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  • Don't believe NCAA tournament conspiracy theories

    Don't believe NCAA tournament conspiracy theories
    At least one ACC team has reached the NCAA tournament's regional finals each of the last seven years, and 36 of the last 40. Pressure's on, Virginia. The lone team standing among the ACC's six tournament qualifiers, the Cavaliers face Michigan State...
  • Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws

    Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws
    Only the very best teams in college basketball have advanced to the NCAA tournament's round of 16. Take Dayton versus Stanford in the South Regional … please. Dayton finished fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference and absorbed a 26-point loss this...
  • Losses are still tough for Florida's Billy Donovan

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One of the toughest lessons Billy Donovan had to learn as a coach was how to let go once the clock ran out. Losing wore on Donovan as a young coach. Eventually, he would realize that obsessively analyzing every detail of what went...
  • NCAA tournament: Florida eliminates UCLA once again, 79-68

    NCAA tournament: Florida eliminates UCLA once again, 79-68
    Top-ranked and No. 1-seeded Florida is going to its fourth consecutive Elite Eight in the NCAA basketball tournament. UCLA is going home to Westwood for the fourth time since 2006 after meeting the Gators in the NCAA tournament, this time getting beat,...
  • UF freshman Hill sparks Gators off the bench again

    UF freshman Hill sparks Gators off the bench again
    UF senior Scottie Wilbekin has not taken a backseat to any point guard during the Gators' run to another Elite Eight. But Wilbekin has been more than happy to share the ride with freshman back-up Kasey Hill. The 6-foot-2 Wilbekin is the Gators' leader...
  • Coach Kevin Ollie recalls UConn's win against Gators

    Coach Kevin Ollie recalls UConn's win against Gators
    UConn's 65-64 buzzer-beating win against the Gators on Dec. 2 continues to resonate months later with Huskies coach Kevin Ollie. Ollie said the game showed him a lot about his squad and gave him insights into the Gators that should come in handy when...
  • Can UConn Beat Florida In The Final Four? Go To The Tape

     Can UConn Beat Florida In The Final Four? Go To The Tape
    Like an old photo or home movie you take out when someone needs a smile, coach Kevin Ollie kept the tape of UConn's victory over Florida handy. When the Huskies got to thinking they couldn't, here was proof that they could — and did — hang...
  • Teel Time: No sugarcoating ACC's disappointing basketball season

    Teel Time: No sugarcoating ACC's disappointing basketball season
    Three times as many ACC schools excused their coaches this basketball season as reached the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16. Two more teams from the conference advanced to the National Invitation Tournament semifinals as played in NCAA regional finals....
  • Huskies Hope Final Four Experience Helps Them Settle Down

    STORRS – The Final Four is a new, eye-opening experience for most teams. "The event of the Final Four is almost like the Super Bowl," Florida coach Billy Donovan said this week. "The players just need to understand what they're walking into. When...
  • Everything's Big In Texas, Including Ollie's Foresight

    Everything's Big In Texas, Including Ollie's Foresight
    STORRS – UConn players were filing off the bus at AT&T Stadium on Jan 2. There was no game that day, but yet another bus ride in what seems like an endless stream of bus rides. "Everybody took it as, why are we doing this?" DeAndre Daniels said....
  • 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,...
  • 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...