New UF assistant brings “juice” to staff

Florida went with youth over experience in hiring 35-year-old Armon Gates as its new associate head basketball coach. Gates did develop under a pair of strong mentors. At Loyola-Chicago from 2011-13, the former Kent State basketball standout worked under Porter...

Florida signee Nembhard to play in Jordan Brand Classic

Fans who want to catch a glimpse of incoming 2018 Florida freshman point guard Andrew Nembhard can do so again this Sunday. Nembhard is among a group of 26 elite high school seniors that will be participating in the Jordan...

Gak undergoes knee surgery

Florida rising junior center Gorjok Gak underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday. The projected recovery time for Gak is four to six months, which means the 6-foot-11, 245 pound center from Sydney, Australia will likely miss summer...

Gators in line with college basketball trend

Villanova's run to its second national title in three years Monday proved experience still more often than not pays dividends in college basketball. One-and-done laden teams like Duke and Kentucky may get talked about more on ESPN. But developing players...

Should White hire assistant with HC experience?

Florida coach Mike White is facing one of the first big decisions of his three-year UF head coaching tenure. White has led UF to two straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including an Elite Eight Appearance in 2017, with a coaching staff...

NBA scout: Hudson a second round pick

Florida junior guard Jalen Hudson is weighing a decision whether to put his name in the NBA draft or return for his senior season. One NBA scout who has watched a handful of Gator games thinks the 6-foot-6 Richmond, Va.,...

Beyond the Arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 69-66 loss to Texas Tech

Three observations from sixth-seeded UF's 69-66 loss to third-seeded Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament in Dallas on Saturday night: -- It was fitting, perhaps, that the season came to an end on a KeVaughn Allen missed shot. It capped...

Beyond the Arc: 3 takeways from UF’s 77-62 win over St. Bonaventure in NCAA...

DALLAS -- Three observations following UF's 77-62 win over St. Bonaventure on Thursday night in the NCAA Tournament: -- Florida at times settled for too many 3-point attempts against St. Bonaventure's matchup zone, hoisting 19 of its 32 3-point attempts...

White: Seth Davis prediction “something we can use again”

Florida coach Mike White doesn’t mind that basketball analyst Seth Davis picked the sixth-seed Gators to lose to either 11 seed UCLA or St. Bonaventure on Sunday’s TBS Selection Show. Davis picked against the Gators to be upset by 13...

Beyond The Arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s loss in SEC Tournament

Three observations following UF's 80-72 loss to Arkansas in the SEC Tournament on Friday night: -- From a shot selection standpoint, Florida reverted to taking some ugly ones. A running-out-of-control shot by guard Egor Koulechov in the second half resulted...

Lunardi: Gators in 4-6 seed range

Count ESPN.com bracketologist Joe Lunardi as someone who is bullish on the Gators. Lunardi currently has the Gators projected as a 5 seed, but said it's possible that UF could move up to a 4 seed if it wins the...
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Gator Hoops: Previewing the SEC tournament

Kevin interviews Chris Dortch of Blue Ribbon Yearbook for insights into the SEC tournament in St. Louis, including a closer look at Tennessee, Florida and Georgia, and predictions on the number of league teams likely to make the NCAA tourney.

Getting to the point at Florida

With Chris Chiozza breaking the school record for assists in UF's regular season finale against Kentucky, debates have arisen about the best point guards in Florida history. Certainly Chiozza, at 551 career assists and counting, belongs in the conversation. Here's...
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Florida playing waiting game before SEC Tournament

The double bye does give Florida more time to rest and prepare for the grind of the postseason. White gave UF’s players Sunday and Monday off, though some players came in to lift weights Monday.

Beyond The Arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s win over Kentucky

Three observations following Florida's 80-67 win over Kentucky on Saturday at the O'Connell Center: -- Florida was excellent moving and sharing the ball when facing Kentucky's man defense. But the Gators need to take that same approach in breaking down...
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Passing the time

On Senior Day against Kentucky, Chris Chiozza poised to become UF's new assist king.
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Gator Hoops: On high-scoring win streak, Kentucky’s offense has ‘swagger’

Kevin Brockway interviews Larry Vaught of WLAP in Lexington ahead of Saturday's game against Kentucky.

Green: Kentucky ready to spank Florida

Leave it to a freshman to add a little spice to the regular season finale between Kentucky and Florida on Saturday at the O'Connell Center Following Kentucky's 96-78 win over Ole Miss at Rupp Arena on Wednesday, the Wildcats turned...

Beyond the Arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 73-52 win over Alabama

Three observations following UF's 73-52 win over Alabama on Tuesday night at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa: — It was good to see Florida not play "stall ball" in the final 10 minutes, even with a 24-point lead at the time....

White on FBI probe: Tough time for college basketball

Florida coach Mike White didn't have much to say about the latest findings into the FBI probe relating to current college basketball players receiving impermissible benefits. On Friday, Pete Thamel and Pat Forde from Yahoo Sports published a ledger from...