Gators Play at No. 15 Missouri on Monday (7 pm ET)

It’s back to the competition court for the Gators following an eight-day break because of the team’s midweek bye. Florida travels to Columbia, Missouri, to play No. 15 Missouri on Monday at Mizzou Arena where tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT.

Missouri is the only team in the SEC that Florida has yet to earn a victory against, having dropped all six meetings.

Florida is in the midst of a six-game stretch against nationally-ranked opponents. The Gators play host to No. 2 Mississippi State on Thursday in Gainesville.

The Home Stretch

  • Including Monday’s game, only seven games remain on Florida’s regular-season schedule before traveling to Nashville for the SEC Tournament, Feb. 28-March 4.

Hi Mom!

  • Florida has at least 12 games set to be televised this season and Monday’s game is one of those.
  • Brenda VanLengen and former Florida head coach Carol Ross calling the action.
  • SEC Network + will provide live streaming video thru the WatchESPN app.

Check this Regular-Season-Ending Stretch!

The Gators are in the midst of a nine-game stretch against eight teams currently ranked in the top-25.

The run takes Florida through the end of the regular season:


Date / Opp / RPI thru games Feb. 1

Jan. 25 at Mississippi St.   RPI 3

Jan. 28 Georgia                    RPI 17

Feb. 5 at Missouri              RPI 15

Feb. 8 Mississippi State    RPI 3

Feb. 11 at South Carolina RPI 19

Feb. 15 at Texas A&M       RPI 12

Feb. 18 Vanderbilt              RPI 118

Feb. 22 Tennessee             RPI 9

Feb. 25 Georgia                   RPI 17


Gators vs. Tigers: The Series

  • 6-Game Series: UF trails 0-6 (UF Home: 0-2; Away: 0-4; Neutral: 0-0)
  • Streak: Missouri is the only team in the SEC the Gators have yet to earn a win.

Gators and Tigers for 3

  • Florida and Missouri sit one-two, respectively, in the SEC (all games) for three-point field goals made per game.
  • The Gators enter Monday’s game averaging 8.5 per game, while the Tigers connect on 7.9 per game.
  • In SEC games, however, UF averages just 6.7 per game, while MU hits 8.8.

Florida vs. Ranked Teams

  • Florida has lost its last 10 games against nationally ranked teams, including four this season: Florida State (Nov. 17), Ohio State (Dec. 6), Mississippi State (Jan. 25) and Georgia (Jan. 28).

Close Ones

  • Overall this season, the Gators have played 11 games decided by 10 points or less (4-7 record overall, 1-5 SEC).

“Chuck it from the Cheap Seats!”

  • The Gators are listening to Coach Cam Newbauer’s approach to shooting and has told every member of the team to “chuck it from the cheap seats!” (Coach is a HUGE movie guy and the quote is from “Hoosiers”)
  • The Gators reset the program record for threes in a game twice already. The new standard stands at 17 after the Nov. 23 performance against Savannah State.
  • The team canned 15 three-pointers vs. Richmond (11/21/17) to first break the program record for threes in a game, which was 13 at Arkansas, Feb. 1, 2009.
  • Four of the top five single-game records for threes have come under Cam.

Gators for THREEEEEE!

  • Entering Monday’s game, the Gators are averaging 8.5 three-pointers per game and converting at a 31.5 percent clip.
  • Thru games played Feb. 1, UF ranks tied-No. 31 in the country in threes per game; and No. 24 in total three-pointers made (187).
  • Florida has converted double-digit threes in NINE games this year, most recently 10 vs. Kentucky (Jan. 11).

You Hit a 3 … and You Hit a 3 …

  • It took just six games for TEN of the 11 players on the scholarship roster to hit at least one trey this season.
  • SIX different Gators have totaled double-digit three-pointers this season.

If the season ended today after playing just 22 games …

  • The Gators’ 187 three-pointers would be the fifth-most in a season in program history.
  • UF is one trey shy of tying for the fourth-most (188 in 33 games by 2014 team), eight away from equaling No. 3 (195 in 35 games in 2011), 33 shy of No. 2 (220 in 32 games in 2010) and 34 threes from tying the most in program history (221 in 32 games in 2009).
  • Florida’s 31.5 percent 3-point shooting effort would rank as the NINTH best in a season in program history.

What Else do the Gators do well?

Aside from hitting the three at an SEC-leading rate (all games):

  • Florida DOES NOT FOUL: The Gators rank No. 2 in the country in staying out of foul trouble, being whistled for just 12.6 fouls per game. It wasn’t until Florida’s 16th game of the season that a Gator (Delicia Washington) fouled out – and that didn’t happen until there was 2:45 remaining in the second-overtime period at Ole Miss!
  • REBOUND: Florida ranks No. 21 in the country for rebounds per game and No. 1 in SEC Games for rebounding offense.
  • Individually, Haley Lorenzen (No. 7), Delicia Washington (No. 4) and Paulina Hersler (No. 12) each rank among the SEC’s top-11 for rebounds per game.

What Just Happened

  • Last Sunday, the Gators battled through their 11th game decided by 10 points or less and came up on the short end of a 66-57 decision to No. 21 Georgia.
  • Florida held a 42-35 lead entering the fourth quarter where Georgia outscored the Gators 31-15 to win its seventh consecutive game while handing the Gators their second straight setback.
  • The Lady Bulldogs scored the first eight points of the deciding final quarter that featured five lead changes and one tied score. Florida called a timeout after losing the lead for the first time since there was 5:32 remaining in the second quarter.
  • The Dawgs scored their final 10 points of the game came from the free throw line in the last 33.6 seconds to seal the win, as the Gators were able to counter each Georgia possession with two points but weren’t able to make up any ground.

Gator Watch

  • Through 22 games, Florida is averaging 68.2 points per game, with all five starters averaging double-figure scoring.
  • Top two Gator scorers: Funda Nakkasoglu (14.6 ppg) and Haley Lorenzen (12.5 ppg)
  • Top two rebounders: Haley Lorenzen (9.5 pg) and Delicia Washington (9.2 pg)
  • Assists leaders: Delicia Washington (75 total, 3.4 pg) and Dyandria Anderson (66 total, 3.0 pg)

 Who’s Hot!

  • During the last FOUR gamesHaley Lorenzen and Delicia Washington both are averaging double-doubles, with Lorenzen’s 12.0 points and 10.0 rebounds and Washington’s 10.3 ppg and 10.5 rpg.

 As a Team, What’s Hot and What’s Not

  • HOT: Rebounding! Over the last four games, Florida holds a +10.0 rebounding advantage. The Gators have won the rebounding battle in the last six games. The last time they were outrebounded was versus Alabama (Jan. 4).
  • NOT: Over the last four games, Florida is averaging just 4.5 three-pointers per game and connecting on them at just a 22.0 percent clip.

Gator Game Day at Glance

  • Who: Florida (10-12, 2-7 SEC) at #15 Missouri (17-5, 5-4 SEC)
  • Where: Mizzou Arena (15,061), Columbia, Mo.
  • When: Mon., February 5 * 7 pm ET/6 pm CT

Game Notes

Gator Game Coverage & More!

  • Television: SEC Network with Brenda VanLengen & Carol Ross
  • Streaming Video: SEC Network + (WatchESPN app)


  • Internet Scoring: LIVE thru
  • Radio: ESPN Gainesville 98.1FM / 850AM WRUF and WFXJ-AM930 (Jacksonville) with Kyle Crooks & Brittany Davis
  • Internet Audio: link thru (FREE)



Gator Pronunciations for this Release:

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


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