Florida basketball looks to snap losing streak against Vanderbilt


Florida opens SEC play against Vanderbilt today, looking to snap a five-game losing streak to the Commodores, while continuing the current five-game SEC opener win streak. Both teams are coming off of two straight wins.

Vanderbilt is the only SEC opponent head coach Mike White hasn't been able to beat.

"Our guys understand that Vandy has gotten the better of us the last couple years, but if we’re thinking about that then we’re thinking about the wrong things,” White said before Friday's practice. “We need to think about this year’s Vandy team and how to defend them, and how to shoot the ball with more confidence, have better floor balance, all those things."

The Gators could be without junior guard Jalen Hudson who's sick and had limited participation during yesterday's practice. That's a big loss to the already thin roster. Hudson leads the team in scoring with 18.2 points per game and is third best in defensive rebounds with 42.

Hudson is considered a game time decision in addition to sophomore center Gorjok Gak who was sidelined during practice due to a knee injury.

The 8-4 Gators face the 5-7 Commodores today at 4 p.m. in Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center.

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