Providence 67

(6-2, 0-1 away)

(7) Florida 85

(8-2, 8-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 6, 2006

    Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida

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    PROV 34 3367
    #7FLA 40 4585

    Top Performers

    Providence: W. Efejuku 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Florida: A. Horford 21 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Florida tries to remain perfect against Providence

    Providence (6-1) at No. 7 Florida (7-2) 7:00 pm EST

    GAINESVILLE, Florida (Ticker) -- Shorthanded Florida seeks a 4-0 all-time record against Providence on Wednesday.

    The seventh-ranked Gators are coming off a 70-66 setback to Florida State on Sunday. Florida was without swingman Corey Brewer, who missed his second straight game due to a battle with mononucleosis, and Joakim Noah was slowed by the flu.

    Taurean Green scored 21 points and Walter Hodge added 17 for the Gators, who committed 19 turnovers.

    Meanwhile, the Friars have won five straight contests. They posted a 67-50 victory over Fairfield on Monday. Freshman Dwain Williams netted 19 points and Herbert Hill added 18 and five blocks.

    Weyinmi Efejuku had 17 points for Providence, which drilled 9-of-14 3-pointers.

    Florida made it three straight wins over Providence with an 87-77 decision exactly one year ago. Gators coach Billy Donovan played for Providence from 1983-87 and helped lead the Friars to the Final Four his senior year.

    The Friars are just 8-13 all-time versus Southeastern Conference opponents.


    School Info

    Conference Big East SEC
    Nickname Friars Gators
    Type Private Public

    2006-07 Season

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