SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Florida at Tennessee

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Florida visits Tennessee on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a prediction of the game’s final score.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Florida 0.455 0.345 0.726 287 997 328 165 112 337
Florida OPP 0.416 0.316 0.733 263 900 310 160 67 366
Tennessee 0.429 0.303 0.750 285 988 409 173 161 388
Tennessee OPP 0.395 0.319 0.702 295 937 275 217 85 364

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Statistical Leaders

Florida Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Keyontae Johnson Florida 28 14.3 151 70 27
Kerry Blackshear Jr. Florida 28 13.1 103 138 24
Andrew Nembhard Florida 28 11.8 124 52 30
Noah Locke Florida 28 10.1 98 17 70
Scottie Lewis Florida 27 8.2 72 57 20
Tre Mann Florida 26 5.3 50 19 20
Ques Glover Florida 28 4.7 52 17 10
Omar Payne Florida 28 3.9 48 13 0

Florida Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Kerry Blackshear Jr. Florida 68 143 211 7.5
Keyontae Johnson Florida 52 149 201 7.2
Scottie Lewis Florida 27 78 105 3.9
Omar Payne Florida 52 52 104 3.7
Andrew Nembhard Florida 3 84 87 3.1
Noah Locke Florida 4 66 70 2.5
Tre Mann Florida 6 43 49 1.9
Ques Glover Florida 6 24 30 1.1

Tennessee Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Jordan Bowden Tennessee 28 13.8 128 85 45
John Fulkerson Tennessee 28 12.8 131 96 0
Yves Pons Tennessee 28 11.0 119 44 26
Josiah-Jordan James Tennessee 24 7.0 58 29 24
Olivier Nkamhoua Tennessee 28 3.5 39 19 1
Jalen Johnson Tennessee 28 3.3 29 17 18
Davonte Gaines Tennessee 26 2.8 19 31 3
Drew Pember Tennessee 22 1.3 8 10 3

Tennessee Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
John Fulkerson Tennessee 56 112 168 6.0
Josiah-Jordan James Tennessee 24 107 131 5.5
Yves Pons Tennessee 50 101 151 5.4
Jordan Bowden Tennessee 13 99 112 4.0
Olivier Nkamhoua Tennessee 33 56 89 3.2
Jalen Johnson Tennessee 14 47 61 2.2
Davonte Gaines Tennessee 14 40 54 2.1
Drew Pember Tennessee 10 12 22 1.0

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Thompson-Boling Arena
Thompson-Boling Arena

NCAA NET

Florida: 32

Tennessee: 69

Florida Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Ques Glover G 5′-11″ 176 FR Knoxville, TN
1 Tre Mann G 6′-4″ 172 FR Gainesville, FL
2 Andrew Nembhard G 6′-5″ 193 SO Aurora, ON
3 Alex Klatsky G 6′-3″ 189 FR Colts Neck, NJ
4 Anthony Duruji F 6′-7″ 213 JR Germantown, MD
5 Omar Payne F 6′-10″ 223 FR Kissimmee, FL
10 Noah Locke G 6′-3″ 207 SO Baltimore, MD
11 Keyontae Johnson F 6′-5″ 231 SO Norfolk, VA
12 Gorjok Gak C 6′-11″ 244 JR Sydney, NSW
21 Dontay Bassett F 6′-9″ 236 JR Oakland, CA
22 Tyree Appleby G 6′-1″ 163 JR Jacksonville, AR
23 Scottie Lewis G 6′-5″ 185 FR Hazlet, NJ
24 Kerry Blackshear Jr. F 6′-10″ 241 SR Orlando, FL
33 Jason Jitoboh C 6′-11″ 300 FR Chattanooga, TN

Tennessee Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Davonte Gaines G 6′-7″ 178 FR Buffalo, NY
1 Lamonte Turner G 6′-2″ 187 SR Florence, AL
3 Drew Pember F 6′-9″ 207 FR Knoxville, TN
4 Jacob Fleschman G 6′-3″ 176 JR Austin, TX
5 Josiah-Jordan James G 6′-6″ 208 FR Charleston, SC
10 John Fulkerson F 6′-9″ 212 JR Kingsport, TN
12 Victor Bailey Jr. G 6′-4″ 186 JR Austin, TX
13 Jalen Johnson G 6′-6″ 196 JR Durham, NC
21 Olivier Nkamhoua F 6′-8″ 224 FR Cumberland, MD
23 Jordan Bowden G 6′-5″ 193 SR Knoxville, TN
30 Brock Jancek F 6′-8″ 222 SO Knoxville, TN
33 Zach Kent F 6′-11″ 235 SO Magnolia, DE
34 Uros Plavsic F 7′-0″ 240 FR Chattanooga, TN
35 Yves Pons G 6′-6″ 215 JR Paris, FR

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Scouting Report


This is a game between two teams that still have a shot to make the NCAA tournament. Tennessee (15-13, 7-8) almost has to win this game to make big tourney and probably has to win out and win a couple in the SECT. Florida (18-10, 10-5) is in a lot better shape. If the Gators can win a couple more games they’ll be pretty much a lock. Florida has really improved as the season has progressed. They’ve gotten a little more accurate shooting the three and do most basketball tasks reasonably well. Tennessee has played really well at home and seems to have a knack for pulling out wins in Thompson-Boling Arena. They are the more desperate team here and do have some solid weapons in Jordan Bowden and John Fulkerson. However, where they make their money is their defense. They Vols have a suffocating defense that take opponents out of the rhythm. Tennessee should be able to pull this out but it’ll probably be a tight game.

Florida-Tennessee Prediction

Tennessee 69, Florida 67


Saturday‘s game tips off at 2:00 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT). TV: ESPN2.

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