No. 20 Florida vs. Baylor

 

When: Saturday, 12 p.m.

Where: Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville.

TV: ESPN

Probable lineups

Gators (14-6)

25 Keith Stone, F, 6-8

8.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg

13 Kevarrius Hayes, C, 6-9

5.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg

4 Egor Koulechov, G, 6-5

14.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg

5 KeVaughn Allen, G, 6-2

11.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg

11 Chris Chiozza, G, 6-0

12.2 ppg, 6.2 apg

Bears (12-8)

0 Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., F, 7-0

15.3 ppg, 9.4 rpg

25 Tristan Clark, F, 6-9

8.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg

11 Mark Vital, G, 6-5

7.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg

20 Manu Lecomte, G, 5-11

16.6 ppg, 3.4 apg

22 King McClure, G, 6-3

9.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg

The skinny: The Gators play in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge for the fifth time, against a team it has faced only one before. … UF’s only previous game against Baylor was in a holiday tournament in 1981, losing 72-71. Ronnie Williams had 26 points and 10 rebounds in that game. … Florida is 3-1 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, and has won the last two games by an average margin of nearly 25 points. UF routed Oklahoma on the road 84-52 last year and dispatched West Virginia at home 89-71 the year before. … Both teams are coming off close home losses in key conference games. Florida lost 77-72 to South Carolina on Wednesday, leading by nine points early in the second half before the Gamecocks rallied. Egor Koulechov and Jalen Hudson had 16 points each. … Baylor lost to Kansas State 90-83. … The Gator will have a quick turnaround before playing at Georgia on Tuesday, and returns home Feb. 3 to face Alabama.