Gators remain at No. 3

Florida coach Billy Donovan walks off the court after the second half against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the O'Connell Center on Saturday. Florida defeated Alabama 78-69.

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Published: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.

Florida stayed at No. 3 in this week's AP men's college basketball poll.

The Gators (21-2, 10-0 SEC) are off to their second-best start in school history. Florida has won 15 straight, its best in-season winning streak since winning 17 in a row to start the 2005-06 season.

Florida will begin a stretch of four road games in its next five games Tuesday night at Tennessee (15-8, 6-4). The Gators are 5-2 on the road this season and 7-2 in games away from the O'Connell Center. The Gators beat Memphis in a neutral-floor game at Madison Square Garden in New York City and Fresno State in Sunrise at the Orange Bowl Classic.

“I have confidence with our guys going on the road and playing,” Donovan said. “We've got some older guys who have been through it and understand it. They know what it takes.”

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