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Men's college basketball preview: Florida Gators at Mississippi Rebels

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Florida at Mississippi

When/where: Noon; Tad Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Miss.

TV/radio: Ch. 10; 1250-AM

Records: Florida 18-8, 7-4 SEC; Mississippi 17-8, 5-6

Notable: The Gators get another opportunity to earn a fifth road win this season, but Florida must do it in a place where it hasn't won since 2006 and against a team that is 10-3 at home and averaging 80 points there. … The Rebels, coming off a loss to No. 17 Vanderbilt, are led by G Chris Warren, who averages a team-high 16.5 points and 3.4 assists. Florida's perimeter defense will be tested against a Rebels squad that averages 8.1 3-pointers. … The Gators have a chance to sweep the SEC West. The combined conference record of the West teams Florida has already defeated is 20-36. "Every game is important now," UF sophomore G Ervin Walker said. "It don't matter West, East, it's always a big game."

Antonya English, Times staff writer

Men's college basketball preview: Florida Gators at Mississippi Rebels 02/19/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 19, 2010 10:15pm]
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