In the two games since they’ve been back on the court, they’ve earned a pair of SEC wins, first dominating Vanderbilt in a 19-point win on the road and then taking down a strong LSU team at home by four on Saturday.
Florida’s off to a good start in conference play, but if it wants to push its record to 3-0, it has a tough challenge ahead. Next up is Alabama, one of only two teams other than UF who is still unbeaten in conference play (the other being Kentucky).
The Crimson Tide are 7-3, with losses coming at the hands of Stanford, Clemson and Western Kentucky. In their last outing, though, they earned their most impressive win of the season by far, upsetting No. 7 Tennessee on the road 71-63.
This UA team has strong guard play under second-year coach Nate Oats, but this should be a team that the Gators match up well against. If they’re going to get the win over Alabama tonight, here are three things they need to do.