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Today: Florida Gators at Vanderbilt Commodores

Florida at Vanderbilt

When/where: Noon; Memorial Gym, Nashville

TV/radio: ESPN2; 620-AM

Records: Florida 11-3; Vanderbilt 11-3

Notable: This is the SEC opener for both teams. … The Gators are coming off Sunday's 62-61 overtime win at N.C. State thanks to Chandler Parsons' 75-footer at the buzzer. … Coach Billy Donovan has spent the week trying to help his team shake a shooting slump. It entered this week last in the SEC in 3-point shooting (29.3 percent) and 10th in shooting overall (44.1). … Florida's Vernon Macklin (6 feet 10) matches up with 6-11 A.J. Ogilvy, who has a team-high 24 blocks. … The Commodores, 8-0 at home, are averaging 78.1 points and hitting 49.1 percent from the floor. … Florida is holding opponents to 59.3 points, including nine of its 14 opponents to 60 or fewer.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

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