There are few secrets when it comes to the Florida basketball team. If you want to beat the Gators ? and Kentucky does, when it visits Gainesville, Fla., Tuesday night ? you’d better be good. You’d better control the pace. You’d better lock down defensively. And, perhaps most importantly, your guards had better bring it.
“Your guard play has to be extremely strong and disciplined in its approach,” said South Carolina coach Frank Martin, who has lost to both the Wildcats and the Gators. “Florida tests your will with their defense, and if your will is weak, then they just jump all over you. So your guard play is the most important thing when you go up against Florida.”