33 Nick Calathes (PG, 6-6/194, SO)
15 Walter Hodge (G, 6-0/170, SR)
25 Chandler Parsons (F 6-9/213, SO)
21 Dan Werner (F, 6-8/230, JR)
23 Alex Tyus (F/C, 6-8/220, SO)
11 Erving Walker (PG, 5-8/160, FR)
03 Ray Shipman (G/F, 6-5/212, FR)
24 Allan Chaney (F, 6-8/230, FR)
30 Kenny Kadji (F/C, 6-10/245, FR)
Nick Calathes: One of the top point guards in the country, Calathes is leading Florida in scoring (15.7), assists (6.7), and steals (2.2). At 6-foot-6, he is a tough matchup for opposing point guards and is extremely talented. He will give NC State problems.
Alex Tyus: The sophomore big man has been a nice surprise for the Gators, as he is averaging 14.2 points and 6.8 boards. He is really developing into a formidable presence in the paint.
Florida Game Notes
The series dates back to 1921, however, this is the first time since Dec. 17, 1938 that the two schools are meeting in the regular season.
UF is 13-9 all-time under Billy Donovan against the ACC, however, has dropped three straight meetings with ACC opponents after winning three in a row.
Florida has won 14 non-conference home games in a row and is 39-1 at home during non-conference play over the past four seasons.
The Gators are 7-0 at home this season and in the second game of a four-game home stand.
UF finished its road portion of its non-conference schedule 4-2 (4-1 neutral, 0-1 away) UF is 58-6 at home over the last four seasons During the Gators' current five-game winning streak, they have been lighting it up offensively.
Florida is averaging 84.6 ppg, hitting 51.4 percent from the floor and is averaging 8.8 three-pointers made per game Florida has taken care of the ball in its five-game winning streak with the exception of the second half of Sunday's game, dishing out 103 assists (20.6 apg) to just 53 turnovers (10.6 tpg)
Nick Calathes continues to put up solid numbers for the Gators and has scored 15+ in nine of 13 games, including a season-high 23 on Tuesday.
He leads UF in scoring at 15.7 ppg and assists at 6.7 apg.
Calathes moved into all-time top 10 in assists on Tuesday, moving his career total to 308.
Alex Tyus has stepped up offensively over the past 10 games and has had four 20-point games and two double-doubles in that stretch.
Tyus is averaging 16.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and hitting 68.3 percent over the last 10 games.