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Florida vs. Georgia Southern
When/where: 7 tonight; O'Connell Center, Gainesville
TV/radio: FSN; 650-AM
Records: Georgia Southern 3-5, Florida 8-2
Notable: The Gators are trying to improve to 6-0 at home this season and win their 12th consecutive nonconference home game. … Florida has won three straight in this series and leads 4-2. … Florida hasn't lost to a Southern Conference opponent since 86-65 to Furman in 1974. … This will be a homecoming for Georgia Southern sophomore G Willie Powers, a Gainesville native who is averaging a team-high 14.5 points. … In his efforts to become more of a team player, UF sophomore G Nick Calathes has 20 assists to just four turnovers in the past two games. … Since a loss at Florida State in which the Gators scored 55, they have averaged 91.5 in two games.
Antonya English, Times staff writer