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Men's hoops: UF up next

By Antonya English, Times Staff Writer
Published February 16, 2008


Florida at No. 24 Vanderbilt

When/where: 3 p.m.; Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville

TV/radio: Ch. 38; 620-AM

Records: UF 19-6, 6-4 SEC; Vanderbilt 21-4, 6-4

Notable: What a time to be facing Vanderbilt again. The Gators are coming off an embarrassing home loss to the worst team in the SEC and have now lost three of their past four. Now they travel to face a Vanderbilt team they embarrassed with an 86-64 beating last month, something the Commodores are hoping to repay. ... Vanderbilt is 15-0 at home this season, but Florida can take comfort in the fact it has won four of the past six in Nashville. ... In Florida's 19 wins, opponents are averaging 67.2 points. In its six losses, Florida is giving up 80.8 points. ... After allowing LSU to shoot 60 percent from the field Wednesday night, Florida must now take its shaky defense on the road and try to stop one of the league's best scorers (Shan Foster, 18.9 ppg) and one of its top freshmen (A.J. Ogilvy, 17.4 ppg). ... Vanderbilt is averaging 8.8 3-pointers per game.