Florida Gators

Record: 38-14

Conference Record: 19-8

Next Opponent: vs. Kentucky Wildcats

GAME INFORMATION

Location:

McKethan Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.

Time:

Thursday, May 18 @ 7:00PM

Friday, May 19 @ 7:00PM

Sat., May 20 @ 7:00PM

Kentucky Wildcats

Record: 36-16

Conference Record: 18-9

Next Opponent: @ Florida Gators

Game Preview

The Florida Gators are on the cusp of a historic turnaround. They look to complete their run to the top this weekend against the Kentucky Wildcats in the final series for the Gators in the regular season. This series takes place in the backyard of the Gators: McKethan Stadium on the University of Florida campus.

SEC Season Troubles & Comeback Story

The season in SEC play will go down as a nightmare situation in the history books. They would begin SEC conference play against Auburn. In the three-game series against the Tigers, the Gators total a resounding zero wins. Since then, it’s been #ComebackSZN for Florida. The turnaround for Florida leads them within striking distance of the SEC East championship with a little help. The Gators can be calling themselves champions as early as Thursday’s series opener against Kentucky.

Florida is going to need a little help to get its share of the championship. This is the ideal scenario for the Gators: The Gators must beat Kentucky on Thursday and Mississippi State must beat SEC West leaders LSU. If this scenario pays out, it spells spoils for Florida. With this situation, Florida gains a two-game lead with two games left to play in the regular season. This results in the Gators getting a share of the league and division titles, at worst. It all starts on Thursday against the Cats.

How the Gators Can Become Kings

This weekend will see a historic series play for both teams. Florida has championship aspirations in the SEC East, while Kentucky’s looking to come in and spoil the party for the Gators. Kevin O’Sullivan and Co. are looking to stamp their place in history with this finale of the regular season. Kentucky is 10-10 on the road this season, yet Florida does not boast an impressive win-loss record against the Cats. The Gators want to erase all doubt that they belong in the conversation of the top teams in the SEC and be known as the #KingsOfTheSECEast.

Where to Watch

The series between the Gators and Wildcats will be broadcasting live on a double-primetime slot. Thursday’s bout is on ESPN at 7:00 while Friday’s tilt is on the SEC Network at the same time. Saturday’s game can be seen on the SEC Network + at 1:00PM.

 

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Stephen Cabrera is a journalism student at the University of Florida. Lifelong sports fan from Miami, Florida and former high school wrestler. Always remember: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott.
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Stephen Cabrera is a journalism student at the University of Florida. Lifelong sports fan from Miami, Florida and former high school wrestler. Always remember: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott.
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