Florida Set to Welcome Furman on Monday Evening

Furman at Florida
Game Information: 
Nov. 21 | 6 p.m. ET 
Live Stream: 
SEC Network+
Radio: 98.1FM/850AM WRUF
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Game Notes: Media Center
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida women’s basketball will welcome Southern Conference foe, Furman, on Monday evening for a 6 p.m. ET tip-off inside Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
The game will be streamed live on SEC Network+ with Kyle Crooks and Brittany Davis on the call. Ryan Urquhart and Jennifer George will handle radio responsibilities on 98.1FM/850AM WRUF.
It has now been four-consecutive games that the Gators have had four athletes score in double-figures. The Gators haven’t had that much offensive diversity since the 2016-17 season, the last time that Florida had four or more score in double-figures four times in-a-row, which came against Indiana (12/20/16), Florida A&M (12/21/16), Southeastern Louisiana (12/28/16) and Auburn (1/1/2017).
Florida women’s basketball is closing in on their 800th victory as a program, currently holding 791 during their 49-year history. When the Gators accomplish the feat, they will be the 13th SEC to cross the 800-win threshold, with Mississippi State also chasing the accomplishment, owning 775 victories as a program entering the 2022-23 season.
Florida senior guard, KK Deans, is closing in on her 1,000th career point. The West Virginia transfer recorded 788 points with the Mountaineers and currently holds 62 points on the season with the Gators, pushing her career total to 850. She would be the second 1,000-point scorer on the roster, as Leilani Correa scored 1,272 points in her three seasons at St. John’s
Under the leadership of Kelly Rae Finley, Florida’s defense will always be a point of emphasis. Helping to prove that point, the Gators own a perfect 15-0 mark under Finely when holding opponents to 60 points or less.
After the first two games of the season, UF had forced 63 turnovers in addition to recording 38 steals. The 38 steals recorded over the first two games was the most in a two-game span since recording 39 in back-to-back games against Florida A&M and Southeastern Louisiana in 2016, while the 63 forced turnovers were the most since that same period when they recorded 69 in those two matchups.
Following four games, the Gators are second the SEC in turnovers force per game, forcing an average of 25.0, which is good for 24th nationally as well. They have also forced 20 or more turnovers in three of their first four games of the season, the first time since 2015-16 they’ve opened a season with that defensive performance.
The Gators found themselves in a battle with in-state foe, Bethune-Cookman, on Friday. Nina Rickards put up a career-high 21 points to help push the Orange & Blue past the Wildcats, 82-73, following a strong final frame.