SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: LSU at Florida

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LSU plays at Florida on Wednesday 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
LSU 0.461 0.317 0.760 385 1116 380 271 128 386
LSU OPP 0.435 0.340 0.697 325 986 326 188 85 450
Florida 0.421 0.338 0.727 313 978 356 213 112 343
Florida OPP 0.422 0.316 0.685 302 991 320 168 82 448

Statistical Leaders

LSU Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Tremont Waters 15.3 139 87 47
Skylar Mays 13.7 121 111 45
Naz Reid 13.5 141 85 24
Javonte Smart 11.4 112 70 36
Kavell Bigby-Williams 7.9 91 48 0
Marlon Taylor 7.0 70 48 14
Emmitt Williams 7.0 71 53 1
Darius Days 5.3 56 23 18

LSU Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Naz Reid 70 133 203 7.0
Kavell Bigby-Williams 77 105 182 6.3
Emmitt Williams 72 76 148 5.3
Darius Days 56 64 120 4.1
Marlon Taylor 41 65 106 3.7
Javonte Smart 14 81 95 3.3
Skylar Mays 12 82 94 3.2
Tremont Waters 8 69 77 2.9
Daryl Edwards 4 10 14 1.6
Marshall Graves 1 4 5 0.6
Will Reese 2 2 4 0.6

Florida Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
KeVaughn Allen 12.5 115 80 53
Noah Locke 10.3 100 27 73
Andrew Nembhard 8.1 87 33 29
Jalen Hudson 7.8 76 44 29
Keyontae Johnson 7.5 82 39 14
Kevarrius Hayes 7.4 80 54 0
Deaundrae Ballard 4.9 50 12 20
Dontay Bassett 2.8 27 19 4
Mike Okauru 1.3 13 8 5

Florida Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Keyontae Johnson 54 118 172 5.9
Kevarrius Hayes 77 91 168 5.8
KeVaughn Allen 8 76 84 2.9
Andrew Nembhard 5 74 79 2.7
Jalen Hudson 22 55 77 2.7
Noah Locke 16 56 72 2.5
Keith Stone 21 46 67 3.9
Dontay Bassett 30 36 66 2.4
Deaundrae Ballard 18 30 48 1.8
Isaiah Stokes 8 15 23 1.1
Mike Okauru 2 17 19 0.7
Chase Johnson 2 2 4 2.0
Andrew Fava 0 1 1 0.2

NCAA RPI

LSU: 13
Florida: 35

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Naz Reid F 6′-10″ 240 FR Asbury Park, NJ
#1 Ja’vonte Smart G 6′-4″ 190 FR Baton Rouge, LA
#3 Tremont Waters G 5′-11″ 167 SO New Haven, CT
#4 Skylar Mays G 6′-4″ 200 JR Baton Rouge, LA
#5 Daryl Edwards G 6′-3″ 165 SR Fresno, CA
#11 Kavell Bigby-Williams F 6′-11″ 230 SR London, England
#12 Marshall Graves G 6′-2″ 185 JR Ponchatoula, LA
#13 Will Reese G 6′-4″ 190 SO Leesville, LA
#14 Marlon Taylor G 6′-6″ 210 JR Mount Vernon, NY
#15 Aundre Hyatt F 6′-7″ 215 FR Bronx, NY
#20 Danya Kingsby G 6′-1″ 165 JR Milwaukee, WI
#21 Courtese Cooper F 6′-9″ 205 SO Elgin, IL
#22 Darius Days F 6′-7″ 218 FR Gainesville, FL
#24 Emmitt Williams F 6′-7″ 215 FR Fort Myers, FL

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

LSU Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov vs SE Louisiana W 94-63
9-Nov vs UNCG W 97-91
13-Nov vs Memphis W 85-76
16-Nov vs LA Tech W 74-67
Nov 22* vs Charleston W 67-55
Nov 23* vs Florida State L 79-76 OT
Nov 25* vs LSU L 90-77
1-Dec vs Grambling W 78-57
9-Dec vs Incarnate Word W 91-50
12-Dec at Houston L 82-76
Dec 15* at Saint Mary’s W 78-74
21-Dec vs Furman W 75-57
28-Dec vs UL Monroe W 81-69
8-Jan vs Alabama W 88-79
12-Jan at Arkansas W 94-88
15-Jan at Ole Miss W 83-69
19-Jan vs South Carolina W 89-67
23-Jan vs Georgia W 92-82
26-Jan at Missouri W 86-80
30-Jan at Texas A&M W 72-57
2-Feb vs Arkansas L 90-89
6-Feb at Mississippi State W 92-88
9-Feb vs Auburn W 83-78
12-Feb at Kentucky W 73-71
16-Feb at Georgia W 83-79
20-Feb vs Florida L 82-78
23-Feb vs Tennessee W 82-80 OT
26-Feb vs Texas A&M W 66-55
2-Mar at Alabama W 74-69
6-Mar at Florida
9-Mar vs Vanderbilt

Florida Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov at Florida State L 81-60
9-Nov vs Charleston So W 76-46
14-Nov 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
27-Nov vs North Florida W 98-66
Dec 4* at West Virginia W 66-56
8-Dec vs Michigan State L 63-59
18-Dec vs Mercer W 71-63
Dec 22* vs FGCU W 77-56
29-Dec vs Butler W 77-43
5-Jan vs South Carolina L 71-69
9-Jan at Arkansas W 57-51
12-Jan vs Tennessee L 78-67
15-Jan at Mississippi State L 71-68
19-Jan at Georgia W 62-52
22-Jan vs Texas A&M W 81-72
26-Jan at TCU L 55-50
30-Jan vs Ole Miss W 90-86 OT
2-Feb vs Kentucky L 65-54
5-Feb at Auburn L 76-62
9-Feb at Tennessee L 73-61
13-Feb vs Vanderbilt W 66-57
16-Feb at Alabama W 71-53
20-Feb at LSU W 82-77
23-Feb vs Missouri W 64-60
27-Feb at Vanderbilt W 71-55
2-Mar vs Georgia L 61-55
6-Mar vs LSU
9-Mar at Kentucky

LSU-Florida Prediction

In 2006, LSU and Florida both made the Final Four, with Florida winning the national championship. Yet, when the Tigers and Gators played that season, no one was saying how monumental a game that was. This game might be the biggest Florida-LSU men’s basketball game of all time. It is a debatable point, but it is a claim one can’t easily shrug off, either. LSU is playing for a No. 1 seed at the SEC Tournament and a share or outright championship. LSU is also playing for NCAA Tournament seeding. This is huge for the Tigers. The Gators are playing to get into the NCAA Tournament. They probably would have been playing for seeding had they beaten Georgia, but after blowing that game, they are on the bubble again and need a quality win to relieve stress on Selection Sunday. This is a 50-50 game. Florida 67, LSU 66. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). TV: ESPN2.

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