GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The team that leads the nation in 3-pointers now has concerns from behind the arc.
Florida's 3-point shooting percentage is way down in Southeastern Conference play, dropping from 41.4 to 35.8. Making matters worse, the eighth-ranked Gators are allowing league opponents to shoot 41 percent from 3-point range — a trend coach Billy Donovan would like to see turn around Saturday against Tennessee.
The Gators have more 3-pointers (247) than anyone in the country. They have made 10 or more 3s in 16 games this season, the most in any of Donovan's 16 seasons in Gainesville.
But the majority of those came early. Florida has failed to reach double digits or shoot better than 33 percent from behind the arc in five of nine league games.