Skip to Content, Navigation, or Footer.
We inform. You decide.
Sunday, August 14, 2022

"MsoNormal">

"font-size: 12pt; font-family:">Who/When/Where: UF (16-10, 5-6 SEC)

vs. South Carolina (13-13, 2-9 SEC), Sunday, 1 p.m., Gainesville,

O' Connell Center

"MsoNormal">Last Time

Out:

"font-size: 12pt; font-family:">UF won 75-73 vs. Arkansas on Feb.

17

Enjoy what you're reading? Get content from The Alligator delivered to your inbox

"MsoNormal">South

Carolina lost 58-54 vs. Mississippi State on

Thursday

"MsoNormal">Last

Meeting:

"MsoNormal">Jan. 27 :

UF defeated South Carolina 60-57 in Columbia

"MsoNormal">Projected

Starters:

"MsoNormal">South

Carolina:

"MsoNormal">G Demetress

Adams (6-4, Jr.)

"font-size: 12pt; font-family:">

"MsoNormal">G Lakesha

Tolliver (6-3, Sr.)

"font-size: 12pt; font-family:">

"MsoNormal">C Ilona

Burgrova (6-6, Sr.)

"font-size: 12pt; font-family:">

"MsoNormal">G Brionna

Dickerson (5-9, Jr.)

"font-size: 12pt; font-family:">

"MsoNormal">G Jordan

Jones (5-9, Fr.)

"font-size: 12pt; font-family:">

"MsoNormal">

"font-size: 12pt; font-family:">UF:

"MsoNormal">F Marshae

Dotson (5-11, Jr.)

"MsoNormal">F Sharielle

Smith (5-10, So.)

"MsoNormal">G Jennifer

Mossor (5-9, So.)

"MsoNormal">G Sha

Brooks (5-7, Jr.)

"MsoNormal">G Depree

Bowden (5-11, Sr.)

"MsoNormal">Why South

Carolina Might Win:

"MsoNormal">The

Gamecocks will feature Lakesha Tolliver who did not play in the

team's first meeting due to "exertional headaches." South

Carolina's starting lineup now features three players taller than

six feet and that could provide some difficult matchups for UF.

Gators coach Amanda Butler said Tollier is the Gamecocks' most

physical post player and rebounding will be a key factor to the

outcome of the game.

"MsoNormal">Why UF

Might Win:

"MsoNormal">Because

this is another must-win game as the Gators fight to remain on the

NCAA Tournament. UF will look to ride the advantage of playing in

the O' Dome as it looks for its third straight home victory. The

Gators will need to dominate the boards - they are 13-4 when they

outrebound their opponents. While rebounds can lead to points, this

stat really is an indication of aggression and toughness -two

things UF usually relies on to win games.

"MsoNormal">Final

Word:

"font-size: 12pt; font-family:">Expect lone senior Depree Bowden to

play inspired in possibly her last game in the O'Connell Center.

She will be honored with her parents before the game. … The Gators

have been great in close games so far this season - they are 8-2 in

games decided by 6 points or less. … Defenses have really been

clamping down on UF forward Marshae Dotson lately, but she says it

hasn't bothered her. She doesn't mind being a decoy if her

teammates are knocking down open shots … While this team is good in

close games, it isn't particularly good at coming back after huge

deficits. The Gators haven't won a game when they've trailed by

more than 11 points - and that was against Prairie View, not

exactly an SEC-caliber team. … With an RPI of 37, UF continues to

fight for a bid to the NCAA Tournament. This isn't a game the

Gators can afford to lose. With the extra days of practice due to

the midweek bye, expect a fresh team highly motivated by Butler and

willing to work hard for Bowden, its leader.

Support your local paper
Donate Today
The Independent Florida Alligator has been independent of the university since 1971, your donation today could help #SaveStudentNewsrooms. Please consider giving today.

Powered by SNworks Solutions by The State News
All Content © 2022 The Independent Florida Alligator and Campus Communications, Inc.