Florida faces tough test vs No. 10 LSU
No. 10 LSU (24-5, 14-2) vs. Florida (17-12, 9-7)
Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 10 LSU presents a tough challenge for Florida. Florida has won one of its six games against ranked opponents this season. LSU has moved up to No. 10 in the latest AP rankings following wins over Texas A&M and Alabama last week.
FABULOUS FRESHMEN: Florida’s Andrew Nembhard, Keyontae Johnson and Noah Locke have collectively scored 38 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 40 percent of all Gators scoring over the last five games.
TERRIFIC TREMONT: Tremont Waters has connected on 33.1 percent of the 142 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 17 over the last five games. He’s also made 79.1 percent of his free throws this season.
WINNING WHEN: Florida is a perfect 12-0 when it scores at least 71 points. The Gators are 5-12 when scoring any fewer than that.
STREAK STATS: LSU has won its last eight road games, scoring 82.1 points, while allowing 75.1 per game.
DID YOU KNOW: The LSU offense has scored 81.8 points per game, the 24th-highest figure in Division I. Florida has only averaged 68.3 points per game, which ranks 258th nationally.