PHOTOS: Gators fall the Gamecocks 71-69

The Gators lost in a close one in SEC action at the Stephen C. O'Connell center Saturday.

Second-half collapse seals Gators’ fate vs. Gamecocks

South Carolina executed a play for the ages Saturday night in Exactech Arena, but not without a huge assist from Florida. It was a stunning end to a game the Gators needed to win, Chris Silva scoring on a dunk...

Gators look to get offense cranking to start SEC play

The non-conference portion of Florida’s schedule didn’t go exactly the way coach Mike White hoped it would with four losses, three of them in the last couple of minutes. The Gators find themselves still trying to figure things out offensively...

Photos: Gators beat Butler 77-43

Photos shot by Staff Photographer Alan Youngblood of the Gators' win over Butler on Saturday in Exactech Arena.

Rematch mismatch: Florida 77, Butler 43

After sputtering throughout much of the non-conference basketball schedule, the Florida Gators came out firing on all cylinders in the second match-up with Butler in 37 days. Florida opened the game Saturday at the O’Connell Center on a 21-0 run...

Florida, Butler in rematch at O’Dome

Florida’s final tune-up before opening SEC play Jan. 5 will be against a familiar opponent. The Gators men’s basketball team will host Butler at 4 p.m. in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center today, giving Mike White...

Johnson to transfer from Florida

Johnson scored 23 points in six appearances at Florida.

Final: UF routs Florida Gulf Coast

SUNRISE — Jalen Hudson's faith in his shot was finally rewarded, and his regained touch paid off Saturday for the Florida Gators. The senior guard snapped a season-long slump by sinking three consecutive 3-pointers during a 2½-minute span midway through...

Gators in need of wins before SEC play

Florida men’s basketball coach Mike White attributed the team’s late-game lethargy against Mercer to the preceding 10 days of exhausting practice. But there’s little time to rest — not when the Gators are set for a quick turnaround in...

Back to work: Florida defeats Mercer, 71-63

After 10 days away from the basketball court, Florida looked to come out rejuvenated Tuesday. But the 40 minutes of action at the O'Connell Center was marked with issues similar to the ones that have plagued the Gators. The Gators...

UF basketball team eager to display lessons learned during break

Ten days have passed since Florida dropped to 5-4 after a 63-59 loss to Michigan State — giving coach Mike White and the Gators plenty of time to process the circumstances surrounding the defeat. When the UF men’s basketball team...

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...