Gators Continue Homestand Sunday, 1 pm

Florida continues its five-game homestand, playing host to Marshall on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

The game will be the first meeting between the two programs.

It is the first of at least 11 games scheduled to be televised on SEC Network this season.

After Sunday’s game, the Gators will take an 11-day break because of final exams and return to action playing host to the Gator Holiday Classic, Dec. 21-22

Gators vs. Thundering Herd: The Series

  • Sunday is the first meeting between the two programs.

A Glance at Marshall

  • Junior Shayna Gore, who leads the Herd in scoring (17.8 ppg), came off the bench in the team’s last game – a 73-68 win over Morgan State during which Gore scored a game-high 26 points and became the 21st player in program history to reach the 1,000-career point plateau.
  • Gore is a potent three-point shooter, connecting on 22-52 (42.3%) this year. She also connects on 89.7 percent (26-29) of her free throw attempts.

Gators for THREEEEEE!

  • Entering Sunday’s game, the Gators are averaging 10.3 three-pointers per game and converting at a 37.1 percent clip.
  • Thru games played Dec. 36 UF ranks tied for eighth in the country in threes per game! (and No. 7 in total three-pointers made)
  • TEN of the 11 players on the roster have hit at least one trey this season.

What Else do the Gators do well?

  • Aside from hitting the three at an SEC-leading rate, Florida doesn’t get fouled. The Gators rank No. 2 in the country in staying out of foul trouble, being whistled for just 12.4 fouls per game.
  • Through the first nine games, not one Gator has fouled out this season.

What Just Happened

  • Florida committed a season-high 24 turnovers that No. 12 Ohio State converted into 42 points and took the 103-77 decision on Wednesday.
  • Florida trailed by 20 with 2:54 remaining in the second quarter, but staged a 25-11 run over the next 7:52 and the Gators were within six points, 60-54, with 5:02 left in the third. The final points of that spree coming on a four-point-play by Paulina Hersler.
  • Ohio State countered with a 16-4 march over the next 4:06 of the game and took a 76-59 lead into the final quarter, where the Buckeyes outscored the Gators 27-18 for the final margin.

Gator Watch

  • Through nine games, Florida is averaging a respectable 75.4 points per game.
  • Top two Gator scorers: Funda Nakkasoglu (16.3 ppg) and Haley Lorenzen (12.8 ppg)
  • Top two rebounders: Haley Lorenzen (9.1 pg) and Delicia Washington (8.6 pg)
  • Assists leaders Delicia Washington (36 total, 4.0 pg) and Dyandria Anderson (32 total, 3.6 pg)

Who’s Hot!

  • During the last three games, the Gators five primary starters are each averaging a double-figure scoring effort, with Dyandria Anderson atop the chart with 15.7 points per game. Anderson is swishing three-pointers at a 44.4 percent (8-18) clip.
  • Haley Lorenzen and Delicia Washington are averaging a double-double during the three-game span, with Lorenzen recording 14.7 points and 11.0 rebounds and Washington 12.3 points and 10.0 boards.

Video Previews

Game Day at a Glance

  • Who: Florida (5-4) hosts Marshall (3-5)
  • Where: Exactech Arena (10,151) * Gainesville, Florida
  • When: Sun., December 10 * 1 pm ET

Game Notes (PDF):

Game Coverage & More!

Additional Hoopla for Sunday’s Game

  • Ugly Scarf Giveaway – The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a limited edition ugly sweater scarf just in time for the holidays! (Location-Main Atrium)
  • Senior Sunday – Fans, 55 and older, can receive buy one, get one FREE admission when showing their ID at the Exactech Arena ticket windows.
  • Champions of Character – Students from various local elementary schools will be recognized for their outstanding efforts in the classroom. Guests of students at each school will receive $1 General Admission tickets.
  • Kids Korner – Kids Korner will be available with fun and games for kids of all ages! (Location-Practice Court)
  • Sunday Sundaes – Following the game, enjoy a FREE ice cream sundae bar in the atrium while supplies last!
  • Kids Club Day – Kids Club members and their families receive free admission to the game. Kids Club members can take part in an exclusive pre-game event in the arena.
  • Post-Game Autographs – Stick around following the game as the Gators will sign autographs on the court for 30 minutes!

Gator Pronunciations for this Release:

  • DYANDRIA Anderson: dee-ANN-dree-uh
  • FUNDA NAKKASOGLU: FOON-da knock-a-SO-glue
  • JALAYSHA Thomas: jah-LAY-shuh
  • DELICIA Washington: duh-LEE-shuh


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