Winners of five consecutive games, the Florida Gators are in the driver's seat of the SEC East at 10-2. Starting tonight against Georgia, the Gators are not just playing for the division and conference title. They are also playing for a good NCAA seed and a chance to start the tournament in Tampa.
Chandler Parsons could play tonight after missing UF's victory over LSU with a deep thigh bruise. However, if he does play, you cannot expect him to be 100 percent. Against LSU, we saw the value of Parsons as he rode the bench. When the Tigers made their late run, Florida had no one to turn to in order to stop the bleeding.
Georgia enters the game as a likely NCAA team, with an 18-8 record and 7-5 in the league. Without Parsons, the Bulldogs have a size and experience advantage. If Casey Prather gets the start at the 3, he would matchup against UGA's Travis Leslie, who is averaging 14 points and seven rebounds per game. The Bulldogs' Trey Thompkins continues to be their main force, leading the team with 16 points per game. He will be the biggest problem for Florida on defense.
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