LSU vs. Florida: Full Game Preview

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LSU vs. Florida: Full Game Preview
LSU
(19-11, 5-8 away)
(13) Florida
(24-6, 17-0 home)
Venue: Bridgestone Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, March 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

LSU StatSmack

  • 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).
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B J. O`Bryant III 29 14 9 2 0 1 3
B Anthony Hickey 33 12 3 4 3 0 2
B- C. Carmouche 26 11 4 4 2 0 2
B- Shavon Coleman 28 10 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Andre Stringer 30 10 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 19 5 3 1 1 0 1
C- A. Del Piero 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Shane Hammink 11 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Corban Collins 9 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Jalen Courtney 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
UF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Erik Murphy 27 13 5 1 1 1 1
B S. Wilbekin 32 9 3 5 2 0 2
B Kenny Boynton 32 12 3 3 1 0 1
B Patric Young 26 11 6 1 1 2 2
B Mike Rosario 30 12 2 2 1 0 2
C+ Will Yeguete 21 6 6 1 1 0 2
C+ Casey Prather 16 6 4 1 1 1 1
C+ M. Frazier II 18 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Braxton Ogbueze 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jacob Kurtz 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ DeVon Walker 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Dillon Graham 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

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