FLORIDA at VANDERBILT
When: Wednesday, 9 p.m. (EST)
Where: Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, Tenn.
Records: Florida (3-1, 0-0); Vanderbilt (4-2, 0-0)
TV: ESPN2 (Beth Mowins and Dalen Cuff)
Radio: Gator IMG Sports Network (Kyle Crooks and Lee Humphrey)
Birds-eye view of Vanderbilt University, with downtown Nashville on the horizon.
It’s the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams, but the similarities with regard to the run-up to the game end there. The Commodores have played six games against mid- or low-major opponents, with their most recent an 87-59 home defeat Sunday of Alcorn State. The Gators, meanwhile, have played just three games, including two against Atlantic Coast Conference teams, with the last being the 83-71 loss at Florida State on Dec. 12. That, of course, was the day star junior forward Keyontae Johnson collapsed early in the game and had to be taken from the arena to a Tallahassee hospital and eventually airlifted back to Gainesville. Johnson remained in UF Health for eight days, while the Gators eventually canceled four scheduled games and sent their players home for the holidays without so much as practicing once. The team went 15 days before its next practice — just three days ago, with Johnson on the sidelines for what is anticipated