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Men's basketball: Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers preview

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No. 10 Florida vs. No. 17 Missouri

When/where: 2 p.m. today; O'Connell Center, Gainesville

TV/radio: ESPN; 1250-AM

Records: Florida 13-2, 3-0 SEC; Missouri 13-3, 2-1

Notable: Missouri makes its first appearance in Gainesville, and first in the state since 1977. This is the first meeting between the programs. Missouri coach Frank Haith is familiar with playing in Florida, having spent seven seasons as Miami's coach. The Gators are third nationally in scoring defense, holding opponents to 51.7 points, while the Tigers are averaging 79.4 over the past seven games.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

Men's basketball: Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers preview 01/18/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 18, 2013 10:24pm]
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