Gators shoot lights out in upset win at No. 11 Texas A&M

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Florida stood up to the physical challenge to pull off an upset at No. 11 Texas A&M on Tuesday night. Some excellent ball movement and perimeter shooting helped as well. Senior forward Egor Koulechov led three UF...

Gators preparing for bloodbath against physical Texas A&M frontline

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Florida coach Mike White described the challenge of facing Texas A&M’s vaunted frontline as a “bloodbath.” “It needs to be for us to have any chance,” White said. “If it's not, we have no chance. It needs to be incredibly...

Florida solves Vandy hex, opens SEC play with a win

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In a week in which just eight scholarship players were healthy to practice, against a team that had its number in recent seasons, Florida played its best 20 minutes of basketball in more than a  month Saturday against Vanderbilt. The...

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 81-74 win against Vanderbilt

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Three observations following UF's 81-74 win over Vanderbilt at the O'Connell Center. -- Junior center Kevarrius Hayes was more active inside with 7 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks against Vanderbilt. But the 6-foot-9 Hayes needs to continue to do...

Dooley: UF finishes strong for an early must-win

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When the buzzer finally sounded and Vanderbilt’s mad bombers had been diffused as much by an expired clock as anything, Florida’s Egor Koulechov tossed the ball over his head and into the air. It wasn’t exactly a celebration as much...

Banged-up Gators out to solve Vandy, take SEC opener

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Florida is opening SEC play today against a familiar nemesis. Vanderbilt beat Florida in all three meetings last season and has won five straight against the Gators. The Commodores are the only SEC team that Mike White has yet to...

Gators in the NBA: Corey Brewer’s revenge game

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With two starters out and no one giving the Lakers much of a chance, forward Corey Brewer shot the lights out for L.A. going 7-of-9 from the field on his way to 21 points, five rebounds and three steals...

White: Improved SEC presents opportunity

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Florida coach Mike White is not one to shy away from a challenge. This is, after all, a coach who didn't think twice about replacing a future Hall of Famer in Billy Donovan. So White views the Gators competing in...

Better balance could create more competition in SEC hoops

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Southeastern Conference men's basketball coaches love to talk about how their league is more balanced than its national reputation suggests. Early returns back up their statements and indicate there will be a wide-open race for the SEC title as league...

Gator Hoops podcast: Gators loading up for SEC season

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Kevin talks with SEC Network analyst Dane Bradshaw about the Gators starting SEC play.

Hayes looking to turn season around as UF opens SEC play

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The holiday break came at a good time for Florida junior center Kevarrius Hayes. A chance to rest physically. A chance to clear his mind after an up-and-down start to the 2017-18 season. The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Hayes took some confidence into...

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 75-60 win over Incarnate Word

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Three observations following Florida's 75-60 win over Incarnate Word: -- Junior guard Jalen Hudson has had better scoring games, but tonight was his best all-around game as a Gator. The 6-foot-6 Hudson can be a shot-hound, but tonight had a...

Florida knocks off Incarnate Word

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Florida coach Mike White wasn’t going to use the approaching holiday break as an excuse for another up-and-down offensive performance in UF’s 75-60 win over Incarnate Word before 8,021 at the O’Connell Center. “We’ve shot it like this for a...

Gators to face Incarnate Word in final test before SEC play

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Call it a final tuneup. As Florida continues to learn to win defensively, the Gators also will try to return to a semblance of the dynamic offense they showed earlier this season on Friday night when they face Incarnate Word....

Johnson back in concussion protocol

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Florida forward Chase Johnson is back in concussion protocol after suffering his second concussion in a three-month span. Johnson has sat out UF's last five games with an illness. While Johnson has also been battling the flu, tests by Florida...

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from Florida’s 72-63 win over JMU

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Three observations following Florida's 72-63 win over James Madison: -- Florida simply needs to get more production out of Keith Stone and Kevarrius Hayes. Florida coach Mike White said Stone has been playing well in practice, but outside of an...

Photos: Gators Beat James Madison

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A 72-63 win gets the Gators back on the winning trail.

Defense, Chiozza fuel Gators to win over James Madison

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Nothing has come easy for Florida since returning from the PK80 Tournament in Portland, Ore.

Florida still searching for right combinations

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Go small. Or go bigger. That’s the dilemma Florida coach Mike White has faced through the first 10 games of the 2017-18 season. White will continue to mix and match different lineup combinations Wednesday night when Florida returns home to face...

Chiozza: No time to panic for Gators

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Florida senior point guard Chris Chiozza said it's not time to panic — yet. The Gators (6-4) have lost four of five games and are coming off a 71-69 loss to Clemson on Saturday at the Orange Bowl Classic in...