The Cats travel to Florida tomorrow, coming off of their unexpected loss at Ole Miss Tuesday night. This will be the MOST hostile place they will have played this season. Tough crowds at UNC, Bama, Georgia & Ole Miss ( all cat losses) won’t hold a candle to what they’ll see tomorrow at 9 pm. Also, this will be the most formidable front line they will have faced since UNC. Alex Tyus and Vernon Macklin have both the size & gerth to frustrate the Cats inside game. Josh Harrellson, where have you been buddy??? Since the Louisville game he’s been sort of a ghost in the post, and with NO depth at the center position, its been really tough on the Cats.
The bright spot through the tough road losses is that the Cats don’t die easily, they may get down 15-20 points but they battle back behind the sharp shooting of Lamb & Knight and (when he decides to take a shot) Darius Miller.
I don’t know if the Cats want to come out & trail by 15 to the Gators because 15 could turn into 25 in a hurry. The Cats must control the tempo and not get into a hurry and panic if Florida makes an early run. Gut check time in Gainesville, Florida tomorrow evening and we’re going to learn a lot about these young Cats. I look for the Cats to battle away, but come up a little short on the road once again. The Gators have 3 things that the Cats have to face that are their Achilles heel… Height, shooting ability, and the home court.
Gators 78 Cats 70.
GO BIG BLUE!!!