Update: No. 10 Kentucky stops Florida, 65-59

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By GARY B. GRAVES/AP Sports Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari praised Immanuel Quickley’s basketball savvy, but only after the Kentucky coach and an assistant first challenged the guard to shoot the ball — or else. “I said, ‘If you don’t...

Gators look for improved transition defense vs. Wildcats

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Florida (17-9, 9-4) at No. 10 Kentucky (21-5, 11-2), 6 p.m. today, ESPN, 103.7-FM Having won five of six games in February, the Gators men’s basketball team now hits the road for a critical contest in the SEC’s most hostile...

Florida to visit No. 10 Kentucky on Saturday

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Florida (17-9, 9-4) at No. 10 Kentucky (21-5, 11-2), 6 p.m. Saturday, ESPN, 103.7-FM The host Wildcats have won five in a row and stand alone atop the standings with a two-game edge on Florida, Auburn and LSU — the...

Gators offense finds balance through defense in win over Razorbacks

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Led by the sophomores, Florida’s offense exhibited ever-elusive balance in the win Tuesday over Arkansas.  Early on, it was sharpshooter Noah Locke with a trio of first-half 3-pointers that stole the show, and it came at an impressive rate, too....

Florida wins third consecutive game, handles Arkansas, 73-59

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  You’ve probably heard this before, but Keyontae Johnson might be the most valuable player on Florida’s basketball team. And if you had not heard it before Tuesday night, you definitely heard it after Florida’s 73-59 win over Arkansas. The sophomore recorded...

Arkansas looks to end streak vs. Florida

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Arkansas (16-9, 4-8 SEC) vs. Florida (16-9, 8-4) O'Connell Center, 7 p.m. today, ESPNU, 103.7-FM BOTTOM LINE: Florida looks to extend Arkansas's conference losing streak to five games. Arkansas' last SEC win came against the Alabama Crimson Tide 82-78 on Feb....

White looking for Gators to replicate Saturday’s first half tonight vs. Razorbacks

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Who: Arkansas (16-9, 4-8 SEC) vs. Florida (16-9, 8-4) When: 7 p.m. today Where: Billy Donovan Court at Exactech Arena/O’Connell Center TV: ESPNU Radio: 103.7-FM The first half of Saturday’s 84-66 win over Vanderbilt saw the Gators play at such a dominant level...

SEC stacked with NCAA Tournament bubble teams

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By JOHN MARSHALL/ AP Basketball Writer Eds: CORRECTS: Alabama lost to Auburn. The SEC has three teams that should be locks for the NCAA Tournament. The rest of the conference may have some work to do. No. 11 Auburn (22-3) climbed as...

Photos: Billy Donovan Honored with Court Renaming

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Florida Gator legend Billy Donovan was in the house as the court was renamed in his honor.

Photos: Gator Run Vandy out of town

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The Florida Gators beat the Commodores 84-66.

Dooley: Gators feed off energy from special night on “Billy Donovan Court”

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There was 5:35 remaining in the game -- a game long since decided -- when Florida’s basketball team went to the bench during a timeout called by Vanderbilt. “I looked up,” said Mike White, “and Chris Chiozza is in our...

Florida hammers Vanderbilt, 84-66

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Noah Locke had 19 points on 6-for-8 three-point shooting, Kerry Blackshear provided 15 points and a team-high five assists, as Florida led from coast-to-coast before claiming a 84-66 win over Vanderbilt (9-16, 1-11 SEC) in a contest that had all the makings of a trap game, yet was anything but after the first five minutes of action. 

Tearful Donovan back at Florida for court-naming celebration

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Donovan thanked former players, former assistants, his former boss, his family and the Gainesville community for helping him reach this career pinnacle.

Dooley: Billy’s big night

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Billy Donovan gets it. He understands that every time a Florida basketball game is on television from now on, anyone watching will see his signature on the court. “That’s the thing that takes me back a little bit,” he said. “I...

Florida’s focus on Vanderbilt

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Who: Vanderbilt (9-15, 1-10 SEC) vs. Florida (15-9, 7-4) When: 8 tonight Where: O’Connell Center TV: SEC Network Radio: 103.7-FM, AM-850 The Florida men’s basketball team’s 8 p.m. match-up with Vanderbilt has been circled on the calendars of Florida fans for months...

Florida out to prevent Vanderbilt upset bid

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Vanderbilt (9-15, 1-10) vs. Florida (15-9, 7-4) O'Connell Center, Saturday, 8 p.m., SEC Network, 103.7-FM, AM-850 Special night: Saturday night the floor at Exactech Arena/O'Connell Center officially is christened "Billy Donovan Court" during halftime. Donovan, who led the Gators to multiple...

Florida bounces back, routs Texas A&M

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas  — Needing a win in the worst way, the Florida Gators relied on their sophomores to make it happen Wednesday night against Texas A&M. Andrew Nembhard scored a game-high 24 points, Noah Locke connected for a season-high...

Florida visits Texas A&M with a chance to turn things around

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Who: Florida (14-9, 6-4 SEC) vs. Texas A&M (11-11, 5-5) When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Reed Arena, College Station, Texas TV: SEC Network Radio: 103.7-FM, AM-850 As Florida’s struggles continue, so too does the team’s search for answers. Namely, when the Gators take the...

Gators needing big game from Blackshear

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Florida (14-9, 6-4) vs. Texas A&M (11-11, 5-5), Reed Arena, College Station, Texas; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EST, SEC Network, 103.7-FM BOTTOM LINE: Two senior forwards will be on display as Kerry Blackshear Jr. and Florida will go up against Josh...

Florida falls at Ole Miss, 68-51

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Florida struggled offensively with 15 turnovers and shot 18 of 54 (33.3%) from the field and 5 of 23 (21%) from beyond the arc.