Posted on: November 23, 2008 10:28 am
Edited on: November 24, 2008 9:39 pm

Florida Gators Game Preview

#18 Florida Gators 3-0

Florida Starting Lineup:
G Walter Hodge Sr.
G/F Nick Calathes Soph.
F Dan Werner Jr.
F Alex Tyus Soph.
F Chandler Parsons Soph.

Key Bench Players:
G Erving Walker Fr.
F/C Kenny Kadji Fr.
G/F Ray Shipman Fr.
F Allan Chaney Fr.

Previous Game: Florida looked flat out bad in their last game v. Southern Utah. They won 64-50, but they went 0-15 from three in the first 39:37 seconds of the game. They finally made one with 23 seconds to go. Nick Calathes was their saving grace as he was the only player in double-digits finishing with 18 pts, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. If Florida was playing a team with any skill, they would have lost.

Game Preview: Florida will shoot the three, and shoot it a lot. In a game this season, v. Bradley, they shot the three 32 times, making 14 of them. But the next game, as I previously mentioned, they made 1-16 from 3, watch out for Dan Werner and Walter Hodge from behind the line. With their lack of inside presence I don't see how else they will get much offense going. Expect Onuaku to get doubled again. Last game he got double teams and Freshman Kris Joseph went off for a career day, he was always open. Don't expect to see the 2-3, ever since the 2nd half of the Richmond game Cuse has played a stout man defense. I expect Harris to be manned up on Calathes, who is the key to Florida's success, overall I think Cuse is just too physical for Florida.

My Prediction: Florida comes out and shoots the three fairly well. But Onuaku is too much down low, and Harris doesn't allow Calathes to really get going. Cuse wins 76-68.

Final Score: 89-83 Syracuse
Category: NCAAB
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