Posted March 15, 2013 on
Florida head coach Billy Donovan challenged his team to respond. They closed the Southeastern Conference regular season with a loss at Kentucky, and Donovan wanted his team to get back to the level of play it was at early in conference play. Friday afternoon was a positive step in that direction. No. 13 Florida secured a blowout 80-58 win over LSU to advance to the tournament semifinals.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Florida knows it's in the NCAA Tournament.
Ole Miss thinks it is, but wants to make sure.
They'll play here Sunday at noon in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game. To the victor goes the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament field of 68.
That would come as a relief to Ole Miss (25-8), which entered SEC tourney play firmly...
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Florida coach Billy Donovan has noticed something missing from his team the last three weeks.
Ball security? Sure. Rebounding? Absolutely. Clutch shots in close games? Well, that, too.
Those tangible miscues are correctable, but Donovan says he's more concerned about one intangible missing element.
"I'm more looking at the whole body of...
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After watching Florida stumble down the stretch, Billy Donovan challenged his team to come out with more intensity in the SEC tournament.
The conference's top-seeded squad responded with its best performance in a month.
The 13th-ranked Gators look to build on an impressive showing and take a step closer to adding a tournament title to their regular...
Alabama moved quickly to a 37-27 lead out of halftime against Florida Saturday afternoon as the Crimson Tide scored on four of the first five possessions while the Gators were sputtering and in need of a pick-me-up. Enter Kenny Boynton, who had suffered through some of his own struggles this season. He scored 13 of the Gators’ 20 points in a 6:35 stretch that totally turned...
The Florida Gators got things startd pretty early on Friday against LSU and coasted to an easy win over the Bengal Tigers to a tune of 80-58. Erik Murphy put on a show for the Gators, but the entire squad looked good for the most part. Here is a pictorial account of the game.
Kenny Boynton and the Gators needed this. The senior guard’s shot has been inconsistent throughout his final year at Florida, and it looked like that trend was going to continue on Saturday -- until the second half. Boynton was held scoreless in the first half and scored all of his team-high 16 points in the second half, pushing Florida into the SEC Tournament final with a 61-51...
The Florida Gators had the first of two open practices and FightinGators.com was there to cover it for you. Thanks to photographer Todd Caldwell for giving us these and more pics to come from yesterday's action.
The Florida Gators propelled to comfortable 4-1 win in Friday's conference opener against the Kentucky Wildcats. Starting pitcher Jay Carmichael, second baseman/ Friday's home run hitter Josh Tobias and coach Kevin O'Sullivan discuss the nab of the first game of the SEC series.
Florida was down by as much as 10 to Alabama during the Semifinal of the SEC Tournament. The Gators fought their way back and are now one game away from not only winning the regular season title but also the tournament.
Florida was ready to get back on the court after losing their regular season finale to Kentucky. The Gators got back to their winning ways in the Quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.
Will Muschamp admits it on a routine basis -- he’s young but old fashioned. Part of that is why he knows the Gators have an important part of the defense to rebuild this spring. It’s the entire middle. The Gators lost both of the starting defensive tackles, inside linebackers and safeties following last season. There’s talent on the roster, but the Gators need to develop depth this spring.
The Florida offense looked to be passing the ball a little deeper than usual and testing the defense. Quarterback Jeff Driskel looked great for most of the day minus a couple of errant throws. Almost every one of Florida's receivers made a standout play. Safety Jabari Gorman was the best player on defense on Friday. We caught a lot of it here in this short video segment from practice.
The Florida Gators (26-6) advanced to the final of the SEC basketball tournament today by beating the Alabama Crimson Tide (21-12), 61-51.