The Florida Gators visit the Connecticut Huskies on Monday. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. ET. Links to the live radio broadcast and the live stream are provided below.
Despite a 7-0 record, Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie wants his team to do better. The team's last three games haven't instilled confidence in Ollie, who saw his team win against Boston College and Indiana by a combined three points in the 2K Sports Classic. The Huskies followed it up with a lackluster 76-66 win on Tuesday against Loyola-Md, who almost came back to win the game.
"We get up 15 points and then we give the lead up again," Ollie said, via ESPN. "I want to get up 15 points and then I want to go up 25 points. I don't want to go back down to five. And that's the way we've been playing in some of these games and great teams don't do that."
Connecticut would need more production from their entire rotation. Senior guard Shabazz Napier leads the Huskies in all major categories with 15.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game.
The Huskies have struggled in rebounding, and it won't get easier when they host Florida. The Gators (6-1) have been dominant on the glass with 14.0 offensive rebounds per game and a five-game streak of outrebounding their opponents, according to ESPN.
Florida's only loss of the season came against Wisconsin on Nov. 9. Since their 59-53 defeat, Florida has strung together five straight wins. The Gators' escaped with their last win on Friday with a 67-66 victory over Florida State.
Production for Florida is more balanced when compared to Connecticut. Forward Casey Prather leads the team with 19.1 points per game, forward Dorian Finney-Smith leads with 8.6 rebounds per game and guard Scottie Wilbekin leads with 7.5 assists per game.