This is the final week of regular season basketball play and tonight the No. 1 Florida Gators will face South Carolina on the road. Vegas odds have the Gators as a 12-point favorite.
Florida enters this game at the top spot, with only two losses this season. They are 16-0 in SEC play and this will be the second matchup between these teams this year. Last time, the Gators came away with the win by 16 points.
Casey Prather leads the Gator offense with 14.8 ppg and Patric Young has the lead in rebounds.
As for the Gamecocks, they are coming off of a huge upset win over Kentucky this past weekend. That win helped improve their record and they are now 4-12 in the SEC. However, the South Carolina defense is a little weak in comparison to Florida as they have allowed 71 ppg on 43.7 shooting for the year.
The odds are against the Gamecocks in this one but because they are on such a high from Saturday’s win, the W is up for grabs. The Gators have undoubtedly played well and ended high scoring games recently, but South Carolina is a team that plays solid defense at home.
The game starts at 7:00 PM Tuesday night on ESPNU.