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Gator Hoops: What should the Gators expect from Auburn on Saturday?

Kevin Brockway interviews sports writer James Crepea for insight into the Tigers.

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 62-57 loss at Tennessee

Three observations following Florida's 62-57 loss at Tennessee on Wednesday night: -- Florida coach Mike White said he benched junior guard KeVaughn Allen down the stretch due to his lack of aggressiveness, "Just going with guys who were playing hard...

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 71-68 loss to Vanderbilt

Three observations following Florida's 71-68 loss to Vanderbilt at Memorial Gym: -- Offense had been a problem for the Gators in squandering leads in the final 10 minutes. This time, it was defense that cost the Gators. Florida was outscored...

Dupay on Chiozza, relief efforts in Puerto Rico

Has Florida senior point guard Chris Chiozza hit a wall? I posted that question to former Gator standout point guard Teddy Dupay on my latest Gator Hoops podcast. The 6-foot, 175 pound Chiozza entered February having scored double figures in 12...

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 72-69 OT loss to Georgia

Three observations following Florida's 72-69 overtime loss at the O'Connell Center: -- Should the Gators have fouled up 59-56 with under 13 seconds left? The Gators had already allowed Georgia to grab two offensive rebounds by missing block outs on...

Defense lifts Florida to win at South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. –  For an afternoon, at least, Florida delivered blows instead of taking them, stood its ground rather than giving in. The Gators maintained the edge they showed earlier in the week with a smothering defensive performance in a...

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 65-41 win over South Carolina

Three observations following Florida’s 65-41 win over South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena: --  It was good to see Florida continue to give senior point guard Chris Chiozza more breathers throughout the game. Mike Okauru and KeVaughn Allen both were...

Former Gator message to Egbunu: Don’t lose hope

Former Florida forward Adam Allen understands what current UF senior center John Egbunu is going through. For more than two years at Florida, Allen tried to rehabilitate from two knee surgeries. At one point, the 6-foot-8 former Milton High (Northwest...

Gators Hoopcast: Getting Ready for South Carolina Rematch

The Gainesville Sun's Kevin Brockway talks with Heath Cline, host on 107.5 The Game in Columbia S.C.

Chiozza named Cousy Award finalist

Florida senior point guard Chris Chiozza was named as one of 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the top college point guard in the nation. Chiozza leads the SEC in assists (6.0 apg) and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.48-1),...

Beyond the Arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 68-50 loss to Alabama

Three observations following UF's 68-50 loss Saturday to Alabama at the O'Connell Center: -- I didn't think UF's shot selection was as bad as it was earlier in the week against Georgia. But Florida did show signs of panic, or...

Notebook: Lack of bench points doom Gators in Alabama loss

Looking for a spark offensively, Florida moved junior guard Jalen Hudson into the starting lineup Saturday against Alabama. But the move had an adverse effect on UF’s bench, which was outscored 29-1 in its 68-50 loss at the O’Connell Center. The...
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Gator Hoops: A closer look at Collin Sexton and the Crimson Tide

Kevin Brockway interviews Tuscaloosa News sports columnist Cecil Hurt ahead of Alabama's game at Florida on Saturday.

Beyond the Arc: 3 Takeaways from UF’s 72-60 loss at Georgia

Three observations following Florida's 72-60 loss to Georgia on Tuesday night at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens: — It's not an official stat, but Florida must lead the SEC in missed dunks. The Kevarrius Hayes missed dunk with 15:55 left in...

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 81-60 win over Baylor

Three observations following Florida's 81-60 win Saturday over Baylor at the O'Connell Center: -- It's easy to pile on Florida junior center Kevarrius Hayes for his offensive shortcomings. But Hayes continued to excel at protecting the rim this season, blocking...

For Maloney, ties at Florida, Baylor go beyond wins, losses

To Timmy Maloney, sports have always been about relationships. The bonds created that supercede wins, losses, even championships. Maloney will watch Saturday’s Florida-Baylor SEC-Big 12 matchup with keen interest, given his strong ties to both programs. It also will help...

Vitale talks Florida-Baylor matchup, SEC, upcoming gala

Long-time ESPN college basketball analyst and Basketball Hall of Famer Dick Vitale will be back in Gainesville on Saturday, calling the Florida-Baylor, SEC-Big 12 Challenge for ESPN (noon tip). Vitale, who lives three hours down the road in Lakewood Ranch,...

Gator Hoops: Florida vs. Baylor Big 12 Challenge

Gainesville Sun basketball beat writer Kevin Brockway talks with John Werner, the Waco Tribune-Herald Baylor sports beat writer

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 77-72 loss to South Carolina

Three observations following Florida's 77-72 loss to South Carolina at the O'Connell Center. -- Though the Gators outscored South Carolina 28-20 in the paint, Florida missed some early finishes around the basket that proved costly late -- including layups by...

A special night for former UF point guard

Bruno Caldwell was one of the few of 24,000 at Rupp Arena in Gator colors during Florida's 66-64 win over Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Saturday night. "I always represent my Gators in every sport, football, basketball," Caldwell said. Caldwell knows...