South Carolina 71

(12-10, 3-6 SEC)

(7) Florida 67

(20-3, 6-3 SEC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 8, 2006

    Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida

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    SCAR 39 3271
    #7FLA 37 3067

    Top Performers

    South Carolina: T. Kelley 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl

    Florida: J. Noah 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    No. 6 Florida can win 21st straight home game vs. So. Carolina

    South Carolina (11-10) at No. 6 Florida (20-2) 7:00 pm EST

    GAINESVILLE, Florida (Ticker) -- Accurate shooting and home dominance has propelled No. 6 Florida to rank among the nation's elite teams.

    The Gators try to extend the country's second-longest home court winning streak to 21 straight games and extract some revenge Wednesday when they host South Carolina in a Southeastern Conference clash.

    Florida (20-2, 6-2 SEC), which trails only Gonzaga for consecutive home victories (34), can tie a school record with 11 in a row at home against SEC opponents. The Gators have won the last seven home encounters against the Gamecocks.

    Taurean Green scored 29 points and Joakim Noah added 26 for Florida, which recorded its eighth straight 20-win season Saturday with a 95-80 victory over Kentucky.

    The Gators lead the nation in field goal percentage (52.5) and is hitting 40.1 percent from the arc (170-of-424). They are beating their opponents by an average of 19.7 points and have won 40 in a row when scoring at least 80 points.

    Although they have lost three of their last four, the Gamecocks (11-10, 2-6) handed the Gators their second defeat of the season in their previous meeting, 68-62, on January 25.

    Tarence Kinsey scored 19 points and Renaldo Balkman added 14 to help South Carolina end a nine-game losing streak in the series.

    Since then, the Gamecocks have lost to Tennessee and Arkansas. Kinsey scored 14 points for South Carolina in Saturday's 73-59 defeat against the Razorbacks.


    School Info

    Conference SEC SEC
    Nickname Gamecocks Gators
    Type Public Public

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