No. 24 Florida at Mississippi State
When/where: 1; Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Miss.
TV/radio: Ch. 10; 620-AM
Records: Florida 16-4, 5-1 SEC; Mississippi State 10-9, 2-3
Notable: Florida has won 11 of its past 13 games and enters today fresh off a 104-91 double-overtime win at Georgia. After going 8-9 away from the O'Connell Center last season, Florida is 7-1 away from Gainesville this season, including 5-0 in true road games. … Florida Gs Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker are combining for 31 points per game in SEC play, including 48 at Georgia. … Mississippi State lost 81-74 to Vanderbilt on Thursday, but UF coach Billy Donovan says the Bulldogs' record is deceptive. "If you speak to most coaches in the league, I think they would say their (MSU) starting five is as talented and gifted as any starting five in this league," he said. … Senior G Ravern Johnson is fourth in the SEC and leads MSU with 18.2 ppg, and senior F Kodi Augustus leads the team with 8.1 rebounds per game. … The Bulldogs and Gators are tied for third in the league in defensive rebounds per game (26.3).
Antonya English, Times staff writer