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How about pushups in paint?

It may be of little consolation for Maryland basketball fans who watched the men's team stumble and bumble its way to the finish line and play its way out of the NCAA tournament, but two-time defending national champion Florida was just as sorry down the stretch.

The Gators lost eight of their final 11 and received the same consolation prize as the Terps, a berth in the National Invitation Tournament. But Florida coach Billy Donovan had a further message to send to his team, so he banned his players from their locker room and the rest of a swanky practice facility that includes the practice court and the weight room. Instead, the Gators have had to do practice at older facilities and earn their way back to the newer digs.

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Along with taking away the privilege to practice and dress in the newer facility, Donovan also told his team it could not wear any university clothing.

No word on whether they can still drink Florida orange juice or turn on the air conditioning in their rooms.


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