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Today Florida men vs. No.11 Alabama

By ANTONYA ENGLISH
Published February 5, 2005


WHEN/WHERE: 3; Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville.

TV/RADIO: Ch. 38; 620-AM. RECORDS: Alabama 17-3, 6-1 SEC; UF 13-5, 5-2.

COACHES: Alabama - Mark Gottfried 138-79, seventh season; 204-102 overall), UF - Billy Donovan (182-89, ninth season; 217-109).

NOTEABLE: Florida has won seven of the past eight against Alabama, but this Tide team is on a roll. It returns four starters from last year's Elite Eight team and has won six consecutive games, 13 of its past 15. Florida and Alabama lead the SEC in scoring at 80.7 and 78.7 points per game, respectively. Today, Gottfried and Donovan will wear sneakers while participating in the National Coaches vs. Cancer day.