Wisconsin Badgers Should Feel Really Good About Their Chances of Knocking Off Florida Gators

By Trevor Lowry
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The Florida Gators are currently ranked in the top 10, while the Wisconsin Badgers are ranked as high as No. 20. Still, Wisconsin should feel really good about its chances of knocking off the Gators.

I assume Florida will still be short-handed going into that game. It is currently without senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin, Dorian Finney-Smith and Damontre Harris. Freshman Chris Walker was ruled ineligible for the first semester and could join the Gators in December. Hopefully Walker does join the team then because he is a five-star recruit and all.

Everyone is preaching about Florida’s depth, but we cannot see that depth with so many players out. Those players should all be back really soon, but probably not in time for the matchup against Wisconsin on Nov. 12.

The Badgers took on a very talented St. John’s team in the first game of the 2013-14 college basketball season and they won. Five Wisconsin players scored 13 or more points per game in the contest.

Florida is usually a three-point shooting/guard-oriented team, but that may not be the case when everyone is back. The Gators only made two threes last game and Wisconsin made 11.

Wisconsin has a very stingy D and Florida allowed 69 points in the victory over North Florida. Not the most in the world, but the Gators do not have a good defense right now.

The Gators will be a very talented team when at full strength.

They embarrassed Wisconsin last season (won 74-56), but things could be different this year.

I still think Florida will come away with the victory. It still has Patric Young and Casey Prather on the court, among others. It will be interesting to see which team comes out on top, but the Badgers are catching Florida at a very good time and they should feel good about their chances of winning.

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