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Florida Looks For SEC Traction Against Struggling Georgia

Badly in need of some wins to string together there might not be a better place to start then Athens, Georgia for the Gators as they take on a Bulldogs team that has lost to Tennessee by 46 points (not a typo, actually 46 points) and even lost to Georgia State of the Sun Belt […]

Gators Lose In Final Moments To Mississippi State 71-68

Florida had chances to win on Tuesday night but ultimately couldn’t get a stop when they needed it and because of some defensive lapses they fell to the Mississippi State Bulldogs 71-68 in yet another one-possession game they are getting known for losing over the past few seasons. The Gators had a lucky break down […]

Resume Win On the Line Against #24 Mississippi State

Big wins are tough to come by in college basketball and so far a standout resume win has eluded the Gators. Fortunately, they’ll get another chance to grab one on Tuesday when they head to Starkville to take on the #24 Mississippi State Bulldogs. Playing a ranked team like this on the road poses a […]

Gators Drop Physical Contest 78-67 To Volunteers

Florida battled all the way to the end but ultimately fell to a versatile Tennessee squad lead by player of the year candidate Grant Williams. The 78-67 outcome in favor of the Volunteers doesn’t tell the entire story as the game was within 2 points with less than 2 minutes on the clock but a […]

Florida Looks For Marquee Win Against #3 Tennessee

Florida welcomes one the most dominant teams in the country on Saturday when the Tennessee Volunteers come to town but with great competition comes a great opportunity for a resume-building win the Gators could really use. Unable to win against a ranked opponent yet this season a victory over the #3 ‘Vols would be a […]

Gators Grind Out 57-51 Win At Arkansas

During the game you may have cringed, you may have yelled, and you may have even turned away at some point but in the end the Gators were able to escape the unfriendly confines of Bud Walton Arena with a gritty 57-51 victory over Arkansas. Nowadays it seems like any win the Gators get could […]

Florida Basketball Looks To Bounce Back Against Arkansas

With the sting of Saturday’s loss to South Carolina just starting to wear off the Gators will look to right the ship on Wednesday when they take on All-SEC caliber big man and future NBA lottery pick Daniel Gafford and the Arkansas Razorbacks. After kicking their SEC season off with a narrow 73-71 victory over […]

Florida Basketball Drops Frustrating 71-69 Decision To South Carolina

With whistle after whistle dictating who Florida could have on the floor and with some timely non-calls in South Carolina’s favor the Gators fell to Gamecocks by a score of 71-69 with the winning bucket being a Chris Silva dunk with less than 3 seconds left on the clock off a inbounds pass coming full […]

Florida Looks To Start SEC Play With Win Over South Carolina

There aren’t going to be any easy SEC games for the Gator basketball team this year but speaking in relative terms South Carolina is probably the team you want to kick off your league schedule with, especially at home. Coming into Gainesville at 5-7 on the year (albeit with a difficult schedule) the Gamecocks are […]

SEC Basketball Primer (Part Two)

With SEC play starting this week it’s time for some previews of every team in the conference before the Gators take them on. This is the second of a two-part series, and if you haven’t read the first part where I covered South Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Georgia, and Texas A&M, I’d suggest you […]

SEC Basketball Primer (Part One)

Conference season is finally here folks! After what was a bit of an up-and-down start to the season the appetizers and salad plates are over and it’s time to get into the meat of the Gator’s schedule. Offering lots of opportunities for big wins and lots of challenges that could contribute to the loss column […]

How The Gators Basketball Can Get Revenge In Butler Matchup

Florida’s first eleven games of the season haven’t gone exactly as planned and the result of some early season blunders is that there is now a heightened level of importance for the remaining non-conference games, starting with a rematch with Butler in Gainesville on December 29. If the Gators are going to have a solid […]

Gators Basketball Wish List

With it being the Holiday Season I thought I would write up a wish list of all the gifts I would like to see under the tree for each Gator. Here is what I hope Santa has in store and don’t worry, I’m not wishing a lump of coal on anyone! Michael Okauru Gift: More […]

Gators Basketball Cruises Past Florida Gulf Coast 77-56

Though it wasn’t the most flammable performance we’ve seen from the Gators this season the offense definitely came alive in spurts as they cruised to a 77-56 win over the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. Noah Locke continued his hot shooting season with 15 points on 5-9 shooting (all three point attempts) while Kevarrius Hayes was […]

Gators Handle Mercer 71-63 In Gainesville

In a game that wasn’t pretty Florida gave the Mercer Bears every opportunity to stay in the game but the Gators ultimately came away with a 71-63 win lead by 18 points from Noah Locke whose 5-11 3-point shooting ignited the Rowdy Reptiles and captivated fans. Ross Cummings hit some big shots for the Bears […]

Where Florida Sits In Early Bracketology

With bracketology all the rage and the NCAA’s new NET ranking taking center stage for how college basketball teams are going to be evaluated, here’s a look at where the Gators stand going in to Christmas in all the most important metrics and in the eyes of some of the most popular and successful bracketologists. […]

How Fast Should Florida Basketball Be Playing?

While Florida’s offense has struggled there has been a central criticism from a lot of fans and that’s the pace the Gators have played at. Slow in the half court for the eye test and without enough transition buckets to please the masses Coach White has taken heat for not playing with the speed he […]

Florida Drops Physical Contest 63-59 To Michigan State

Florida’s vehement defensive intensity kept them in the game against a really good opponent but ultimately the offensive dry spells and a tough break in the final seconds meant a 63-59 loss to the #10 ranked Michigan State Spartans. Down 61-59 with less than 15 seconds left, a loose ball generated by a Kevarrius Hayes […]

Active Hands Leading To Gators’ Defensive Success

High-octane defensive pressure has always been a hallmark of Mike White defenses but this year we’re seeing the Gators crank it up to another level. Currently 2nd in the country in steal percentage the Gators are plundering their opponents on 13.8% of possessions and forcing turnovers at a similarly crazy 24.6%. Florida has been a […]

Florida Escapes New York With 66-56 Win Over West Virginia

It certainly wasn’t pretty but the Gators were able to escape New York with a gritty 66-56 win over West Virginia, a team more than comfortable with playing the game in the trenches under coach Bob Huggins. Florida was exceptional on defense in holding the Mountaineers to 56 points and it’s a good thing they […]

Previewing Florida Basketball’s Important Week

Florida basketball has quite a week on it’s hands taking on West Virginia at the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Gardens followed by a home game against a 10th ranked Michigan State team. After a disappointing start to the season that sees the Gators at 4-3 with losses against the three best teams they’ve […]

3-Point Barrage Leads Gators to 98-66 Win Over North Florida

Threes were raining down in Gainesville Tuesday night as the Gators blew out the North Florida Ospreys 98-66. Shooting a blistering 16-28 from behind the line there wasn’t much North Florida could do to defend the onslaught. Freshman Noah Locke led the Gators with a career high 18 points while Andrew Nembhard had an astonishing […]

What’s Behind KeVaughn Allen And Jalen Hudson’s Struggles?

One of the mysteries surrounding the frazzled start to the Florida Gators’ season has been the regression in play of their senior wings KeVaughn Allen and Jalen Hudson. With Allen being named to the preseason Jerry West Award watch list and Hudson being the Gators’ returning scorer big things were expected from the duo but […]

Offense Betrays Gators As They Fall 61-54 To Butler

Finding offense continues to be a major issue for the Gators as they fell to the Butler Bulldogs by a score of 61-54 in their final game of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. Though they defended well enough to win the game they couldn’t find enough buckets particularly in the second half where […]

Gators Dominate Stanford 72-49 At The Battle 4 Atlantis

The Gators took a step in the right direction on Thursday night with a decisive 72-49 win over Stanford advancing them to the finals of the consolation side of the Battle 4 Atlantis bracket. Deaundrae Ballard was feeling it on the perimeter for the Gators with 17 points while Noah Locke also had a pure […]

Gators Get Mowed Down 65-60 At Battle 4 Atlantis

The Gators couldn’t put together a consistent enough effort on offense to win on Wednesday as they fell to Oklahoma by a score of 65-60. Jalen Hudson’s early season struggles continued as he was held to only 4 points while Dontay Bassett had a breakout performance with 14 points on efficient 6-8 shooting. Christian James […]

Gators Battle 4 Atlantis Preview

Here it comes, one of the tournaments we have all been waiting for! The Battle 4 Atlantis is always one of the marquee events of the college basketball season and the with a week off since their last game versus La Salle the Gators will be more than ready for the flurry of games against […]

The Most Interesting Stats From The Gators First Three Games

With a week off between the win over La Salle to prepare for the Battle 4 Atlantis the Gators have a chance to evaluate what went on in their opening 3-game stint before looking for some resume-building wins in the Bahamas. I too will be taking some time to evaluate what went on and though […]

Gators Basketball Controls La Salle 82-69

The Gators moved to 2-1 on the season with a 82-69 win over La Salle on Wednesday, taking care of business on their home floor against a veteran laden Explorers team. Jalen Hudson was the leading scorer for the Gators with 15 while Kevarrius Hayes and Keyontae Johnson were just behind with 12 each. Though […]

Florida Clamps Down Defensively On Way To 76-46 Win

It might not totally take away the sting from the Florida State loss but the Gators did what they could to cleanse their palate with a decisive 76-46 win over Charleston Southern on Friday. Playing suffocating defense, particularly in the second half, the Gators choked off any opportunity for a Charleston Southern comeback and a […]
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