The 14th ranked Gator men’s basketball team faces its last non conference opponent before starting SEC play tonight when it hosts Alabama Birmingham; you can hear the game live on WRUF Sports Radio 850 starting at 6:25pm.
Florida will face a UAB team that made the NCAA Tournament a year ago as a first four at large team. The Blazers finished 22-9 a year ago but return only two starters from that squad.
A player to watch for UAB is 6’10” senior center Cameron Moore, who averages a double-double at 14.6 points a game and 11.5 rebounds. He is a legitimate candidate for Conference USA Player of the Year honors. Sophomore forward Jordan Swing averages 10.7 points a game and is the only other Blazer scoring in double figures.
Florida comes into the game off a home win against Yale and stands 11-3 on the season while the Blazers are 5-7 on the year.
The Gators will open SEC play this Saturday with a road game at Tennessee.