Amazing Game: Florida Against Alabama

By: Ally White

Tonight the SEC conference play opens as the Alabama Crimson Tide play host to the Florida Gators. The Gators come into this game with a overall record of 13-2, and the team has succeed in its last two games. Florida was very last in action on Wednesday when they beat High Point 88-70. While for Alabama, they are coming in with Friday's 93-79 win over Chicago State. Alabama have a record of 11-4 overall, counting 8-2 at home. The Crimson Tide possesses a 72-54 lead above Florida in the all-time series among the teams, but Florida has won 10 of the previous 12 games.

By means of all five starters departed back-to-back national championship teams, the Gators has been obligated to play a cluster of freshman's during the initial 15 games of this season. Providentially, those inexperienced individuals have demonstrated to be awake to the challenge. The player Nick Calathes is positioning with 14.8 ppg, and he is also in the top with 86 assists and 26 steals. Marreese Speights is mostly of his time in the paint, and he is contributing with 14.5 ppg (64.3 percent shooting) along with 7.6 rpg and 22 blocks. The third and flast double-digit scorer for Florida is Chandler Parsons, scoring 10.1 ppg off the bench. As a team, the Gators are scoring 80.9 ppg though permiting 60.5 ppg to the opposite team. Recently over High Point, Speights contributed with 24 points and had 15 rebounds, while Calathes pounded with 15 points and six rebounds.

Alabama relies greatly Richard Hendrix, who has been exceptional through the earliest 15 games of this season. Hendrix scoring 19.1 ppg and is shooting 63.2 percent from the floor next to 10.1 rpg., Hendrix with his intimidating defensive end, has blocked 30 shots and distorted numerous more. For the other side the player Alonzo Gee is helping with 15.9 ppg along with 8.3 rpg, and Mykal Riley is contributing with 13.7 ppg. As a team, the Crimson Tides are scoring 78.6 ppg overall whereas letting 71.9 ppg to the opponent. In the triumph against Chicago State last game, five players scored in double numbers for Alabama, and Hendrix guided with 13 rebounds and 19 points. Riley scored 18 points and 9 rebounds for Alabama. The team ended with a 46-31 rebounding plus.

It will be amusing to observe Hendrix and Speights fighting in the paint. Alabama have home court advantage but Florida is more than talented to succeed in this game.

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