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Men's college basketball preview: Florida Gators vs. No. 10 Kentucky Wildcats

Florida vs. No. 10 Kentucky

When/where: 9 tonight; O'Connell Center, Gainesville

TV/radio: ESPN; 620-AM

Records: Florida 17-5, 6-2 SEC; Kentucky 16-5, 4-3

Notable: Although the Gators have won eight of the past 12 in the series, the Wildcats have dominated overall (88-32), including a sweep last season. … Kentucky coach John Calipari believes his team is in for a tough challenge. "Hard game," he said. "(The Gators) play well at home. Their two-guard will control the tempo of the game. Their big kids are good. They run a lot of pick-and-rolls and do a lot of good stuff." … Kentucky is coming off being upset by Ole Miss, but UF coach Billy Donovan said it's a mistake to assume the Wildcats will be down tonight. "I would expect that coming in playing against us that they would play their best game of the year and give us their best shot," he said. "And hopefully it'll be a game where we play our best game of the year and give our best shot to them."

Antonya English, Times staff writer

Men's college basketball preview: Florida Gators vs. No. 10 Kentucky Wildcats 02/04/11 [Last modified: Friday, February 4, 2011 10:03pm]
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