| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:40 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:27 AM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:53 AM
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...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 12:27 PM
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 —...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:48 AM
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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:52 AM
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-...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:57 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 4:46 AM
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,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:00 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:38 AM
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.
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:43 PM
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...