SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Tennessee at Florida

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Tennessee plays at Florida 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
Tennessee 0.514 0.350 0.742 150 569 290 79 87 160
Tennessee OPP 0.373 0.286 0.645 168 475 164 94 24 193
Florida 0.431 0.341 0.663 153 509 184 115 62 167
Florida OPP 0.390 0.296 0.677 141 484 144 83 38 232

NCAA RPI

Tennessee: 5
Florida: 38

Tennessee Roster

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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 Roster

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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 Schedule/Results

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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
Jan 15 vs Arkansas
Jan 19 vs Alabama
Jan 23 at Vanderbilt
Jan 26 vs West Virginia
Jan 29 at South Carolina
Feb 2 at Texas A&M
Feb 5 vs Missouri
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 Schedule/Results

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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
Jan 15 at Mississippi State
Jan 19 at Georgia
Jan 22 vs Texas A&M
Jan 26 at TCU
Jan 30 vs Ole Miss
Feb 2 vs Kentucky
Feb 5 at Auburn
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-Florida Prediction

A 1-1 SEC record is better than 0-2, but no one would dare say the Florida Gators are playing well. With five minutes left in their brutally ugly win at Arkansas on Wednesday night, the Gators were shooting under 33 percent from the floor and under 26 percent on threes. Florida had the good fortune of playing an Arkansas team which was improbably worse than the Gators were. Some nights are like that – teams win not because they were more excellent, but because their opponents plummeted to a lower standard. Now enter the Tennessee Volunteers, who made very short work of Missouri on the road and look like the best team in the SEC, hands down. Florida will treat this game as a season-defining occasion, as it should. A win transforms Florida’s outlook. However, will that be enough? Tennessee is too deep, too balanced, too good. Tennessee 72, Florida 68. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 6 ET, 5 CT, on ESPN

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