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Weather could pose issues for Florida

Weather could pose issues for Florida

The Florida players are preparing for a throwback feel Friday night on the deck of the USS Bataan. Multiple players mentioned throughout the week that they haven't played a basketball outside since middle school. With low temperatures projected in the high 40s and the potential for wind to play a role, the Gators are preparing for unfamiliar surroundings.

History has shown the Florida team that the perimeter shots probably won't be falling at a high clip on Friday night. When Michigan State and North Carolina opened last season on an aircraft carrier in San Diego, the teams combined for shoot 18.8% (6-32) from behind the three-point line. Florida coach Billy Donovan has been concerned throughout the preseason about his team's rebounding ability... Recommended Stories

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