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Florida Vs. Ohio State: Gators Look To Add Early Signature Win

The Florida Gators will be looking to avenge last season's 17 point loss to Ohio State when they travel to Columbus tonight.

GAINESVILLE FL - NOVEMBER 16: Guard Jon Diebler #33 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores under the basket against the Florida Gators November 16 2010 at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
GAINESVILLE FL - NOVEMBER 16: Guard Jon Diebler #33 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores under the basket against the Florida Gators November 16 2010 at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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The Florida Gators have a big out of conference game tonight when the Gators travel to Ohio to take on the No. 3 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. The Gators will be hoping for a repeat of the 2006 National Title game, when the Gators trounced Ohio State. The Buckeyes however, led by All-American Jared Sullinger will be looking for a repeat of Ohio State's trip to Gainesville last season. Last season, the Buckeyes coasted to an easy 93-75 victory on the shoulders of Sullinger, who ended with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds.

Gators head coach Billy Sullivan is looking forward to the match up. "Even though they beat us handily at our place last year, I still felt coming out of that game a lot of things, for us, got exposed that we had to address and get better at. It ultimately ended up being a good game for us," Donovan said about the game last season. The Gators will have back Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker from last year's match up. This year however, they will have the likes of freshman Bradley Beal, who had 14 points in the Gators opener.

The game tips off at 8:00 PM in Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

For more on the match up between the Florida Gators and the Ohio State Buckeyes, visit SB Nation's Florida blog Alligator Army and Ohio State blog Along The Olentangy.

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