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Feb 18, 2017; Starkville, MS, USA; Florida Gators guard Kasey Hill (0) goes up for a shot as he is defended Mississippi State Bulldogs forward Aric Holman (35) during the second half of the game at Humphrey Coliseum. Florida won 57-52. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina Mid-Season Slump?

The Florida Gators men’s basketball team is looking to extend its win streak to nine when they host South Carolina on Tuesday. The Gators are coming off of a 57-52 win over Mississippi sate.

While South Carolina seems to be in a mid-season slump losing back-to-back games last week.

Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports.

Carolina Early On:

Carolina Started off the season strong dominating the SEC, beating almost every team, including Florida.

However, a home loss to Alabama seems to have changed this teams momentum. The Gamecocks barely beat Mississippi state on the road. Took another home loss to Arkansas and fell to Vanderbilt Saturday 71-62.

Head coach Frank Martin said every team experiences a slump. He said it would not be normal if a team went through an entire season without experiencing one.

Florida Playing Strong:

The Gators are on an eight-game win streak and have no intentions of letting that go. Florida started off the season strong but back-to-back losses, first to Carolina then Vanderbilt looks to have kicked the Gators into full gear. Florida currently sits atop the SEC standings with Kentucky, a team they dominated at home.

The Matchup:

This will be a game to watch. With Florida playing just as well as any other top team they will be fighting strong to not let this momentum go. Florida is also looking to bounce back from their loss against Carolina earlier this season.

While Carolina is looking to prove themselves again. The Gamecocks will come into Tuesday’s game fighting and take down a team who seems to be unstoppable.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m and you can catch it all on ESPN.

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