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Gators take on Gamecocks on Wednesday

GAINESVILLE -- The newly ranked Florida Gators travel to Columbia, S.C., on Wednesday for a Southeastern Conference away game against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

No.24 UF is undefeated in SEC play and currently tied with Kentucky for first place in the SEC East. LINK TO SEC STANDINGS UF is the SEC's lone representative in The Associated Press Top 25. There are no SEC teams ranked in the coaches' poll.

Florida's current 10-game winning streak has been fueled by the offensive output of guard Nick Calathes, who is averaging 21.3 ppg in SEC play. The Gators (16-2, 3-0) have won five straight against South Carolina and 14 of the last 16 meetings between the two team.

BY THE NUMBERS
4 The number of starters who have positive assist-to-turnover ratios: Nick Calathes, Walter Hodge, Dan Werner and Chandler Parsons.

8 Since being out-rebounded by a large margin (24 rebounds) in its the SEC opener, UF has out-rebounded its last two opponents by eight rebounds per game.

23.6 Over the last seven games Florida has held its opponents to just 23.6 percent from beyond the three-point line (30-of-127).

61.5 In the Gators' most recent win against Arkansas, UF made just 17.6 percent of its shots from three-point range in the first half. Led by Calathes and freshman point guard Erving Walker (7-of-10 combined), UF made 61.5 percent of its three-point attempts (8-of-13) over the final 20 minutes.

STARTING LINE-UPS
FLORIDA (16-2, 3-0)
F Dan Werner (9.4p/4.5r)
F Chandler Parsons (8.7p/5.3r)
C Alex Tyus (12.7 p/6.5r)
G Nick Calathes (17.7p/6.7a)
G Walter Hodge (7.7p/2.2a)

SOUTH CAROLINA (12-4, 1-2)
F Dominique Archie (11.6p/7.3r)
F/C Mike Holmes (11.4p/8.1r)
G Devan Downey (19.6p/4.3a)
G Zam Fredrick (16.3p/3.1r)
G Brandis Raley-Ross (6.7p/3.4r)

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