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Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 52-50 win over Alabama

Some observations following Florida’s 52-50 win over Alabama: – Florida coach Billy Donovan explained his decision to play freshman point guard Chris Chiozza down the stretch over sophomore point guard Kasey Hill. “He made a couple of plays, he knocked down that big 3 (to put Florida up 44-41) and he was engaged in the game, he was defending,” Donovan said. “Really there...

Grant’s Tomb: It’s Time For Alabama Basketball To Move On

The circumstances under which Anthony Grant became the head basketball coach at the University of Alabama are, weirdly enough, the very reasons why the Crimson Tide need to start fresh with a new basketball coach at season’s end. Following a loss at home on Tuesday night to Billy Donovan and the Florida Gators, it’s clear more than ever that Grant is not working out in Tuscaloosa...
Via Bloguin Best
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who's the best SEC basketball coach ever?

Though Kentucky has dominated SEC basketball over the years, there have been great coaches from several league schools besides the Wildcats, from Billy Donovan at Florida to Dale Brown at LSU. So who do you think is the best of...
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
2 days ago

Billy D defends decision on transfers

With Florida off to a 10-9 start, the inevitable question came up whether Florida coach Billy Donovan has been too reliant on bring in transfers instead of recruiting more four-year players. Florida’s current active roster includes four transfers. Three are starters, forward Dorian Finney Smith (Virginia Tech), guard Eli Carter (Rutgers) and center Jon Horford (Michigan). UF...

Donovan’s psychological ploy sparks struggling Frazier

Send to Kindle Donovan’s Gators claimed the No. 1 overall seed. (Burgess/University of Florida Athletics Communications) This has been a trying year so far for the Florida Gators and coach Billy Donovan.  The inconsistency, uncertainty, and lack of execution and leadership on a young Gators team had driven them to a 7-6 record coming into South Carolina for their SEC opener...
Via College Chalktalk
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Says This Year’s Florida Team Should Not Have Final Four-Type Expectations

Billy Donovan knows how to minimize the expectations surrounding his Florida men’s basketball team.  The 49-year-old coach has led four different Gators’ teams to the Final Four (2000, ’06, ’07 and ’14) and two squads to a national championship (2006-07). Therefore, Donovan believes he understands what it takes for a college basketball team to reach the sport’s mecca...
Via College Spun
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida’s Chris Walker suspended first three games of the season

Florida basketball fans were thrilled to hear that sophomore-to-be Chris Walker, who many believe is a first-round NBA talent, would be returning for his second season in Gainesville. It looks like they’ll have to wait a few weeks to actually see him on the court, however. Wednesday, head coach Billy Donovan announced that Walker has been suspended for the team’s first three...
Via College Spun
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators lock up Billy Donovan with three-year extension, raise

Florida coach Billy Donovan has signed a three-year contract extension that raises his average salary to $3.7 million over the next six years. Donovan signed the extension in February, before the Gators became the first team in Southeastern Conference history to go 18-0 in the regular season. Florida also won the SEC tournament and earned the NCAA tournament's overall top seed. The...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan is 'baffled' by Florida's game against Albany

Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan was very frustrated following the game against Albany, stating that he was "baffled."
Via Gamedayr
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Tweets Photo Of Florida’s New Custom LeBron 11s

When the Florida Gators take the court against No. 15 Memphis Tuesday night as part of the Jimmy V Classic, they’ll be doing so in style. The team will be wearing brand new Nike LeBron 11s, customized with the Gators’ colors. Head coach Billy Donovan gave us a sneak peek on Twitter this afternoon: Cases of custom @KingJames shoes in for the guys today from @nikebasketball. About...
Via College Spun
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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