Patric Young. The Commodores are 2-5 in league play when they are outrebounded, so the Gators' play inside will be important to the outcome. Florida has outrebounded opponents in 14 games and has a plus-3.0 rebounding margin.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

College men's basketball preview capsule: No. 12 Florida Gators vs. No. 25 Vanderbilt Commodores, 1 p.m. Saturday

02/03/12 [Last modified: Friday, February 3, 2012 10:00pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. NFL Week 7: What we learned

    Bucs

    Are the Purple People Eaters back in Minnesota? The Vikings sacked Joe Flacco five times and held the Ravens to 208 total yards in a 24-16 home victory, their third straight win. QB Case Keenum looked ordinary with a 67.7 passer rating after completing 20-of-31 for 188 yards and an interception. Kai Forbath …

    Trainers, top, check Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas after Thomas was hurt in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) OHTD122
  2. Bills' comeback against Bucs a win for the process

    Bucs

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — It hasn't taken Sean McDermott long to understand how to play to his base. Asked if the Bills had "gotten away with one" Sunday, the first-year coach gushed about his team reflecting the character of the town.

    Under first-year coach Sean McDermott, the Bills are 3-0 at home for the first time in six years. “I love playing here,” he says.
  3. No. 18 UCF closes in on USF, which drops to No. 17

    College

    USF remained ahead of UCF in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Sunday — just barely.

  4. Tampa's Lance McCullers shows killer instinct in pitching Astros to World Series

    Ml

    HOUSTON — It felt like the beginning on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park, the arrival of a new force on the World Series stage. The Astros are back, for the first time in a dozen years, and they want to stay a while.

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers (43) throwing in the fifth inning of the game between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, July 12, 2015.
  5. Jones: Where are the difference-makers on the Bucs defense?

    Bucs

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — They can't tackle. They can't cover. They can't pressure the quarterback, let alone sack him.

    Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) scrambles past Bucs defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (98) during the first half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]