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Florida Gators men's basketball preview: vs. Mississippi

Florida vs. Ole Miss

When/where: 6; Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Records: Ole Miss 9-5; Florida 13-2

Notable: The SEC opener for the Gators and Rebels marks their 99th meeting, with UF holding a 56-42 all-time edge. Florida has won seven straight conference openers. … Since a 57-55 loss at Florida State on Dec. 7, the Gators have won seven straight, including 95-69 over Longwood on Tuesday. During the winning streak, they have 83.7 ppg, hitting 52.6 percent from the floor. … Sophomore guard Nick Calathes leads the Gators with 17 points per game and 6.7 assists per game. He has averaged 24.7 points, six rebounds and six assists in the past three games. … UF sophomore center Alex Tyus averages 12.9 points and leads the team with 6.3 rebounds per game. … Rebel junior David Huertas is a former Gator and plays in Gainesville for the first time since transferring after the 2005-06 season. Huertas, a 6-5 guard, leads Ole Miss and ranks third in the SEC with 20.1 ppg. … Freshman point guard Will Bogan has averaged 30 minutes in his past three games after stepping in for Chris Warren, who suffered a season-ending knee injury.

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