LSU vs. Florida: Full Game Preview
|LSU||J O`Bryant III 13.6||J O`Bryant III 8.7||A Hickey 3.8|
|Florida||E Murphy 12.9||P Young 6.2||S Wilbekin 5.0|
Florida takes on LSU in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on Friday. Tipoff is at 1 p.m. ET and it can be seen on ESPN U. The Gators beat the Tigers 74-52 on Jan. 12 and are 4-1 against them over the last four years.
In spite of 17 points and 11 rebounds from Erik Murphy, the Gators came up short 61-57 against Kentucky on Mar. 9. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 12.9 points per contest. For the Tigers, Andre Stringer finished with 16 points in the 68-63 win over Georgia on Mar. 14. He contributes 2.1 assists per game in addition to his 10.4 points per game.
- Florida has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (71.8 percent to 53.1 percent).
- Florida has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than LSU (No. 2 vs. No. 76).
- Scottie Wilbekin is ranked 2nd in the SEC in assists.
- The Florida scoring leader (Kenny Boynton, 375 points) has more points than the LSU scoring leader (Johnny O`Bryant III, 373 points).
- Florida players are more experienced than LSU players (20,120 minutes played vs. 13,170 minutes played).
- Obviously, AP Voters agree that Florida is superior to LSU (Latest AP Poll: No. 11 vs. Not Ranked).
- Florida has come back to win after being down at half against LSU three times since 1998.
- Florida has an average margin of victory of 14 over LSU in 21 wins since 1980.
- The Florida three-point leader (Kenny Boynton, 62 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the LSU three-point leader (Andre Stringer, 61 three-pointers).
- Florida is ranked higher than LSU in the SEC (No. 1 vs. No. 8).
- Florida has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than LSU according to Kiplinger (58 percent vs. 28 percent).
|B||J. O`Bryant III||29||14||9||2||0||1||3|
|C-||A. Del Piero||14||4||3||0||0||1||1|
|C+||M. Frazier II||18||6||3||1||0||0||1|