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NO. 8 UF VS. E. ILLINOIS

WHEN/WHERE: 7:30; Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville.

RADIO: WZHR-AM 1400.

RECORDS: UF 1-0, EI 1-0.

TICKETS: Available.

COACHES: UF _ Billy Donovan (125-65, seventh season; 160-85 overall). EI _ Rick Samuels (329-308, 23rd season).

KEY PLAYERS: UF _ Justin Hamilton, G, 6-3, Sr. (21 ppg, 3 rpg); Matt Walsh, F, 6-6, Fr. (26 ppg, 5 apg); Anthony Roberson, G, 6-1, Fr. (13 ppg, 3 rpg). EI _ Henry Domercant, G, 6-4, Sr. (36 ppg, 5 rpg); J.R. Reynolds, G, 6-3, Sr. (16 ppg, 1 rpg); Craig Lewis, G, 6-2, Sr. (8 ppg, 5 apg).

OF NOTE: For the tournament, the 3-point arc has been moved back 9 inches from the standard NCAA distance of 19 feet, 9 inches, and the lane is 2 feet wider. This is the 100th game of senior forward Matt Bonner's career and his 50th start. A win will send the Gators to New York for the NIT semifinals.

_ Compiled by Antonya English.

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