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Florida Vs. UAB: Gators Host Blazers In Non-Conference Finale

No. 13 Florida (11-3) takes on surging UAB (5-7) on Tuesday night.

The No. 13 Florida Gators (11-3) wrap up their non-conference schedule Tuesday night when they host the UAB Blazers (5-7) at Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern.

Florida saw its five-game winning streak end Thursday when the Rutgers Scarlet Knights upset them, 85-83, in double overtime despite 26 points from Kenny Boynton. Though it recovered Saturday with a blowout of the Yale Elis, Florida would certainly like to enter SEC play on a high note, which it can do with a victory against UAB.

After a 1-6 start, the Blazers have won four of their last five outings, most recently a 92-58 thrashing of the Alabama A&M Bulldogs on Saturday. Ovie Soko led five Blazers in double-figures with 17 points. UAB bombed the Bulldogs from beyond the arc, shooting 11-of-18 from three-point territory in the easy victory.

Senior forward Cameron Moore leads the Blazers with 14.6 points, 11.5 rebounds, and a Conference USA-best 3.6 blocked shots per game.

Tuesday's is the first meeting between Florida and UAB since Dec. 30, 2006, in which the Gators rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat the Blazers, 75-70.

Tipoff between Florida and UAB is set for 7 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports Net. Dave Neal and Larry Conley have the call.

For more on the Gators, please visit Alligator Army, SB Nation's UF blog.

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