Much-needed win for Gators: Florida 66, Vanderbilt 57

Shots weren’t falling for the go-to shooters Wednesday night, but Florida’s bench stepped up in a must-win situation. Despite KeVaughn Allen being held scoreless until the waning minutes, the Gators overcame a narrow deficit at halftime to claim a 66-57...

Two reeling teams meet in O’Connell Center

Florida followed up a three-game winning streak in conference play with three double-digit losses, with the most recent coming last Saturday in Knoxville against top-ranked Tennessee. Now, looking to right the ship and avoid an NCAA Tournament snub, the Gators...

Updated: No. 1 Tennessee too much for Florida, 73-61

By Steve Megargee, Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's players resisted the temptation of staging a repeat performance of a postgame "Gator chomp" after their latest victory over Florida. The sellout crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena did it instead. Grant Williams scored 16...

Gators have shot at statement win

Florida men’s basketball coach Mike White doesn’t anticipate a reprieve in the schedule — especially with the Gators once again set to battle the nation’s best. UF, in search of a statement victory, tips off today at 4 p.m. in...

Auburn beats Florida at home for 1st time in 20 years

AUBURN, Ala. — Bryce Brown scored 14 points and Auburn beat Florida 76-62 on Tuesday night for its first win at home in the series since 1999, snapping an 11-game overall losing streak against the Gators. Florida had won 21...

Gators continue daunting stretch at Auburn

Unprompted, Florida men’s basketball coach Mike White quipped about an “easy week” for the Gators — an acknowledgment of the daunting schedule ahead. The Gators travel to Auburn today for a 9 p.m. tip in Auburn Arena, and White admitted...

Gators’ lack of depth on display late in loss of UK

After an emotional win over Ole Miss just three days prior, coach Mike White seemed concerned about his team’s energy level coming into Saturday’s battle against No. 7-ranked Kentucky, thanks in part to Florida’s noticeable lack of depth. The decisive...

Gators can’t hold off Wildcats, fall 65-54

The place was rocking and the Florida basketball team was knocking on the door of a signature win with the just over 13 minutes to play Saturday. Instead, the Gators were kicked off the porch in an all-too-familiar way. Florida’s...

Florida gets big opportunity vs. Kentucky

Florida’s strength of schedule ranks No. 18 in NCAA Division I men’s basketball, yet the Gators haven’t picked up a statement win. Today will offer coach Mike White and the Gators a chance to strengthen their postseason odds when No....

Freshman Johnson making most of his opportunity for Florida

Despite another strong performance, Keyontae Johnson won’t be the talk of the town — that honor, thanks to a game-saving 3-pointer, belongs to KeVaughn Allen — but the high-flying freshman continues to impress the Florida faithful and his head...

Allen-led Florida knocks off Ole Miss in OT

In a game that had just about everything, including a pair of gambling coaching decisions on the final play of regulation, Florida’s basketball team rediscovered its clutch gene thanks to the confidence of a senior and the icy coolness...

Photos: Gators Beat Rebels in OT

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Gators focusing on the positives

After a brief hiatus from SEC play, the Florida men’s basketball team returns to conference play Wednesday against Ole Miss at 6:30 p.m. in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Fourth-year UF coach Mike White, who played...

Updated: Florida falls at TCU, 55-50

Non-conference defeat and 0-fer vs. quality opposition

Gators with another chance at quality win

Despite the brief interruption in conference play, Florida men’s basketball coach Mike White expects more of the same come Saturday, when the Gators tip off against TCU in the SEC/Big 12 challenge in the Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena...

Mann, Lewis named McDonald’s All-Americans

Basketball signees receive high school honor

Senior leadership: Allen’s recent rebirth key for Gators

Perhaps it was the impending finale to his collegiate career, or perhaps it was simply an attempt to lift the Gators out of dire straits. Either way, KeVaughn Allen reminded the Florida faithful, and his head coach, of what he...

Photos: The Gators beat the Aggies 81-72

Behind at the half, the Gators come back to beat the Aggies with explosive shooting.

Shooting show: Gators make 18 3-pointers to rally past Aggies

Florida played about as poorly as it could defensively in a first half to forget Tuesday night. The second half, well, it was a show to remember. The Gators locked down defensively and guards KeVaughn Allen and Noah Locke set a...

Dooley Noted: Florida men’s basketball not as bad as you might think

Pat looks into Florida coaching and stadium changes, the basketball program, the first weekend of the next football season, the NFL and, of course, Three Things.