Phil Sandlin, Associated Press
Florida's Erving Walker (11) steals the ball from Georgia's Dustin Ware (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Gainesville, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. Walker took the ball down court scoring two points. Florida won 70-48.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida guard Erving Walker knows what's coming.

If the 19th-ranked Gators win at South Carolina on Saturday, Walker believes coach Billy Donovan will feel like all the intense practices this week made a difference. If the Gators lose, Walker says Donovan will ratchet it up even more.

Walker says "we're in a lose-lose situation."

Maybe so. But Florida needs to turn things around on the road to reach its lofty goals. The Gators are 0-4 on the road, including surprising losses at Rutgers and Tennessee. They hope to end the trend against the Gamecocks.

Florida was one of the best road teams in the country last year, going 8-2 away from home. But with several more players in different roles, the Gators have found it difficult to continue that success.