TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Florida and Alabama enter their Southeastern Conference battle on Tuesday undefeated in conference play and they are both hoping to stay that way at the end of the night.
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The pair will meet at the Coleman Coliseum, in Tuscaloosa, with the game time slated for 7 p.m. ET. ESPN2 will provide the live nationally broadcasting coverage with WatchESPN and the ESPN App providing the live streaming, which is available using the Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, or any other streaming devices. Live Stats | Listen to Live | LINE: ALA -3.0
The Gators (5-1, 2-0 SEC) have won two straight since losing to then-No. 20 Florida State on Dec. 12 and have also won four of the past five games overall. Since losing to the Seminoles, Florida beat Vanderbilt and LSU to start league play.
For Alabama (7-3, 2-0), it enters this contest on a three-game winning streak since the surprising loss to Western Kentucky on Dec. 19. The Crimson Tide upset then-No. 7 Tennessee on Jan. 2 for its biggest win of the season so far and it was the perfect preparation for their home showdown with the improving Florida.
According to Automated Insights, Herbert Jones, Jaden Shackelford, John Petty Jr., and Jordan Bruner have combined to score 57 percent of Alabama’s points this year.
Jahvon Quinerly is averaging 13.0 points and shooting 48.0% from the field, while Shackelford is averaging 13.0 points and 4.7 rebounds. John Petty Jr. is scoring 12.7 points with 5.6 rebounds and Bruner is putting in 6.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and team-bests 1.4 blocks and steals per game for the Crimson Tide.
Florida remains without leading forward Keyontae Johnson, who is back with the team and working as a coach in practice as part of his recovery, following the unfortunate incident in which he collapsed on the court at Florida State and needing emergency medical attention on Dec. 12.
With Johnson sidelined, Tre Mann is leading the way with 15.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. He’s made 44% of the 25 3-point shots attempted and has made 10 of 23 over the last five games, according to Automated Insights.
Scottie Lewis is averaging 14.0 points and 5.2 rebounds, while shooting 53.3 percent from the field.