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Men's basketball preview: Florida Gators vs. Vanderbilt Commodores

Florida vs. Vanderbilt

When/where: 3; Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville

TV/radio: Ch. 38; 620-AM

Record: UF 20-6, 7-4 SEC; Vanderbilt 16-9, 5-6

Notable: With its win over Alabama on Wednesday, Florida ended a two-game losing streak and, aided by South Carolina and Tennessee losses, moved back into a four-way tie for first in the SEC East. The Gators defeated Vanderbilt 94-69 on the road earlier this season, but the Commodores have been playing much better since. Vandy has won four of its last five games, including a victory over Kentucky on Tuesday. Vanderbilt has four double-digit scorers, led by A.J. Ogilvy (14.7 points, 7.0 rebounds). This game is similar to last weekend's at Georgia. The Bulldogs, like Vandy, were a team Florida handled easily the first time around, but Georgia stunned the Gators with a two-point win. So the focus this week is on this Vanderbilt team, not the one Florida played last month.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

Men's basketball preview: Florida Gators vs. Vanderbilt Commodores 02/20/09 [Last modified: Friday, February 20, 2009 8:05pm]
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