0-14 Vanderbilt awaits to ambush Florida

Florida freshman forward Keyontae Johnson gets fouled by Vanderbilt forward Matt Ryan (32) during the Feb. 13 game at the O'Connell Center. The Gators won 66-57. [Lauren Bacho/Gainesville Sun]

WHO: Florida (16-11, 8-6) vs. Vanderbilt (9-18, 0-14)

WHERE: Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST, SEC Network

BOTTOM LINE: Vanderbilt looks for its fifth straight win over Florida at Memorial Gym. The last victory for the Gators at Vanderbilt was a 57-54 win on Feb. 25, 2014.

FAB 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 44 percent of all Gators scoring over the last five games.

ACCURATE ALLEN: KeVaughn Allen has connected on 34.7 percent of the 147 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 6 for 18 over his last three games. He’s also made 88.5 percent of his foul shots this season.

WINLESS WHEN: Vanderbilt is 0-17 this year when it scores 75 points or fewer and 9-1 when it scores at least 76.

UNDEFEATED WHEN: Florida is a perfect 11-0 when it scores at least 71 points. The Gators are 5-11 when scoring any fewer than 71.

DID YOU KNOW: The Florida defense has allowed only 63.5 points per game to opponents, which is the 18th-best mark in the country. The Vanderbilt offense has averaged just 70.7 points through 27 games (ranked 211th among Division I teams).


  1. God I hate playing Vanderbilt. Never good enough to feel good about a victory and they bore opponents into playing their worst. The best we get is relief if we can actually win. That stupid gym is like playing in a convention center.

  2. I will never understand how it’s legal to change where the benches are like that. It’s like if someone’s home football stadium gave each team their own half of the field and the other side was unused. And yes, the head coach can go up the line within the standard coaching box, but he can’t talk to assistants/support staff like he can at literally every other stadium in the nation. Hopefully after the scare by a very bad Mizzou team, this team realizes the importance of playing well and showing up in every game. I agree w/ the announcers the other night when they said at some point this season, Vandy is gonna get a win. Outside of home vs Arkansas, this is their best shot in their last 5 games.

  3. I have to chime in with my two pennies about Vanderbilt’s gym. Hate it. Hate to watch them play anyone at home. If there is a game on our schedule where we need to come out hot and play tough defense throughout the contest, it’s definitely this one.