Today's major state games
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