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  • Wilbekin carries Florida to Sweet 16

    Wilbekin carries Florida to Sweet 16 ORLANDO, Fla. -- Scottie Wilbekin is still looking for some respect nationally and if he continues to carry the top-seeded Florida Gators through the NCAA Tournament, he's going to get it. Wilbekin scored 13 of his...
  • NCAA tournament: Florida routs Pittsburgh, 61-45

    NCAA tournament: Florida routs Pittsburgh, 61-45
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Scottie Wilbekin sat on the bench for the final minute, holding a bag of ice against his left knee. It was about the only time he wasn't giving Pittsburgh huge problems on both ends of the court. Wilbekin scored 21 points, including...
  • UF shooting guard Michael Frazier hopes to find his stroke for Gators with Sweet 16 at stake

    UF shooting guard Michael Frazier hopes to find his stroke for Gators with Sweet 16 at stake
    UF shooting guard Michael Frazier II was ready to move on as soon as the final buzzer sounded Thursday. Frazier also knew he would have to relive his exasperating day against Albany. There were lessons to be learned. It took the No. 1 Gators awhile to...
  • Sam Mellinger: Wichita State disrespected? Only the coach thinks so

    ST. LOUIS The people around Wichita State basketball like to say they have a perfect record but an imperfect team, and they're dead right on both counts because we're 20 minutes into the open locker room and not one guy in here seems angry. Nobody has...
  • Rick Pitino feels Duke's pain, knows sting of Cinderella upsets

    Rick Pitino feels Duke's pain, knows sting of Cinderella upsets
    Every year in the NCAA Tournament, fans are waiting for that so-called Cinderella story. They anticipate who will be the next tournament darling sending home yet another college basketball superpower. No. 14 seed Mercer joined the list of upstarts...
  • Would Gators coach Billy Donovan leave UF to lead his beloved New York Knicks?

    Would Gators coach Billy Donovan leave UF to lead his beloved New York Knicks?
    The last time Billy Donovan won a national championship as the coach of the Florida Gators, the NBA came calling and he briefly — very briefly — became the head coach of the Orlando Magic. Now, here we are seven years later, and Donovan's...
  • No. 1 Gators stumble early during 67-55 win against Albany to open NCAA Tournament

    No. 1 Gators stumble early during 67-55 win against Albany to open NCAA Tournament
    Coach Billy Donovan's first great run with the Florida Gators nearly ended before it began. Mike Miller's game-winning layup as time expired against Butler during the opening round of the 2000 NCAA Tournament ignited an unexpected ride to the Final Four...
  • Gators fans are abandoning football, flocking to basketball

     Gators fans are abandoning football, flocking to basketball
    Florida coach Billy Donovan looked relieved when his No. 1-ranked Florida Gators survived to beat 16-seeded Albany on Thursday, but John Bisignano wore a look of unbelievable happiness. Not just because the Gators won 67-55, but because the Amway Center...
  • Thursday's local interest college basketball roundup: Kelley scores 1,000th ODU point as Lady Monarchs sink Navy in WNIT first round

    Women: WNIT: On the night when she became just the fifth Lady Monarch ever to score 1,000 points in two seasons, Shae Kelley scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Old Dominion past Navy 68-60 at Constant Center in the first round of the...
  • Preview: Albany vs. Florida

    A relative lack of preparation time for No. 16 seed Albany might be the only thing going against top overall seed Florida when the teams meet in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday for a second-round matchup in the NCAA tournament. The Gators became the first team...
  • Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat

     Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat
    Mike Krzyzewski is fond of referring to the basketball gods, seemingly mystical forces that produce irresistible storylines and results, especially in March. Well, when the gods punch the clock for the opening week of the NCAA tournament, here's hoping...
  • NCAA brackets: Scribble-drive helps get to a winner

    NCAA brackets: Scribble-drive helps get to a winner
    The NCAA tournament starts Tuesday in Dayton and ends on a Monday near Dallas. Among the 68 teams, none from Indiana made it, but one from North Dakota did. The race is on to reach four regional hubs: Anaheim, Indianapolis, Memphis and New York. Will your...