Missouri vs. Florida: Full Game Preview

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Missouri vs. Florida: Full Game Preview
(10) Missouri
(13-3, 3-2 away)
(10) Florida
(13-2, 9-0 home)
Venue: O'Connell Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Missouri L Bowers 16.8 A Oriakhi 8.6 P Pressey 7.3
Florida K Boynton 13.2 P Young 6.4 S Wilbekin 4.5

On Saturday, No. 10 Florida welcomes No. 17 Missouri at O'Connell Center. The game tips off at 2:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN.

Missouri is in 3rd place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with 1st place Florida. Florida has won five games straight.

The 19 points by Mike Rosario helped the Gators to a 68-47 cakewalk over Texas A&M on January 17th. He tallies 12.8 points per game and also adds 2.3 assists per game. In a 79-62 blowout of Georgia on January 16th, Alex Oriakhi put up 13 points and 8 rebounds for the Tigers. With 8.6 rebounds per game and 1.6 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. A key area of strength for Missouri is offensive rebounding percentage at 41.4, which ranks 2nd in their conference (and 8th nationally).

Missouri StatSmack

  • Florida has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.739 to 0.637).
  • Florida has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Missouri (#17 vs #76).
  • Florida has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (42% vs 83%).
  • Patric Young is ranked 4th in the SEC in blocks.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Florida currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (983 to 974) than Missouri, per the NCAA.
  • Florida has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Missouri according to Kiplinger (58% vs 43%).
  • The Florida three-point leader (Kenny Boynton) has more three-pointers than the Missouri three-point leader (Phil Pressey).
  • Florida has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Missouri (2 vs 0).
  • Florida players are more experienced than Missouri players (13,926 minutes played vs 13,033 minutes played).
  • Florida allows fewer rebounds (28.1 allowed per game vs 33.2 allowed per game) than Missouri this season.
  • Florida has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Missouri ($15,932 vs $20,689).
Mizzou Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Laurence Bowers 28 17 7 1 1 1 1
B+ Phil Pressey 34 13 3 7 2 0 3
B+ Jabari Brown 32 14 4 1 0 0 2
B Alex Oriakhi 25 11 9 1 0 2 1
B- Earnest Ross 26 10 6 1 1 0 2
C+ Keion Bell 21 8 4 1 1 0 2
C Tony Criswell 19 7 5 1 0 0 1
C N. Webster-Chan 21 3 3 1 1 0 1
C Stefan Jankovic 11 4 2 1 0 1 0
D+ Ryan Rosburg 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Corey Haith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Danny Feldmann 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Dominique Bull 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
UF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Erik Murphy 25 12 5 2 1 1 1
B Patric Young 27 12 6 1 1 2 2
B Kenny Boynton 32 13 4 3 1 0 1
B Mike Rosario 29 13 2 2 1 0 2
B S. Wilbekin 31 8 3 5 2 0 2
C+ Will Yeguete 24 6 6 1 1 0 2
C+ Casey Prather 16 7 3 1 1 0 1
C M. Frazier II 17 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Braxton Ogbueze 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ DeVon Walker 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jacob Kurtz 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Dillon Graham 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
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