Missouri men's basketball to face stifling heat, defense in Florida

Monday, February 3, 2014 | 9:09 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — On the eve of Missouri's toughest challenge of the year to date – Tuesday's game against No. 3 Florida at the ubiquitously blue and orange, and seemingly impenetrable O'Connell Center in Gainesville – Frank Haith's players began parroting their coach's outlook on these games against nationally ranked opponents.