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  • Chris Walker's excitement a '15' on scale of 10

    Chris Walker's excitement a '15' on scale of 10
    Chris Walker's long-awaited debut is a little more than 24 hours away. To say the highly touted freshman is pumped up to play for the first time since last spring is an understatement. "He’s extremely excited," senior center Patric Young said...
  • Gators remain No. 3 in AP Top 25

    Gators remain No. 3 in AP Top 25
    The Florida Gators remain No. 3 in the Associated Press top 25 despite a loss by top-ranked Arizona. The Wildcats (21-1) fell to No. 2 after a 60-58 loss Saturday at Cal, while Syracuse (21-0) became the first unanimous No. 1 team this season. (For...
  • ESPN's Joe Lunardi: Florida likely tourney participant in Orlando

    ESPN's Joe Lunardi: Florida likely tourney participant in Orlando
    The Florida Gators could find themselves playing close to home in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. With Orlando hosting second and third round games, there is a good chance Billy Donovan’s club could wind up playing at the...
  • Syracuse, Arizona, Florida and Wichita State hoops thrive thanks to team-first mentality

    Syracuse, Arizona, Florida and Wichita State hoops thrive thanks to team-first mentality
    In the game of sports cliché bingo, the phrase "'there is no I in team" is usually found in the center square — a popular mantra repeated by most coaches and players. However, as the college basketball season winds toward Selection Sunday —...
  • Gators coach Billy Donovan said Marcus Smart's meltdown "totally uncharacteristic"

    Gators coach Billy Donovan said Marcus Smart's meltdown "totally uncharacteristic"
    Gators coach Billy Donovan said Oklahoma State sophomore Marcus Smart's shove of a Texas Tech fan on Saturday was "totally uncharacterstic" based on Donovan's experiences. Donovan coached Smart and USA Basketball to a gold medal the past two summers. On...
  • Red-hot Gators seek better result tonight at Tennessee

    Red-hot Gators seek better result tonight at Tennessee
    The Gators handed Tennessee one of its worst SEC losses in memory last month in Gainesville, but coach Billy Donovan is expecting a much tougher game tonight in Knoxville. So are Las Vegas oddsmakers, who view tonight's matchup at 7 on ESPN as a one-...
  • Patric Young's late-game save seals Gators' win at Tennessee

    Patric Young's late-game save seals Gators' win at Tennessee
    Patric Young's numbers- six points, six rebounds, five fouls - were forgettable. But during the Gators' 67-58 win at Tennessee Tueday night, the senior center made the play of the game - and perhaps the defining one of UF's season. The Gators held a...
  • Gators among four teams in 2018 college hoops tour

    Gators among four teams in 2018 college hoops tour
    The Florida Gators are among four teams expected to participate in a college hoops tour from coast to coast in 2018, a UF spokesperson confirmed Wednesday night. ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz reported earlier that the Gators, North...
  • Gators come through in the clutch - again - to win at Kentucky

    Gators come through in the clutch - again - to win at Kentucky
    Following last season's late-game collapse at Kentucky, UF coach Billy Donovan was at a loss for answers, wondering if his team had lost its "fire." But coming up short in close games was nothing new for Donovan's teams. The Gators, after all,...
  • Jeremy Foley said Gators football program on the 'hot seat' during Open Mike

    Jeremy Foley said Gators football program on the 'hot seat' during Open Mike
    Longtime Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley joined my colleague Mike Bianchi Friday morning on the Open Mike Show. Foley touched on many topics: the pressure to bounce back from a 4-8 season in football; baskektball coach Billy Donovan's work ethic...
  • Gators rise to No. 2 in the rankings behind unbeaten Syracuse

    Gators rise to No. 2 in the rankings behind unbeaten Syracuse
    Behind wins at Tennessee and Kentucky and a loss by Arizona, the Florida Gators rose to No. 2 in both national polls on Monday. The Gators trail only unbeaten Syracuse, which needed late-game heroics to win at Pittsburgh and vs. N.C. State. Meanwhile,...
  • Billy Donovan, Casey Prather up for national awards

    Billy Donovan, Casey Prather up for national awards
    The success of the top-ranked Florida Gators has coach Billy Donovan and leading scorer Casey Prather in the running for national awards given by the United States Basketball Writers. Donovan is one of 10 finalists for Henry Iba Award for the nation's...