Take 2 of our epic one sided rivalry with Billy the Kid and his Florida Gators. This game is for jockeying of NIT seeding for us so it's extremely important. Or not.
This is the worst Gator team in over 20 years. They are 15-16 overall, but hold a road victory over us. Losing again to them is unacceptable. This Gator team lost to probably the worst Missouri team I've seen in the past 30 years BY DOUBLE DIGITS 2 weeks ago. Let that sink in.
There isn't a single Gator shooting 50% from the field. Frazier has shot the ball better in conference from beyond the arc than inside (slightly at 45.1/44.7).
- -.6 rebound margin in conference
- -.4 PPG differential in conference
- .431/.318 FG/3pt FG in conference
- .625 FT in conference
Like I said... this team STANKS. How we lost to them (I realize we kinda stank too) is mind-numbing.
Whoever wins this one will be slaughtered Friday as Kentucky does their best 1990-91 UNLV impression as they march on to March Madness undefeated. For the record I don't think they win it all... either Arizona or Duke will get them.
Might as well put this here... word on the street is Grant will be back next season due to our lame duck AD and President status. As others have said, the excuse will be injuries and we'll get a letter saying the team improved enough despite the injuries to get into the NIT. I've already said what I have to say about that. It's crap!