What to know: (4) Florida Gators basketball vs. (8) Wisconsin Badgers
When: Friday, March 24, 2017, at 9:59 p.m. (ET)
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, N.Y.
Records: Florida (26-8, 14-4 SEC); Wisconsin (27-9, 12-6 Big Ten)
Coaches: Mike White- 47-23 (2nd season at Florida), 148-63 (6th season overall); Greg Gard- 42-17 (2nd season at Wisconsin/overall)
Radio: Gator IMG Sports Network
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The Florida Gators basketball team started its NCAA tournament run on Thursday in Orlando when they took on East Tennessee State.
Gator Country was on hand and David Bowie brings you a photo gallery from the Gators win over ETSU that pushed them into the round of 32 on Saturday.
Check out our photo gallery to remember the big moments from the win on Thursday afternoon by the Gators basketball team.
Read the rest here: Florida Gators basketball photo gallery from the ETSU win
Here’s the Gators news you need to know to begin your Wednesday …
1. It’s official: As we’ve previously reported, the Gators and the Hurricanes were working on finalizing a 2019 matchup on the football field. Florida and Miami made it official Tuesday afternoon. The game will be played in Orlando at the stadium formerly known as the Citrus Bowl and it will be televised by ESPN. It’s now known as Camping World Stadium. Although the game is expected to be the season opener for both teams, a specific date has not been set yet. The countdown begins …
2. Devin Robinson set to return: The forward will return to Florida for his junior season. Robinson was looking to test his NBA draft stock after declaring for the draft without an agent. But an injury made Robinson’s decision to return to school clear. He recently underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. Robinson averaged nine points and 5.6 rebounds for Florida during the 2015-16 season.
3. Gak attack: Center Gorjok Gak committed to the Gators on Sunday night. The Florida men’s basketball team announced the signing of Gak on Tuesday. The 6-foot-10, 205-pound Gak is listed as a three-star prospect and as the 26th-best center in the 2016 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He has a 7-foot-4 wingspan. Can we refer to him as the Gak Attack? Asking for a friend.
Here’s the Gators news you need to know to begin your Tuesday …
1. Mystery solved: After almost two months of speculation, we now know why former Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison missed the NFL Combine despite receiving an invite. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Morrison was absent from the combine due to an infection that required six weeks of antibiotics. Analysts predict Morrison will be a seventh-round pick or a priority free agent.
2. Recruiting roll: The Gators men’s basketball team is on a recruiting roll. Coach Mike White has picked up two commitments over the past week. Bradenton-Victory Rock Prep center Gorjok Gak is the latest addition, as he announced through Twitter on Sunday night that he committed to the Gators. The 6-foot-10, 205-pound Gak is listed as a three-star prospect and as the 26th-best center in the 2016 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
3. Kelvin Taylor looking to prove doubters wrong: Disappointing results at the NFL Combine have hurt Kelvin Taylor’s draft stock. The former Gators running back has been labeled as “slow,” “undersized” and a “jack of all trades, master of none” running back. Analysts have Taylor going anywhere between the fourth and seventh round in this week’s NFL Draft. But the Glades Day product is confident he will prove his critics wrong.
The Gators men’s basketball team added a big commitment to its 2016 class, both literally and figuratively.
Bradenton-Victory Rock Prep center Gorjok Gak announced through Twitter on Sunday night that he committed to the Gators. The 6-foot-10, 205-pound Gak is listed as a three-star prospect and as the 26th-best center in the 2016 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
Gak initially signed with Oklahoma State, but he was granted a release from his National Letter of Intent last month after the Cowboys parted ways with head coach Travis Ford. Gak picked Florida over Arizona State.
“It’s been a long and rugged process but couldn’t have done it without my family and basketball family,” Gak wrote on Twitter. “It’s a good day to be a GATOR!!”
Gak, who is an Australia native, averaged 10.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks for Victory Prep this past season.
Gak joins a pair of early signees — four-star guard Eric Hester and three-star forward Dontay Bassett — as the third player in the Gators’ 2016 recruiting class. Coach Mike White’s first full recruiting class is now ranked 58th nationally by 247Sports.
White has picked up two commitments over the past week. 2017 four-star guard/forward DeAundrae Ballard committed to Florida last week.