GAINESVILLE, Florida (Ticker) -- Fourth-ranked Florida tries to set a school record by recording a 19th straight home victory when it hosts Southeastern Conference East Division rival South Carolina on Tuesday at the O'Connell Center.
The Gators (22-4, 10-2 SEC East) have won back-to-back games since a loss at Tennessee on February 15. On Saturday, they edged Vanderbilt on the road, 77-74, in overtime.
Matt Walsh scored the game's final four points as the Gators erased a 74-73 deficit in the final 18 seconds. Walsh finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Anthony Roberson, who scored 18 points, sent the game into overtime with a runner with 4.7 seconds left, and Matt Bonner added 17 points, all in the second half.
Florida has not lost at home since a two-point setback to Kentucky on January 29, 2002. With a victory, Florida also would tie the school record for regular-season victories, set by the 1993-94 team and matched by the 1999-2000 squad, both of which reached the Final Four.
South Carolina (11-12, 4-8) had a four-game winning streak end on Saturday with a 79-66 loss at Georgia.
Chris Warren scored 15 points and Tony Kitchings 11 for the Gamecocks, who fell to just 1-9 away from the Carolina Center this season. They were the only players to reach double figures for South Carolina, which shot just 38 percent.
The Gators have won four in a row and eight of 10 against the Gamecocks, including an 77-75 triumph on January 18 in which they rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit.