Florida coach Billy Donovan said he’s concerned about Sunday’s game against Morehead State, but not just because the Eagles’ four guards. When Ohio State went with a smaller lineup Tuesday, the Buckeyes shredded Florida’s press.
“I’m concerned about their whole team,” Donovan said. “North Carolina A&T had a smaller team and we were able to press effectively. Morehead State brings back Kenneth Faried who is averaging a double-double (17 ppg, 11.3 rpg) and is the preseason conference player of the year. So we’re going to have to be sound in all areas.”
While much attention has been focused on scheduling Ohio State and Kansas State, Morehead is one of eight non-conference opponents who finished with an RPI last March under 100. Others include Kent State (Dec. 9), Fairfield (Dec. 28) and Rhode Island (Jan. 3).
“We have a great reference point with what happened last year against South Alabama (a 67-66 loss),” Donovan said. “I think our schedule is more difficult this year than it was last season. I would be disappointed if our strength of schedule isn’t in the top 10 going into January.”