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Men's hoops: UF up next

By ANTONYA ENGLISH, Times Staff Writer
Published February 9, 2008


Florida vs. Georgia

When/where: 3 p.m.;O'Connell Center, Gainesville

TV/radio: Ch. 38; 620 AM

Records: UF 18-5, 5-3 SEC; Georgia 11-9, 2-5

Scouting report: Georgia will be playing without the team's second-leading scorer, guard Billy Humphrey, who was arrested Thursday on a charge of violation of probation after being cited for underage drinking. This is a pivotal game for Florida, which returns home for the first time in 13 days and is coming off back-to-back 20-point losses on the road (Arkansas and Tennessee). The Gators are 47-3 at home in the past three years, including 13-1 this season. They are hoping being back in the O'Dome will help. "We always love to play at home," freshman guard Jai Lucas said. "And we're in that spot where we want to win really bad. So we'll probably come out with the most passion and most aggressiveness we've had."