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South Carolina @ Florida Basketball

Dear Gators,

Please win tonight.

Love, mlmintampa

In all seriousness, Florida (18-4, 5-2) needs a fantastic performance tonight against a South Carolina (16-4, 5-2) team that outplayed the Gators down the stretch in their last meeting. In that game on January 21, not only did the Gamecocks hit a breakaway layup to win the game, they rallied from a seven point deficit with 1:36 left after the Gators couldn't hit late free throws.

After looking good against Vandy and Georgia, every deficiency the Gators had was exposed against Tennessee. They are slightly better than last season and still rely too much on Calathes. They can survive tonight and take the weekend off. Their next game is in a week at Kentucky.