GAINESVILLE -- Two weeks ago, No. 3 Florida smothered Tennessee 67-41, as the Gators defended possessed and frustrated UT's top scorer Jordan McRae all afternoon.
The Volunteers were a frightening 1-of-19 from downtown and held 34 points below their season average.
Florida has been dominant defensively this season, especially inside the comfortable confines of the O'Connell Center, but Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena has been a house of horrors for the Gators for nearly a decade.
UF has dropped seven of eight in Knoxville, last winning 81-75 in 2011.
"It's going to be a different game. I can feel it," senior forward Will Yeguete said. "We know McRae's not going to come in and go 1-for-15 in their place."
The Vols have won four straight at home, averaging nearly 80 points per game with seven made 3-pointers.
"If you look at their numbers at home from the three-point line, they’re pretty incredible," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "They’re not going to shoot that kind of percentage like they did (here). They are a very, very dangerous three-point shooting team and if you look at their home stats, when they’re at home, they are shooting a very high percentage from the three.”
Starting with tonight (7 p.m., ESPN), Florida (21-2, 10-0 SEC) plays four of its next five games on the road, all against the SEC's upper echelon.
Can the Gators extend their 15-game winning streak? Which team is more likely to snap Florida's undefeated record in conference play: Tennessee or No. 12 Kentucky on Saturday?
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