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


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]
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