However, the Gators may not even need to do that. Currently, Alabama and Kentucky trail Florida in the SEC standings by two games, so Florida will obviously receive a share at the title even if it did lose its last two games. However, as long as the Gators win one of their last two games, they will be crowned the outright SEC champs. Billy Donovan’s team would obviously like to win out, though, including in the conference tournament so that Florida can try and make a claim at receiving a No. 1 seed in the big dance.
The Gators already beat Kentucky once this season in blowout fashion by the score of 69-52, but this time they will have to travel to Lexington, which should be a much closer game. At the same time, Florida is finally back at full strength and this is a very hard team to beat when it is playing on all cylinders.
Florida has not played Vanderbilt yet this year, but that game will be played at home and the Commodores are having a down year to say the least.
The Gators have lost two out of four, but both games came on the road to very good teams. Expect the full strength Gators to wrap up the regular season title against Vanderbilt this Wednesday, but they will still be very motivated to sweep their rival come this Saturday.