No. 13 Florida vs. Savannah State
When/where: 3; O'Connell Center, Gainesville
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 1250-AM
Records: Florida 9-2, Savannah State 2-10
Notable: The Gators return to the O'Dome for the first time since their Dec. 10 win over Kansas and are coming off a holiday layoff. They haven't played at all since Dec. 21. … Though Florida is 24-0 over current MEAC teams and Savannah State has won twice, coach Billy Donovan said there's always concern after a layoff. "Hopefully we can play well," he said. … As for Savannah State, led by Horace Broadnax, Donovan said the Gators can't get caught up in its record. "They're playing 11 guys double-figure minutes," he said. "They rotate their lineups. … They're going to shoot 3's. They can put it on the floor. You're going to see a lot of changing defenses." … C Patric Young needs 12 points to become the 50th Gator to score 1,000 points; 20 have done it during Donovan's tenure.
Antonya English, Times staff writer