Since losing to Vandy 60-59 on January 26, the Gators have gone 4-3 with wins over West Virginia, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Georgia. Most recently, Florida fell at South Carolina on Saturday.
Forward Dorian Finney-Smith leads the Gators in scoring. In the win over Florida back in January, the 'Dores held Finney-Smith to just 12 points. Two other players average in double digits for the Gators.
Finney-Smith and forward Justin Leon are both making over 38 percent of their three-point attempts. Six-foot-11 center John Egbunu and Leon are both making over 50 percent of their shots from the field.
Finney-Smith leads his team in rebounding with over 200. Two guards, KeVaughn Allen, the team's second-leading scorer, and Kasey Hill, are the top Gators in steals. Egbunu has the most blocks while backup guard Chris Chiozza has the most assists.
Looking at the Vandy-Florida stats comparison, the Commodores have the edge in points scoring, shooting accuracy, assists and blocks. The Gators have more rebounds, steals and have a stronger RPI.
Vanderbilt is just 21-42 all-time at Florida so winning there will be tough. However, if the Commodores can come up with a solid performance like they had in Knoxville against UT last month, they can win. That means shooting really well and playing great defense - for the entire game.
Tuesday's game tips off at 6 pm central time and can be seen on the SEC Network.