Gator Basketball ***Official Game Thread BBALL*** UF wins at @ #6 UK in OT

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Wednesday January 31 8PM on ESPN

Predictor shows UF with 28.6% chance to win, I'm seeing UF +6pt spread

Last 5 games for UK:
@ Texas A&M L 97-92
vs Mississippi St W 90-77
vs Georgia W 105-96
@ South Carolina L 79-62
@ Arkansas W 63-57

Current SEC standings:
#5 Kentucky 15-4 (5-2)
#6 Ole Miss 17-3 (4-3)
#7 Florida 14-6 (4-3)


Common Opponents
#6 UK 87 @ UF 85
ARK: #6 UK 63 @ ARK 57 /// UF 90 vs ARK 68
MIZZ: #6 UK 90 vs MIZZ 77 /// UF 79 @ MIZZ 67
UGA: #8 UK 105 vs UGA 96 /// UF 102 vs UGA 98 OT
MSST: #8 UK 90 vs MISST 77 /// UF 79 vs MISST 70
 

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Praying for our boys. Traveling to UK is always a shock when you see all of the cats licking themselves. Weird environment for basketball.
 

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On paper this looks like a good match up for us......... unfortunately, the game isn't played on paper......
Rupp is a tough place to play.

I predict, pain and suffering for UF and fan's.
 

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Most teams don't win at Rupp. Should have won the one at home and they know it.
 

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We will need Riley Kugel to play to his potential to win the tough games like this one. Hope we are ready to play physical.
 

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We will need Riley Kugel to play to his potential to win the tough games like this one. Hope we are ready to play physical.
I’m not sure what to make of RK at this point but I think he is better coming off the bench for sure. I think the key will be if MH and Richard can keep up their enhanced playing level and of course we need Pulin Clayton and Samuel to keep their steady play. If we can cut down on the TO’s and win the battle of the boards we have a chance. But like already said, we needed to beat them the first matchup. That was a bad home loss because we had the game won and handed to them in the end.
 

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28.6% chance at Rupp is extremely generous considering we have to be the worst defense in the conference....the only things we have going for us is we can score and UK doesn't play much defense either....but being @ Rupp it's never 5 on 5...it's 5 on 8
 

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28.6% chance at Rupp is extremely generous considering we have to be the worst defense in the conference....the only things we have going for us is we can score and UK doesn't play much defense either....but being @ Rupp it's never 5 on 5...it's 5 on 8

Some will label your comment as an excuse but veteran SEC basketball fans know that this is a legitimate concern and always has been.
It’s like playing a football game against Bama in Tuscaloosa, you know you won’t get any 50/50 calls.
 

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28.6% chance at Rupp is extremely generous considering we have to be the worst defense in the conference....
Not even close to the worst. Out of all the SEC teams, our defense is ranked between 8-10 in the conference.
 

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Some will label your comment as an excuse but veteran SEC basketball fans know that this is a legitimate concern and always has been.
It’s like playing a football game against Bama in Tuscaloosa, you know you won’t get any 50/50 calls.

Yep....the teams who are always good at home (Duke, UK, Kansas, etc) get the calls....refs are human...they let the crowd dictate their emotions rather than go by what they actually see
 

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