William’s Way: Leukemia patient helps inspire UF basketball team

The text message was sent to Florida coach Mike White last week, on his 41st birthday. In the form of a video, 11-year-old William Collett passed along best wishes and some advice through his dad, Tom Collett’s cellphone. “Happy Birthday, Coach...

Gators’ NCAA Tournament foe: St. Bonaventure

UPSET ALERT! Bonnies are no joke. Gators have hands full.

Tourney draw presents unique challenge for Gators

As a six seed in the NCAA Tournament, Florida coach Mike White understands the advantages and disadvantages of facing the winner of the play-in game between 11 seeds St. Bonaventure and UCLA in Dayton on Tuesday night. “I would rather...

S-E-C! League lands conference-record 8 teams in NCAAs

Is it now a basketball conference as well?

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...

Who are these guys? Scouting Florida’s first opponent at NCAA Tournament

A scouting report on Florida's  NCAA Tournament opponent Thursday night in Dallas. St. Bonaventure plays UCLA on Tuesday night in Dayton for the right to advance to face the Gators: St. Bonaventure Olean, N.Y., 25-7. Nickname: Bonnies. Coach: Mark Schmidt. Conference: Atlantic 10....

NCAA invite last opportunity for Gators

ST. LOUIS — As the NCAA basketball bracket was revealed Sunday, the TV broadcast flashed to different teams when they found out who they would be playing or that they were playing in the Big Dance. If they had shown...

UF receives 6 seed in Dallas for NCAA Tournament

Florida is heading to Dallas for the NCAA Tournament as a six seed in the East Region and won't know its opponent until Tuesday night. The Gators (20-12) will play Thursday night at the American Airlines Center (9:57 p.m. ET,...

Just which Gator team will show up?

ST. LOUIS — In a cold and grainy city where the only signs that the SEC is staging its premier basketball event are in and around the Scottrade Center, Florida’s basketball team got a break. The tournament’s TV broadcast shifted...

Gators look to regroup after SEC tourney loss

ST. LOUIS - Florida left the SEC Tournament late Friday night following its quarterfinal loss to Arkansas down, but not out. The No. 23 Gators regressed in their 80-72 loss to the Razorbacks. But UF has been in this situation...

FINAL: SEC Basketball Tournament Glance

Did the tournament shake out the way you thought?

KENTUCKY 77, TENNESSEE 72

Fourth consecutive SEC tourney title for Wildcats.

TENNESSEE 84, ARKANSAS 66

Vols play Wildcats for SEC tourney title

KENTUCKY 86, ALABAMA 63

Wildcats play for SEC tourney title

SEC notebook: White has done good job following legend at UF, Kennedy says

ST. LOUIS -- Former Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy has always thought highly of Florida coach Mike White. White worked under Kennedy as an assistant at Ole Miss for five seasons (2006-11) before taking his first head coaching job at...

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...

UF’s effort not good enough at this level

ST. LOUIS -- Arkansas hasn’t won anything yet. The Razorbacks are still two victories away from claiming an SEC Tournament title and who knows what will happen next week with an erratic team? But they sure celebrated like Friday night’s...

Arkansas bounces No. 23 Florida from SEC tourney

ST. LOUIS -- Another season. Another early exit for Florida in the SEC Tournament. For the second straight year, the No. 23 Gators were unable to take advantage of a double bye in the event. Behind 27 points from senior...

TENNESSEE 62, MISS. STATE 59

Vols advance to tourney semifinal

KENTUCKY 62, GEORGIA 49

Wildcats will play Crimson Tide for berth in SEC title game