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Gators preparing for three-point challenge

Gators preparing for three-point challenge

No. 16 Florida is preparing for a change of pace on Saturday in Sunrise, Fla. The Gators are coming off games against more traditional offenses in Kansas and Memphis, but they'll face a Fresno State team that depends on the three-point shot this weekend. The three-point line has been a challenge for the Florida defense this year and a focus in practice this week.

Fresno State has taken 95 more three-pointers than Florida during the season. Among Southeastern Conference teams, the Gators are 10th in three-point defense, allowing opponents to make 34.9 percent of their three-pointers. "This team is going to take more three-point shots than anybody we've faced this year," Billy Donovan said. "They'll shoot it at certain times with five people on the floor...

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