SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Florida at Tennessee

Tennessee-Florida

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

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Florida 0.421 0.347 0.693 239 751 289 166 96 265
Florida OPP 0.414 0.318 0.701 238 781 249 131 62 352
Tennessee 0.515 0.362 0.766 224 844 439 134 130 249
Tennessee OPP 0.392 0.322 0.631 264 743 269 133 45 309

NCAA RPI

Florida: 43
Tennessee: 4

Florida Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Mike Okauru G 6′-3″ 184 SO Raleigh, NC
#1 Chase Johnson F 6′-9″ 219 FR Ripley, WV
#2 Andrew Nembhard G 6′-5″ 191 FR Aurora, ON
#3 Jalen Hudson G 6′-6″ 195 SR Richmond, VA
#5 KeVaughn Allen G 6′-2″ 193 SR Little Rock, AR
#10 Noah Locke G 6′-3″ 205 FR Randallstown, MD
#11 Keyontae Johnson F 6′-5″ 225 FR Norfolk, VA
#12 Gorjok Gak C 6′-11″ 254 JR Sydney, NSW
#13 Kevarrius Hayes C 6′-9″ 227 SR Live Oak, FL
#14 Mak Krause G 6′-2″ 172 SR Atlanta, GA
#15 Isaiah Stokes F 6′-8″ 270 FR Memphis, TN
#21 Dontay Bassett F 6′-9″ 237 SO Oakland, CA
#22 Andrew Fava G 5′-10″ 171 SO Baltimore, MD
#24 Deaundrae Ballard G 6′-5″ 197 SO Atlanta, GA
#25 Keith Stone F 6′-8″ 253 JR Deerfield Beach, FL

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Jordan Bone G 6′-3″ 174 JR Nashville, TN
#1 Lamonte Turner G 6′-2″ 195 JR Florence, AL
#2 Grant Williams F 6′-7″ 236 JR Charlotte, NC
#4 Jacob Fleschman G 6′-3″ 170 SO Austin, TX
#5 Admiral Schofield G 6′-6″ 241 SR Zion, IL
#10 John Fulkerson F 6′-9″ 197 SO Kingsport, TN
#11 Kyle Alexander F 6′-11″ 215 SR Milton, ON
#12 Brad Woodson G 6′-1″ 177 SR Murfreesboro, TN
#13 Jalen Johnson G 6′-6″ 187 SO Durham, NC
#15 Derrick Walker F 6′-8″ 236 SO Kansas City, MO
#23 Jordan Bowden G 6′-5″ 193 JR Knoxville, TN
#24 Lucas Campbell G 6′-4″ 185 SR Knoxville, TN
#32 D.J. Burns F 6′-9″ 272 FR Rock Hill, SC
#33 Zach Kent F 6′-11″ 225 SO Magnolia, DE
#34 Brock Jancek F 6′-8″ 212 FR Knoxville, TN
#35 Yves Pons F 6′-6″ 209 SO Fuveau, France

Florida Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 at Florida State L 81-60
Nov 9 vs Charleston So W 76-46
Nov 14 vs La Salle W 82-69
Nov 21* vs Oklahoma L 65-50
Nov 22* vs. Stanford W 72-49
Nov 23* vs Butler L 61-54
Nov 27 vs North Florida W 98-66
Dec 4* at West Virginia W 66-56
Dec 8 vs Michigan State L 63-59
Dec 18 vs Mercer W 71-63
Dec 22* vs FGCU W 77-56
Dec 29 vs Butler W 77-43
Jan 5 vs South Carolina L 71-69
Jan 9 at Arkansas W 57-51
Jan 12 vs Tennessee L 78-67
Jan 15 at Mississippi State L 71-68
Jan 19 at Georgia W 62-52
Jan 22 vs Texas A&M W 81-72
Jan 26 at TCU L 55-50
Jan 30 vs Ole Miss W 90-86 OT
Feb 2 vs Kentucky L 65-54
Feb 5 at Auburn L 76-62
Feb 9 at Tennessee
Feb 13 vs Vanderbilt
Feb 16 at Alabama
Feb 20 at LSU
Feb 23 vs Missouri
Feb 27 at Vanderbilt
Mar 2 vs Georgia
Mar 6 vs LSU
Mar 9 at Kentucky

Tennessee Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs Lenoir Rhyne W 86-41
Nov 9 vs Louisiana W 87-65
Nov 13 vs Georgia Tech W 66-53
Nov 21* at Louisville W 92-81
Nov 23* vs Kansas L 87-81
Nov 28 vs E Kentucky W 95-67
Dec 2 vs Texas A&M-CC W 79-51
Dec 9* vs Gonzaga W 76-73
Dec 15 at Memphis W 102-92
Dec 19 vs Samford W 83-70
Dec 22 vs Wake Forest W 83-64
Dec 29 vs Tenn Tech W 96-53
Jan 5 vs Georgia W 96-50
Jan 8 at Missouri W 87-63
Jan 12 at Florida W 78-67
Jan 15 vs Arkansas W 106-87
Jan 19 vs Alabama W 71-68
Jan 23 at Vanderbilt W 88-83 (OT)
Jan 26 vs West Virginia W 83-66
Jan 29 at South Carolina W 92-70
Feb 2 at Texas A&M W 93-76
Feb 5 vs Missouri W 72-60
Feb 9 vs Florida
Feb 13 vs South Carolina
Feb 16 at Kentucky
Feb 19 vs Vanderbilt
Feb 23 at LSU
Feb 27 at Ole Miss
Mar 2 vs Kentucky
Mar 5 vs Mississippi State
Mar 9 at Auburn

Florida-Tennessee Prediction

The Florida Gators could not beat Tennessee or Kentucky at home. They will have to beat the SEC’s two best teams (at least one of them) on the road if they are to secure the kind of win which will radically change their position relative to the NCAA Tournament bubble. When Florida played Tennessee a month ago, the Gators started out strong. Their defense bothered the Vols, knocking them off balance. The problem with Florida, though, is not its defense. You can count on at least one prolonged period of difficulty in nearly every game from the Gators’ offense. They launch too many threes, don’t get the ball into the hands of the players who are performing efficiently, and they lack a low-post hammer who can get easy buckets at the rim. Tennessee’s defense was too much for UF’s feeble offense. It probably won’t change here in the rematch. Tennessee 70, Florida 60. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). TV: ESPN.

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