Florida (10-4, 2-0 SEC) at Missouri (8-6, 0-2)
Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Mo; 8:30 Saturday; TV/radio: SEC Network; 860-AM
BOTTOM LINE: Florida takes its three-game winning on the road to Missouri. The Gators beat South Carolina by 81-68 on the road Tuesday. That same night, Missouri lost 69-59 at home against Tennessee.
TEAM LEADERSHIP: Missouri’s Dru Smith has averaged 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists, and Mark Smith has put up 11.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. For the Gators, Kerry Blackshear has averaged 14.6 points and 8.7 rebounds, and Keyontae Johnson has 13.4 points and 6.9 rebounds.
FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Andrew Nembhard has made or assisted on 46 percent of all UF’s field goals over the past three games. The sophomore guard has accounted for 18 field goals and 27 assists in those games.
DOUBLE TAKE: Florida looks to make it two wins in Columbia this week, coming off a road win in Columbia, S.C.
SLIPPING AT 63: The Tigers are 0-6 this season when they have allowed 63 points or more and 8-0 when they have held opponents to fewer than 63.
PASSING FOR POINTS: Missouri recently has used assists to create buckets more often than Florida. The Tigers have 40 assists on 73 field goals (54.8 percent) across their past three games; the Gators have assists on 43 of 98 field goals (43.9 percent) during that same span.
TOUGH TIGERS: Missouri has held opposing teams to 57.7 points per game this season, the sixth-lowest figure among all Division I teams.
GATOR BITES: They are looking for their 100th victory under Mike White, who is vying to reach the milestone in the second-fewest games of any Florida coach. White, who will coach his 157th game for UF on Saturday, is a handful of games behind the pace set by two-time national champion Billy Donovan, who reached the milestone in 154 games, and well ahead of Florida’s remaining 100-win coaches (Sam McAllister 170, Lon Kruger 172, Norm Sloan 180). ... Noah Locke has made multiple 3-pointers in 11 straight games, the longest streak since Lee Humphrey had 11 straight in 2006-07 and trailing only Brett Nelson’s 12 in 2000-01. ... Nembhard scored 21 points once in his first 48 games at Florida, then twice in the past two games, pouring in 25 vs. Alabama followed by a 21-point, 10-assist outing at South Carolina for his first double double.