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No. 10 Florida 101, Nebraska-Kearney 71. Will Yeguete, playing in his first game since returning from a broken bone in his foot last season, had 20 points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes to lead No. 10 Florida to a 101-71 victory over Nebraska-Kearney in an exhibition game Thursday night.
Freshman Michael Frazier II led the Gators with 21 points, and starting guard Kenny Boynton added 14. Florida shot 60.3 percent from the field, including 11 of 24 from 3-point range.
The Gators have a week to prepare for their regular-season opener on Nov. 9 against Georgetown. That game will be held aboard the USS Bataan near Jacksonville, Fla. They follow five days later with a home game against No. 23 Wisconsin.
Florida is coming off consecutive regional final appearances in the NCAA tournament.
BEST OF MAXIM
Will Yeguete knows his limitations. He won’t ever be an elite scorer for the Gators or a go-to option on offense, but that didn’t look like the case on Thursday in a 101-71 win over Nebraska-Kearney. The junior’s knack for the ball on the offensive glass helped him post 20 points and 11 rebounds for Florida. Yeguete knows his strengths and improved them in the offseason.
This was supposed to be a celebratory week at Florida.
The Gators expected to beat rival Georgia, clinch a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game and then worry about staying undefeated against Missouri.
Six turnovers changed everything.
The mistake-prone Gators lost 17-9 to the Bulldogs, leaving them in an unenviable position of trying to regroup from a setback...
The Florida gators cruised to a 101-71 preseason victory over Nebraska -Kearney. The freshmen showed up big, but head coach Billy Donovan is looking for more from the overall squad. Senior guard Kenny Boynton, sophomore forward Will Yeguete, and freshman Michael Frazier talked to the media following the contest and we have some of that here.
Mike Rosario has been waiting for his chance. It won’t count officially in his career statistics, but Thursday’s exhibition game against Nebraska-Kearney will be his first step in the right direction. After not starting a game in his Florida career, head coach Billy Donovan will give Rosario that chance on Thursday. It’s an honor Rosario has earned by his improved play during...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. By the time Gators coach Will Muschamp left the locker room for the start of the second half, the words he yelled into radio reporter Brady Ackermans microphone at the end of the first half were already attached to a hashtag on Twitter.
And in all caps: OVERCOMETHEADVERSITY
Following Muschamps forceful statement, the Gators went out after halftime and did just...
efensive lineman Antonio Riles (6'4/265) of Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Ga. is committed to the Florida Gators. See him in action in his latest game against South Gwinnett.
There are plenty of adjectives to describe Florida's offense, which ranks 100th in the nation and managed just three field goals in a costly loss to rival Georgia last week.
The best one might be predictable.
The eighth-ranked Gators are running the ball on 78.1 percent of their first downs, the highest of any team in a Bowl Championship Series conference.
Army, New Mexico...
Florida coach Billy Donovan had the luxury of quick hooks in an exhibition game. When the effort wasn’t where he wanted it, veterans found themselves sitting on the bench. The freshmen brought energy and excitement off the bench while also combining for 50 points as No. 10 Florida secured a 101-71 win over Nebraska-Kearney.
After preaching discipline and holding scramble lanes to the defensive line, the Florida defensive line had a chance to pin their ears back and get after the quarterback. The Gators ended the game without recording a sack. Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn felt like the unit did a better job than the numbers showed, but there’s still room to improve as the season continues.
The Gators have an opportunity to bounce back from last week’s loss to Georgia, but multiple players have been slowed by the flu bug and missed time on the practice field this week. Defensive tackle Leon Orr is the only player that has been ruled out with the flu when Missouri comes to town on Saturday,
After picking up their first SEC conference win at home against the Kentucky Wildcats last week, the Missouri Tigers hit the road down South to the unfriendly venue of the Swamp to take on the Florida Gators.
Head coach Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators ready themselves as they host the Missouri Tigers this Saturday afternoon. For Muschamp and the Gators it's the last home SEC game of the season. Will the Gators be able to bring in the top tier talent this weekend?
The Florida Gators look to rebound from last week's performance against the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday afternoon in the Swamp. The Gators will look to keep hope alive as they need a win over Missouri and a Georgia loss to represent the SEC East in the Georgia Dome.
Florida’s freshman class wasn’t ranked in the top 25 out of high school, but each of the four players showed promise in Thursday’s 101-71 exhibition win over Nebraska-Kearney. Guard Michael Frazier II led the team with 21 points and hit five three-pointers. The other three freshmen each had their moments that showed what they are capable of doing on the floor.