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  1. Pregame Shootaround: Florida at Kentucky headlines big day of action

    Feb 15, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

    Florida v Auburn

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 3 Florida at No. 14 Kentucky (9 p.m., ESPN) CBT’s own Rob Dauster broke down both of our day’s top games yesterday: Here’s Kentucky’s chance to prove themselves. Here’s their chance to say that they are more than just a talented group of wimps. Florida is as good of a defensive…

  2. 2014 shooting guard Zach Hodskins verbally commits to Florida

    Oct 20, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    In mid-August 6-foot-2 shooting guard Zach Hodskins, who had already begun to receive attention from schools at the mid-major level, saw his hard work pay off in the form of an offer to be a preferred walk-on at the University of Florida. A birth defect resulted in Hodskins being born with a left arm that…

  3. Florida ‘partially reinstates’ senior guard Scottie Wilbekin

    Oct 9, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT

    Florida Gators Wilbekin chases the ball after a turnover as Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Comer tries to recover during the second half in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    Indefinite suspensions seem to have become more common in recent years, with the designation allowing college coaches to (in theory) evaluate the suspended player over a length of time in order to make sure that a lesson’s been learned. One player in that position this offseason was Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin, who was suspended by…

  4. Florida awaiting medical clearance for Will Yeguete, Eli Carter

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

    Michigan v Florida

    While many college basketball programs have already begun practicing, taking advantage of the new NCAA rule that allows schools to get going 42 days before their season opener (having 30 practices to use), the Florida Gators have yet to hold their first full practice. Head coach Billy Donovan made the decision to wait until October…

  5. Scheduling improvements won’t occur overnight for the SEC

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    SEC Florida Mississippi Basketball

    Last season was not a particularly good one for the Southeastern Conference on the basketball court. The conference went through one of its worst seasons in recent history, managing to place just three teams in the NCAA tournament field. While the struggles of the league’s premier program (Kentucky) didn’t help matters, the true culprit for…

  6. Stanley Johnson, Justise Winslow package deal?

    Aug 26, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    Facebook/adidas Nations

    This past weekend at the Under Armour Elite 24 in Brooklyn, the latest potential package deal — one that could punish defenses on the wing in the 2014-2015 season — was born. Mater Dei High (Calif.) wing Stanley Johnson and St. John’s School (Texas) small forward Justise Winslow told that they have discussed that…

  7. Abdul-Malik Abu and Jared Terrell to announce September 7

    Aug 25, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    Expressions Elite

    Expressions Elite teammates Abdul-Malik Abu and Jared Terrell have cut their respective list of offers to 10, then four and as of Saturday have reached a conclusion for their college decisions. On Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, the duo will announce their commitments. Abu, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Kimball…

  8. Florida releases non-conference schedule for 2013-14

    May 4, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT


    Florida announced its non-conference schedule for 2013-14 on Friday and it includes more than a few challenges for a potentially deep Gators team before SEC play begins. Coming off of an Elite 8 loss to Michigan, the Gators will give themselves plenty of early season opportunities to gauge where they stand in the national college…

  9. Michigan controlled tempo from the start and now it’s in the Final Four

    Mar 31, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT


    There were a few things Florida needed to do to beat Michigan on Sunday to advance to the Final Four. The Gators needed to force Michigan into turning the ball over, thus allowing them to get out in transition and score points. The Gators needed to contain perimeter shooters that allow the Wolverines to get…

  10. Florida pulls away from Minnesota late to advance to Sweet 16

    Mar 24, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

    Scottie Wilbekin

    We’re still not sure how Florida will fare in a close game against a high-major opponent after the Gators’ 78-64 win over Minnesota, but coach Billy Donovan’s team almost manufactured a close game for themselves down the stretch. After leading by as much as 18 points with 17:18 to play in the second half, Minnesota…

  11. No. 3 Florida pulls away in second half to beat No. 14 Northwestern State

    Mar 22, 2013, 10:42 PM EDT


    As Georgetown was falling victim to Florida Gulf Coast in Philadelphia, the early struggles of No. 3 Florida were less widely broadcast. No need to worry, though, as Billy Donovan’s Gators pulled away quickly in the second half to beat No. 14 Northwestern State, 79-47, Friday night in Austin, Texas. Against an up-tempo and high-scoring…

  12. 2013 SEC Tournament Preview

    Mar 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Scottie Wilbekin

    It hasn’t always been easy to watch the SEC this season. Florida has been the conference’s best team, but after that we see little differentiation and a whole bunch of bad losses by teams in the middle of the conference. So what does that mean for the SEC tournament in Nashville? It could mean a…

  13. Late Night Snacks: Minnesota helps solidify its tourney spot by knocking off No. 1

    Feb 27, 2013, 1:34 AM EDT

    Minnesota Indiana

    Game of the Day: Minnesota 77, No. 1 Indiana 73 Indiana has now lost three times this season as a No. 1-ranked team, but the story is more about Minnesota. Coach Tubby Smith brought in a sports psychologist to talk to his team prior to Tuesday’s matchup and it paid off. The Gophers were focused…

  14. Florida’s Damontre Harris arrested Wednesday

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT


    Florida big man and South Carolina transfer Damontre Harris was arrested Wednesday for failing to appear at an arraignment on Aug. 16, Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun is reporting. Harris received a citation on July 16 for driving without a valid license, which is classified as a second-degree misdemeanor, the report says. The 6-9 native of Fayetteville, N.C., played…

  15. Late Night Snacks: No. 7 Florida, No. 8 Michigan State both make statements Tuesday

    Feb 13, 2013, 1:24 AM EDT

    Florida cheerleader

    Game of the Day: No. 8 Michigan State 75, No. 4 Michigan 52 In a crowded Big Ten race, Michigan State is starting to prove its worth. Granted, it caught Michigan at the end of a long stretch of tough conference games, but the Spartans were firing on all cylinders Tuesday. The inside game was…

  16. Late Night Snacks: Kansas falls, Indiana triumphs, Florida continues to roll

    Feb 3, 2013, 1:22 AM EDT

    Billy Donovan head

    Game of the Day: No. 3 Indiana 81, No. 1 Michigan 73 We came into the weekend knowing that this was the marquee matchup on the Saturday slate and it didn’t disappoint. It was a game of runs in the first half, but Indiana never seemed out of control at any one point. Victor Oladipo…

  17. Billy Donovan gets 400th win and celebratory Gatorade bath (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT


    Despite not having Laurence Bowers in the lineup, the game between Missouri and Florida was billed as one of the marquee match-ups on a loaded Saturday of college hoops. Unfortunately, the Florida Gators had other plans, and turned the game into a rout, beating the Tigers 83-52. Billy Donovan has never been one to draw…

  18. Jabari Parker not 100 percent sure on college decision

    Dec 15, 2012, 12:41 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    It was clear that Jabari Parker, one of the nation’s top seniors, wasn’t 100 percent during Simeon (Ill.) 67-57 loss to DeSoto High (Tex.) on Thursday night. The 6-foot-8 small forward was limited to just five points. Parker is still recovering from a fractured right foot he suffered in the summer that sidelined him for…

  19. Julius Randle, Prestonwood Christian will not attend Hoophall Classic

    Dec 15, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Julius Randle

    Following a pair of injuries to two top recruits, Prestonwood Christian Academy (Tex.) will not attend the Hoophall Classic this January in Springfield, Mass. Prestonwood Christian featured one of the nation’s top seniors, Julius Randle, as well as one of the top sophomores in the country, Mickey Mitchell. In late November, the 6-foot-8 Randle went…

  20. Chicago phenom Jabari Parker to announce college decision on Dec. 20

    Dec 12, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    Chicago phenom Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2013, will announce his college decision next week, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Parker is a 6-8, 220-pound prospect who has narrowed his choices to Duke, Michigan State, Florida, BYU, and Stanford. The Blue Devils and the Spartans are thought to be…

  21. Pregame Shootaround 12.5.12: Battle in Sunshine State highlights Wednesday’s action

    Dec 5, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Kenny Boynton

    Each day, CollegeBasketballTalk brings you the “Pregame Shootaround,” which will be posted at 2 p.m. ET and lay out a preview for the slate of games that night. We’ll take a look at some key match-ups and important games, as well as make some predictions and point out what you need to watch for. Take…

  22. Top-5 recruit Julius Randle schedules more visits

    Nov 23, 2012, 11:53 PM EDT

    Julius Randle

    One of the best available recruits in the Class of 2013, Julius Randle (Prestonwood Christian/Plano, TX) announced more visits in the upcoming months. According to the Dallas Morning News, Randle, a 6-foot-9 power forward, will visit Kansas and Texas next month, while heading to North Carolina State on Jan. 26. Randle had previously narrowed his…

  23. Florida wants to resume canceled aircraft carrier game against Georgetown

    Nov 21, 2012, 12:26 PM EDT

    Florida Georgetown

    Florida coach Billy Donovan has expressed a desire to continue the canceled game between his Gators and Georgetown that took place aboard the USS Bataan Nov. 9, the Palm Beach Post is reporting. The game was canceled at halftime due to continuously accumulating condensation on the court’s surface. Florida was leading, 27-23, at the time.…

  24. Condensation strikes again, Navy-Marine Corps Classic between Georgetown and Florida called at halftime

    Nov 9, 2012, 11:05 PM EDT

    Georgetown Florida

    Condensation spoiled the party before it got started in South Carolina between Marquette and Ohio State, and those pesky water droplets struck again in Florida, keeping Florida and Georgetown from playing past halftime in Jacksonville. With Florida leading 27-23 at halftime, players were unable to return to the floor as maintenance crews were hard at…

  25. Georgetown/Florida preview: More basketball, more aircraft carriers

    Nov 9, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - North Carolina State v Georgetown

    The best part about the few week or so is the teams that realize non-conference games are for great games, not blowouts, so they make sure to put one or two on the schedule. Florida and Georgetown knew that, and they did it. Forget that, the best part about the first opening games is the…