Nembhard poised for even larger role for Gators

For 36 minutes Saturday, Florida freshman point guard Andrew Nembhard appeared to have come crashing down to Earth. Nembhard, who less than a week prior had been named the SEC’s Freshman of the Week, had mustered just two points...

Inside job: No. 10 Michigan State holds off Florida by dominating in paint

Mike White wasn’t happy. His eyes darted around the room and his fingers tapped incessantly on the microphone stand in the interview room inside the O’Connell Center. The Florida coach had just watched his basketball team lose to No. 10...

Notebook: Michigan State’s mismatch in frontcourt

Florida’s 63-59 loss to Michigan State ended in dramatic fashion as the Gators clawed back from multiple double-digit deficits to make it a one-possession game in the final minute. But if one were to take a quick gander at...

No. 10 Michigan State presents Florida with plenty of opportunities

Florida basketball coach Mike White sees a tough challenge when his Gators face 10th-ranked Michigan State today at noon. More than anything, he sees a team that is what he wants his team to be. The Gators (5-3) are coming off...

Gators gain much-needed win, down West Virginia

NEW YORK — After earning what coach Mike White called the "biggest win thus far in a very early season," Florida is reveling. The Gators knocked off West Virginia, 66-56, in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night...

Joakim Noah back in the league

Former UF standout is signed by Memphis

Ballard making most of opportunity with Gators

Back in October when Florida was going at full crank-mode in basketball practice, Deaundrae Ballard looked like the odd man out. The 6-foot-5 sophomore guard from Atlanta had to climb over a lot of players to get time on the...

Florida routs North Florida, 98-66

After a disappointing showing at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Florida came out hot against North Florida to claim a 98-66 win Tuesday night at the O’Connell Center. Florida made 16-of-28 attempts from behind the arc, good for 57.1 percent...

White looking for winning formula

Florida men’s basketball coach Mike White reiterated Monday his frustrations regarding the team’s current showing, although he’s not in the practice of blaming the players. Instead, after a 1-2 showing in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament last week in Paradise...

Butler does in cold-shooting Florida in second half

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Butler defeated Florida 61-54 to finish in fifth place Friday at the Battle 4 Atlantis. The Gators (3-3) went 1-2 in the eight-team basketball tourney to finish in sixth place. Butler, which visits Gainesville on Dec....

Updated: UF puts it together in runaway win over Stanford

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Florida bounced back Thursday to defeat Stanford 72-49 in a consolation bracket game in the Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament. Sophomore guard Deaundrae Ballard led the Gators with a game-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting off...

Sooners defeat Gators, 65-60

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Christian James scored 18 points to help Oklahoma hold off Florida 65-60 in Wednesday's first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Aaron Calixte hit two clinching free throws with 5.0 seconds left for the Sooners (4-0),...

Battle 4 Atlantis will tell White plenty about his team

So far in this young season, the Florida basketball team is a bit of a mystery. Coming off two straight NCAA appearances, the Gators entered the season unranked despite returning three starters and a highly-rated freshman class coming in. Through three...

Three sign National Letters of Intent for 2019 with UF

They rate in the top 35 of the ESPN 100 rankings of the 2019 class.

PHOTOS: Gators beat La Salle 82-69

Gators were in the lead from the start but pulled away in the second half

Florida handles La Salle, 82-69

Mike White wanted to see Florida attack the paint a little more in the Gators’ third game of the season. He got his wish. Florida scored 46 points in the paint Wednesday night to handle La Salle 82-69 to finish off...

Gators still in evaluating process

Mike White is still trying to figure a lot of things out. How to get his shooters going. Who to play and when to play them? Whether or not the Florida basketball team can have an inside game on offense. Who is going...

Florida runs away from Charleston Southern

According to Florida junior Keith Stone, the Gator basketball team wasn’t motivated after its loss Tuesday night in Tallahassee. “Not motivated, more humbled,” Stone said Friday night. “It made us see the big picture and see we’re not that great...

Gators look to right course against Charleston Southern

After a full slate of promising debuts for freshman-led NCAA DIvision I men’s basketball teams, the Florida Gators appear to be in search of a leader — and a win — of their own after an eye-opening 21-point defeat...