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Tonight: no. 8 Florida at no. 2 Michigan State

By JOANNE KORTH

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 6, 2000


WHEN/WHERE: 7; Breslin Center, East Lansing, Mich.

TV/RADIO: ESPN; WDAE-AM 620.

RECORDS: UF 3-0; MSU 5-0.

COACHES: UF -- Billy Donovan (81-49 fifth season; 116-69 overall). MSU -- Tom Izzo (125-48, sixth season).

KEY PLAYERS: UF -- Udonis Haslem, C, 6-8 Jr. (18.0 ppg, 9.3 rpg); Teddy Dupay, G, 5-10 Jr. (22.0 ppg); Brent Wright, F, 6-9 Sr. (14.7 ppg, 8.7 rpg); Justin Hamilton, G, 6-4 So. (6.7 ppg); Brett Nelson, G, 6-3 So. (7.7 ppg, 5.7 apg). MSU -- Jason Richardson, F, 6-6 So. (17.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg); Andre Hutson, F, 6-8 Sr. (12.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg); Charlie Bell, G, 6-3 Sr. (16.4 ppg, 6.3 apg); Aloysius Anagonye, C, 6-8 So. (7.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg).

NOTES: This is a rematch of last season's national championship game, won 89-76 by Michigan State. Sixteen of the 23 players who saw action for the teams return. ... The Spartans' 16-game winning streak is the nation's longest. Michigan State has won 33 straight at home and is 68-12 in Izzo's six seasons. ... This is UF's first trip to the state of Michigan for a basketball game.

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