The Florida Gators will be facing the first of two SEC home games against Florida State, and the game is likely to be a game that will have a lot of attention.
That attention is in part because the Florida Gators have been struggling this season and it has resulted in a lot more losses than wins.
The Gators have lost six games in a row, and they are in a very competitive division.
That’s a lot to get used to.
Florida State is a very talented team, but they’re also a team that has had some injuries this year.
If Florida State gets off to a slow start, they might struggle to get back to the level of play that we saw at the end of last season.
In fact, the Seminoles are now 0-3 on the road this season.
Florida has had six straight losses and seven straight home losses, but it’s still the program that has played well at home in recent years.
Florida is 6-1 at home and 6-0 at Florida State.
Florida’s last three losses came to ranked opponents, but this year’s team has been very successful on the defensive end of the court.
Florida led the country in points allowed per possession last season, and Florida State was No. 1 in that category.
The Seminoles allowed just 39.3 points per game last season in a league that is very stacked at the defensive ends.
The defense was very stout on both ends of the floor, allowing just 19.6 points per 100 possessions on the offensive end.
That was the third-best mark in the country, and it was also the second-best defensive efficiency mark in Big Ten Conference play.
The offensive side of the ball was a bit more shaky, allowing an average of just 34.7 points per contest.
The only area where Florida’s defense was better than its offense was on the glass.
The Florida offense was third in the nation in three-point percentage defense, allowing a whopping 51.5 percent of opponents to score on them.
The best defensive player on the team was leading scorer and leader of the team, point guard Jahlil Okafor, who is averaging a team-high 17.6 three-pointers per game.
OkaFOR has been the focal point of Florida’s offense all season, as he has been averaging 17.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game while leading the team in assists.
Florida was a very dangerous team on the break, especially when OkaFor was on it.
Okifor shot 41.3 percent from three-points range, which ranked sixth in the ACC.
That is just a very good shooting season for a freshman.
Florida had four players who were double-digit scoring from beyond the arc, but OkaAndon is leading that group with 11.4 points per minute.
Florida also had a big scoring day from its bench, as sophomore guard Malik Zaire and freshman forward Jahlils Harkless each scored double figures.
Zaire is averaging 9.8 points per half on the season, which is third in Florida history, and Harkles is averaging 12.6 per half.
It will be interesting to see how much more Florida can build on this season with Oka For and Zaire, but Zaire will certainly be the guy that the Gators are counting on to have a big year in 2016-17.
For Florida, it’s time to turn things around.
Florida will face a much different team in the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night, and this will be a big game for the Gators.
Florida could use a good start to its season.
The SEC East is now tied at 1-1 and will likely be in the hunt for a playoff spot.
The Falcons have a good chance to win their first division title in more than a decade, and that’s going to be crucial for Florida’s future.
The most important thing for Florida to remember is that it has to win the SEC West and make the ACC Tournament.