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Florida Gators men's basketball preview: vs. Longwood

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Florida vs. Longwood

When/where: 4; Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Records: Longwood 7-8, Florida 12-2

Tickets: Available. Call the Gator ticket office at (352) 375-4683, ext. 6800.

Notable: This is the final nonconference game for the Gators, who open SEC play Saturday at home against Ole Miss. … It's the first meeting between the Gators and Longwood, which returns two starters from last season. … The Lancers are led by junior guard/forward Dana Smith, the team's leading scorer (15.7) and rebounder (6.1). … Forcing 19.7 turnovers per game, the Lancers enter the game coming off a win over George Washington. … Florida has won 15 nonconference home games in a row and is 40-1 at home during nonconference play during the past four seasons.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

Florida Gators men's basketball preview: vs. Longwood 01/05/09 [Last modified: Monday, January 5, 2009 11:00pm]
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