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The Gators offense is in transition under new offensive coordinator Brent Pease, and the players are getting their first taste of it out at Spring practice. Get the latest on Pease's style and find out what the defense is focused on here.
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The Gators have been scoring a whole lot of points here lately and have made more three pointers than any other team in the country this year. I don’t think Florida has that one player that can beat you, but they have three of four very solid guys. As good as they’ve looked on offense this season, I’m anxious to see how they’ll look against Louisville’s defense.
PHOENIX -- On a night that set offensive basketball back half a century, the city of Phoenix would like to thank the Florida Gators for doing something no other team in the West Regional could do Thursday: eclipsing the 40 percent shooting threshold.
For that, the Gators can thank guard Bradley Beal, who continues to use the NCAA tournament as his personal showcase.
PHOENIX Erik Murphy was 0-for-5 shooting in the first half and looked timid after missing a pair of open 3-pointers early.
Florida coach Billy Donovan, sensing Murphy's drop in confidence, lit into him at the break. Not the way you might expect.
"I want you to shoot every time you're open," Donovan told Murphy. "And if I see you not shooting the ball, I...
The Florida Gators were hot in the first half as they blistered Louisville’s zone defense, but a change on defense in the second half saw the Cardinals whittle away a 12 point lead and eventually beat the underdog Gators in Phoenix for the right to play in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four. It was a tough emotional loss for the Gators who talked to the media after the game...
The Florida Gators will advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row. This time they advance on the upset of #3 seed Marquette in a rough and tumble game that saw the orange and blue prevail 69-58. Here is a look at the game in pictures of the big win
PHOENIX Florida was hoping for some dj vu, circa 2006. Instead, the Gators got the 2011 version -- the version nobody wanted.
Just as they did last season against Butler in the Elite Eight, the Gators built a comfortable lead Saturday against Louisville, then went stone cold in the game's home stretch. Florida managed just three points in the final eight minutes and 16 seconds...
1) CB Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama
Following his three years as a starter for Florida, Jenkins transferred to North Alabama after multiple run-ins with both the law and his coaches. Even though the competition was not comparable, Jenkins kept himself in the top three or four as his position. He is a natural cover corner with good instincts and exceptional quick-twitch...
Bradley Beal and Erik Murphy scored 14 points each, but Florida squandered an 11-point lead in the second half to lose 72-68 in the West Regional on Saturday and keep coach Billy Donovan winless against his mentor.
Donovan hadn't beaten Louisville coach Rick Pitino in six previous tries, but appeared to be headed toward a breakthrough win after the Gators hit eight 3-pointers...
Kenny Boynton and Brad Beal talked to the media following Florida's 68-58 victory over Marquette. It was a fast paced game and the two were pressed into the speed and very physical play from a Big East opponent. They talked for a few moments after the late night game and we have the transcript and video here.
That is Erving Walker throwing an alley oop to Florida’s own man beast Patric Young. This all took place during the Elite Eight when the Louisville Cardinals took on the Florida Gators. Old mentor Rick Pitino versus student Billy Donovan.
Lowest seed left, Florida, looking to upend Louisville.
PHOENIX - Almost every time he touches the ball, Bradley Beal does something special. His latest bit of basketball wizardry moved Florida a win away from the Final Four and set up Billy Donovan with a perfectly scripted matchup against his old coach and boss, Rick Pitino.
It’s quite early in the recruiting process for 2014 Demarre Kitt, but it’s pretty much already blowing up. The wide receiver from Sandy Creek HS (Tyrone, GA) already has ten offers, his most recent on coming from the Florida Gators.
Louisville vs Florida, 2nd half.