Florida takes pressure off Finney-Smith to be more vocal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Dorian Finney-Smith tried to be Florida's vocal leader. A fifth-year senior, a returning starter and a guy with Final Four experience, it made perfect sense for new coach Mike White to ask Finney-Smith to do a little more in his last year. But it took Finney-Smith well out of his comfort zone, which became painfully obvious to White a few weeks ago. So...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida's leading scorer Dorian Finney-Smith staying for senior year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida forward Dorian Finney-Smith, the team's leading scorer and rebounder this season, has decided to return for his senior year. Finney-Smith made the announcement Thursday, giving the Gators some good news a week after guard Michael Frazier II opted to turn pro. A second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection, Finney-Smith was coach Billy Donovan's most...
Via Associated Press
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Gators reinstate junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith has been reinstated to the Florida basketball team after serving a three-game suspension for violating team rules. Finney-Smith, the team's second-leading scorer and top rebounder, will be on the floor Saturday when the Gators (13-15, 6-9) take on Tennessee (14-13, 6-9) at the O'Connell Center, as coach Billy Donovan goes for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Reinstates Junior F Dorian Finney-Smith, Will Play vs. Tennessee Saturday

Florida junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith has been reinstated onto the Gators’ team, the program announced this afternoon.  Finney-Smith, who is averaging 12.9 points and 5.8 rebounds a game, was suspended by Billy Donovan on Feb. 18 for violating team rules. He missed three games. Florida went 1-2 in those contests, beating Vanderbilt but losing to LSU and Missouri.  The 6...
Via College Spun
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Junior F Dorian Finney-Smith Suspended Indefinitely

Florida’s already slim chances of making the NCAA Tournament just got smaller.  The Gators announced Wednesday night that junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. Finney-Smith, a 6-foot-8 forward, is Florida’s second-leading scorer, averaging 12.9 points a game, while leading the team in rebounding with 5.8 boards a contest...
Via College Spun
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Dorian Finney-Smith leads Florida to win with late dunk and block

The Florida Gators needed someone to step up in their game against Alabama and Dorian Finney-Smith did just that on these back to back possessions with time running out as the Gators beat the Tide 52-50…
Via The Student Section
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vines: Huge Dunk And Block By Dorian Finney-Smith On Back-To-Back Possessions Seals Win For Florida

Florida basketball is not having its best year by a long shot, but the Gators survived tonight’s game against SEC foe Alabama on the back of two huge plays down the stretch by Dorian Finney-Smith. With the game tied at 50 and 22 seconds remaining in regulation, Finney-Smith threw down a nasty dunk on forward Michael Kessens to put the Gators up two. At the other end of the court...
Via College Spun
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 1 Florida tops Vandy for share of SEC title

Dorian Finney-Smith scored 19 points, and No. 1 Florida held off Vanderbilt 57-54 on Tuesday night to clinch at least a share of its second straight Southeastern Conference title and seventh overall.
Via Philly Sports Live
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dorian Finney-Smith clutch when it matters for Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- For Dorian Finney-Smith, his offensive night had been a battle of wills between himself and the unforgiving rims at the O'Connell Center. Twelve shots, just two makes. Even a couple missed dunks. All night long, though, Florida coach Billy Donovan reminded the kid they call "Doe-Doe" to forget the last play and do something about the next one. Live in the present...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Finney-Smith lifts No. 15 Florida over FSU 67-66

Dorian Finney-Smith made a free throw with 1.3 seconds left, lifting No. 15 Florida to a 67-66 victory over rival Florida State on Friday night. Finney-Smith struggled all night from the field, missing 10 of 12 shots, but came up big in the clutch. He grabbed an offensive rebound on a missed jumper by Scottie Wilkebin and got fouled on the putback. He missed the first free throw...
Via Associated Press
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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