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Florida Can Clinch Outright SEC Regular Season Title With Win Over Vanderbilt on Wednesday

Kim Klement-USA Today Sports

Over the weekend, the Florida Gators moved one step closer to locking up the No. 1 seed within the upcoming SEC Tournament.

At 13-3 in the league, the Gators currently hold at least a share of the conference’s regular season title and the only team that has any chance at catching them is the 11-5 Kentucky Wildcats. One win however, and the regular season title belongs to Billy Donovan and Florida.

On Wednesday night, the Gators will play host to Vanderbilt as part of the program’s “Senior Night” where star performers Erik Murphy, Mike Rosario and Kenny Boynton will all be honored. Albeit, their final game in Gainesville, the senior trio is hoping to lock up the regular season title outright simply with a victory.

Wednesday night marks the first such meeting between the two teams this season, but it is very apparent who the favorite in this one is. Vanderbilt enters the game with a sub .500 record both overall and within the conference, so it appears that barring any sort of major upset, the Gators will lock up the outright regular season crown on Wednesday night.

By clinching at least a share of the title, Donovan has now won five regular season titles since taking over the Gators’ program. It is Florida first such title since 2011.

Florida has not won the SEC Tournament since 2007.

 

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