SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: LSU at Florida

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The LSU Tigers battle the Florida Gators on Saturday in Gainesville in a important SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game, including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

John H. Sanford, 14Powers SEC Basketball

Venue

Florida

Arena Name: Stephen C. O’Connell Center

Capacity: 10,133

Year Opened: 1980

Stephen C. O'connell Center

Game Date/Time

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 6:00 PM ET

Team Statistical Comparison

Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
LSU
67.5
70.4
-2.9
43.3
41.5
71.9
33.7
13.4
7.5
18.6
22.4
44.7
34.3
16.7
0.6
10.7
23.67
34.37
0.98
11.83
0.483
Florida
71.8
68.7
3.1
50
44
72.3
32.1
14.7
6.6
20.3
20.6
41.3
32.1
16.2
-3.4
8.17
26.63
34.8
1.13
12.03
0.498

Players and Stats

LSU

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Stats
K.J. Williams 12 SR F 6-10 245 17.3 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Adam Miller 44 SO G 6-3 180 11.9 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 1.7 Ast
Derek Fountain 20 JR F 6-9 210 7.9 Pts, 5.3 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Cam Hayes 1 JR G 6-3 175 8.0 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 2.4 Ast
Trae Hannibal 0 SR G 6-2 217 6.2 Pts, 4.0 Reb, 2.3 Ast
Justice Hill 3 SR G 6-0 170 6.1 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 3.0 Ast
Jalen Reed 13 FR F 6-10 230 3.8 Pts, 3.2 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Tyrell Ward 15 FR F 6-6 185 3.7 Pts, 1.3 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Justice Williams 11 SO G 6-3 170 3.4 Pts, 1.4 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Kendal Coleman 4 JR C 6-8 229 2.3 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Mwani Wilkinson 5 JR F 6-5 215 2.6 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Shawn Phillips 34 FR F 7-0 245 0.7 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Parker Edwards 30 SR G 6-2 185 3.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Adam Benhayoune 25 SO F 6-5 230 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Brandon Egemo 10 JR G 6-0 175 0.0 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Austin Montgomery 21 FR F 6-4
Corneilous Williams 2 FR F 6-9

Florida

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Stats
Colin Castleton 12 SR F 6-11 231 16.0 Pts, 7.7 Reb, 2.7 Ast
Will Richard 5 SO G 6-5 195 10.5 Pts, 4.4 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Riley Kugel 24 FR G 6-5 207 9.3 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Kyle Lofton 11 SR G 6-3 190 8.8 Pts, 2.9 Reb, 3.4 Ast
Kowacie Reeves 14 SO G 6-6 182 8.7 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Alex Fudge 3 SO F 6-8 185 5.9 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Trey Bonham 2 JR G 6-0 170 6.0 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Myreon Jones 0 SR G 6-3 180 5.3 Pts, 3.3 Reb, 2.2 Ast
Jason Jitoboh 33 SR C 6-11 285 2.8 Pts, 1.4 Reb, 0.6 Ast
CJ Felder 1 SR F 6-7 230 2.3 Pts, 2.9 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Niels Lane 4 JR G 6-5 206 2.2 Pts, 1.2 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Aleksander Szymczyk 13 FR F 6-10 240 2.1 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Denzel Aberdeen 10 FR G 6-5 189 1.3 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Alex Klatsky 21 JR G 6-4 185 0.6 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Jack May 20 SO G 6-4 175 0.4 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.0 Ast

College Basketball Ratings

Rating LSU Florida
ESPN BPI 134 50
Sagarin 121 61
Massey Composite 134 70

LSU vs. Florida Basketball Series History

LSU leads 66-50

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Trae Hannibal G 6′-2″ 215 SR Elliott, SC
1 Cam Hayes G 6′-2″ 185 JR Greensboro, NC
2 Corneilous Williams F 6′-9″ 210 FR Meridian, MS
3 Justice Hill G 6′-0″ 175 SR Little Rock, AR
4 Kendal Coleman C 6′-8″ 230 JR Shreveport, LA
5 Mwani Wilkinson F 6′-5″ 205 JR Las Vegas, NV
10 Brandon Egemo G 6′-1″ 175 JR Los Angeles, CA
11 Justice Williams G 6′-4″ 175 SO Philadelphia, PA
12 KJ Williams F 6′-10″ 250 SR Cleveland, MS
13 Jalen Reed F 6′-10″ 230 FR Jackson, MS
15 Tyrell Ward F 6′-6″ 185 FR Washington, DC
20 Derek Fountain F 6′-10″ 225 JR Holly Springs, MS
21 Austin Montgomery F 6′-4″ 180 FR New Orleans, LA
25 Adam Benhayoune F 6′-5″ 225 SO Helotes, TX
30 Parker Edwards G 6′-2″ 220 SR Covington, LA
34 Shawn Phillips F 7′-0″ 245 FR Dayton, OH
44 Adam Miller G 6′-3″ 190 SO Peoria, IL

Florida Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Myreon Jones G 6′-3″ 177 SR Birmingham, AL
1 CJ Felder F 6′-7″ 240 SR Sumter, SC
2 Trey Bonham G 6′-0″ 170 JR Mobile, AL
3 Alex Fudge F 6′-9″ 194 SO Jacksonville, FL
4 Niels Lane G 6′-5″ 215 JR Freehold, NJ
5 Will Richard G 6′-4″ 206 SO Fairburn, GA
10 Denzel Aberdeen G 6′-5″ 189 FR Orlando, FL
11 Kyle Lofton G 6′-3″ 186 SR Hillside, NJ
12 Colin Castleton F 6′-11″ 240 SR Deland, FL
13 Aleks Szymczyk F 6′-10″ 233 FR
14 Kowacie Reeves G 6′-6″ 190 SO Macon, GA
20 Jack May G 6′-4″ 195 SO Boca Raton, FL
21 Alex Klatsky G 6′-4″ 206 JR Colts Neck, NJ
24 Riley Kugel G 6′-5″ 207 FR Orlando, FL
33 Jason Jitoboh C 6′-11″ 300 SR

LSU Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/9/2022 Kansas City 63 LSU 74
11/12/2022 Arkansas St 52 LSU 61
11/17/2022 New Orleans 62 LSU 91
11/21/2022 Illinois St 61 LSU 77
11/22/2022 LSU 73 Akron 58
11/23/2022 LSU 59 Kansas St 61
11/27/2022 Wofford 75 LSU 78
12/2/2022 UT Arlington 59 LSU 63
12/10/2022 LSU 72 Wake Forest 70
12/13/2022 NC Central 57 LSU 67
12/17/2022 Winthrop 81 LSU 89
12/21/2022 ETSU 68 LSU 72
12/28/2022 Arkansas 57 LSU 60
1/3/2023 LSU 71 Kentucky 74
1/7/2023 LSU 56 Texas A&M 69
1/10/2023 Florida 67 LSU 56
1/14/2023 LSU 66 Alabama 106
1/18/2023 Auburn 67 LSU 49
1/21/2023 Tennessee 77 LSU 56
1/24/2023 LSU 40 Arkansas 60
1/28/2023 Texas Tech 76 LSU 68
2/1/2023 LSU 77 Missouri 87
2/4/2023 Alabama 79 LSU 69
2/8/2023 LSU 53 Mississippi State 65
2/11/2023 Texas A&M 74 LSU 62
2/14/2023 LSU 63 Georgia 65
2/18/2023 South Carolina 82 LSU 73
2/22/2023 Vanderbilt 77 LSU 84
2/25/2023 LSU 69 Ole Miss 82
3/1/2023 Missouri 81 LSU 76
3/4/2023 LSU Florida
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament,
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Florida Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Stony Brook 45 Florida 81
11/11/2022 Kennesaw St 78 Florida 88
11/14/2022 FAU 76 Florida 74
11/18/2022 Florida 76 Florida State 67
11/24/2022 Florida 83 Xavier 90
11/25/2022 Oregon St 68 Florida 81
11/30/2022 FAMU 62 Florida 102
12/4/2022 Stetson 51 Florida 89
12/7/2022 UConn 75 Florida 54
12/14/2022 Ohio 48 Florida 82
12/20/2022 Florida 53 Oklahoma 62
12/28/2022 Florida 58 Auburn 61
1/4/2023 Texas A&M 66 Florida 63
1/7/2023 Georgia 75 Florida 82
1/10/2023 Florida 67 LSU 56
1/14/2023 Missouri 64 Florida 73
1/18/2023 Florida 52 Texas A&M 54
1/21/2023 Florida 61 Mississippi State 59
1/25/2023 South Carolina 60 Florida 81
1/28/2023 Florida 50 Kansas St 64
2/1/2023 Tennessee 54 Florida 67
2/4/2023 Florida 67 Kentucky 72
2/8/2023 Florida 69 Alabama 97
2/11/2023 Vanderbilt 88 Florida 80
2/15/2023 Ole Miss 64 Florida 79
2/18/2023 Florida 65 Arkansas 84
2/22/2023 Kentucky 82 Florida 74
2/25/2023 Florida 72 Vanderbilt 88
2/28/2023 Florida 77 Georgia 67
3/4/2023 LSU Florida
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament,
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Injuries and Suspensions

LSU

[F] Mwani Wilkinson (Shoulder) – Out
[F] Corneilous Williams (Shoulder) – Out

Florida

[F] Colin Castleton (Hand) – Out

Source: statfox.com

LSU-Florida Prediction

Florida 81, LSU 67

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Saturday‘s game tips off at 6:00 PM ET. TV: SEC Network.

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