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Gators restructure amidst lofty predictions

Send to Kindle The reputation of the Florida Gators basketball program has never been better. It’s a fact that coach Billy Donovan lost maybe more production than any other coach in college basketball as Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young, Casey Prather, and Will Yeguete graduated and took 57.9 percent of the Gators’ points and 51 percent of their rebounding with them from a year...
Via College Chalktalk
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns sign Barron, Jackson, Prather, Wilson

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns signed center Earl Barron and rookies Joe Jackson, Casey Prather and Jamil Wilson on Friday, giving them 18 players on the roster. The 33-year-old Barron played 12 games for the Suns in 2010-11 and last appeared in the NBA with New York in 2012-13. He has averaged 4.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 124 games in seven seasons with Miami, New York, Phoenix...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns sign four ahead of training camp

PHOENIX -- The Suns on Friday announced they signed veteran center Earl Barron and rookies guard Joe Jackson, guard/forward Casey Prather and forward Jamil Wilson to bring the club's roster to 18 players ahead of the start of training camp next week. Barron, who played with the Suns during the 2010-11 season, is a seven-year NBA veteran who last played with New York in the 2012-13...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Alex’s Decision

As you may well know at this point, Alex Poythress has decided to return to college for his Junior season. Last year Alex took a step back in production from his Freshmen season, but in terms of improvement, showed even more flashes of consistently playing hard as well the aggression that he needs to put on full display in order to become an elite prospect. To me, Alex is a lot like...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Basketball Destroys Southwest In Pickup Game

Florida basketball players Chris Walker, Scottie Wilbekin, Kasey Hill and Casey Prather destroyed Southwest Rec in a game of pickup.
Via Gamedayr
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida TV station recreates Gator highlight to beat rules

Broadcast rules prohibit non-CBS stations around the country from showing March Madness highlights until the day after the game, so ABC affiliate WCJB-TV in Gainesville, Fla., had to put on their thinking caps after the Florida Gators defeated the Dayton Flyers in Saturday’s Elite Eight matchup. The local station could have taken the traditional route and just showed still images...
Via NESN.com
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Hits: Gators stifle Pitt to reach Sweet 16

Falling out of bounds after a steal, Scottie Wilbekin managed to set up Casey Prather on a run-out, who with a Pitt defender trailing him, fed Patric Young for an alley-oop. It was among a few moments of spectacular offense for Florida, the NCAA tournament's No. 1 overall seed, as it dumped ninth-seeded Pitt 55-45. But like every bit of a win that pushed the Gators into the Sweet...
Via Fox Sports South
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Florida Vs. Pittsburgh – Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers, Line, Predictions

Twitter/@SInow Florida snuck by a feisty 16-seed Albany to avoid becoming the first number one to lose in the opening round. Pitt shook their bad tournament rep and buried Colorado by 29. This one looks a lot tougher than it did a few days ago. The winner will face one of UCLA, VCU, Stephen F. Austin, and Tulsa. Be sure to click here for more on Florida and Pitt. Also, check...
Via College Spun
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Out of sync, Gators gather themselves to survive and advance

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Florida Gators have made history all year, but the milestone they flirted with Thursday was something unfathomably disastrous. 0-116. That was the record of No. 16 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, dating to the expansion of the field to 64 teams nearly three decades ago. And there was UF, the nation's No. 1-ranked and top-seeded club in the South Region bracket...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida’s Casey Prather: “We Can’t Play Another Game Like That”

Everyone knows the old sports adage; a win is a win and there’s no such thing as a bad win. But don’t tell that to the Florida senior forward Casey Prather. The team’s leading scorer isn’t happy with the 1-seeded Gators’ 67-55 victory over the 16-seed Albany Great Danes. The score was much closer (tied at 39-39 at one point in the second half) than most anticipated for...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What time does Florida play Albany in NCAA Tournament?

What time does Florida play Albany in NCAA Tournament? March 20, 2014 4:10 PM on TBS Amway Center, Orlando, Florida The Florida Gators had an impressive 32-2 record this season and finished first in the SEC. They were led in scoring by forward Casey Prather, who averaged 14.3 PPG and 5 RPG. On the other […]
Via Philly Sports Live
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Featured On Sports Illustrated March Madness Cover

The Florida Gators are one of six teams to receive a March Madness cover from Sports Illustrated. Casey Prather and a slew of Rowdy Reptiles represent the Orange and Blue.
Via Gamedayr
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Gators looking to end streak of NCAA 'heartbreak'

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida already has cut down nets twice this season. The Gators have won a school-record 26 consecutive games, became the first team in Southeastern Conference history to go 18-0 in the regular season, won the league tournament and earned the overall top seed in the NCAA tournament for the second time. No doubt, coach Billy Donovan's team has accomplished...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

South Regional breakdown: No. 1 overall seed Florida seems poised for big things

The No. 1-ranked Florida Gators won't need to board a plane for their first stop in the NCAA Tournament. For the second time in four years, the Gators open the tournament in the Sunshine State. The No. 1 overall seed and top seed in the South Region, the Gators face the winner of Tuesday's play-in game between Albany and Mount St. Mary's on Thursday at the Amway Center in Orlando...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Florida Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Florida Gators were given a 1-seed in the South-region. They are coached by Billy Donovan and hail from the SEC. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against the winner of Albany and Mount St. Mary’s in Orlando, Florida on Thursday. Why: Florida finished...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Scottie Wilbekin, Julius Randle Headline SEC Awards

Scottie Wilbekin of Florida has been named SEC Player of the Year. Wilbekin was joined on the First Team All-SEC by Jabari Brown, Jordan McRae, Johnny O'Bryant, Casey Prather, Julius Randle, Trevor Releford and Jarnell Stokes. Randle was also named Freshman of the Year. On the Second Team All-SEC are Jordan Clarkson, Chris Denson, Marshall Henderson, Charles Mann, Jordan Mickey,...
Via RealGM
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators seniors respond en masse to complete perfect SEC schedule

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Seriously, how fitting was it all? The Kentucky Wildcats had sliced a 22-point lead to just six with 12 minutes to go. The top-ranked Florida Gators, trying to keep their appointment with destiny, had inched the lead back out to 10, but all those among one of the liveliest crowds ever to pack the O'Connell Center were a little uneasy, just waiting for a reason...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 Florida routs Kentucky, first team to go 18-0 in SEC play

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Patric Young scored 18 points in his final home game and No. 1 Florida routed 25th-ranked Kentucky 84-65 on Saturday, becoming the first team in Southeastern Conference history to go 18-0 in league play. Fellow seniors Casey Prather (15) and Scottie Wilbekin (13) also reached double figures for the Gators (29-2, 18-0), who have won 23 straight and 32 in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Power Rankings: Who Ends Up as a #1 Seed?

Casey Prather/nydailynews.comThe final installment of the College Hoops Digest Power Rankings also brings into account the one-seed and two-seed lines as the NCAA Tournament looms. The top eight will fill out the first two lines with the 9th and 10th teams in the rankings as those just missing out of the two-slot.Standing at the top is the team that stands alone in each ranking in...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators do it all on thorough rout of LSU

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The week began with the Florida Gators voted No. 1 in the nation. Then came a narrow victory against so-so Vanderbilt that clinched a share of the Southeastern Conference title, followed two days later by a loss by Kentucky that locked up the overall league crown. And all of it amid buzz about whether the Gators -- with their string of seven consecutive hard...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 Gators reel off 21st straight win by thumping LSU

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, and top-ranked Florida used a season-high 13 3-pointers to overwhelm LSU 79-61 Saturday and extend its school-record winning streak to 21 games. Casey Prather and Michael Frazier II added 14 points apiece for the Gators, who also won their 31st straight at home. This one was never in doubt. Florida (27-2, 16-0 Southeastern...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

March Madness Betting sees Florida move to top of odds to win NCAA Tournament

The Florida Gators' last loss came back on December 2 against the Connecticut Huskies. The Gators followed that loss up with solid wins over Kansas and Memphis that began their current 20-game winning streak. With seniors Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin leading a talented young team, Florida looks to have the right combination of experience and talent to make a deep run this year...
Via OddsShark
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators make plays, get help to keep winning streak alive

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Auburn led by two as 5-foot-10, 163-pound freshman guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen drove inside for a potential back-breaker with the clock nearing a minute left. Florida's 29-game win streak at the O'Dome hung in the balance, as did the No. 2-ranked Gators' 17-game win streak overall, tied for the longest in school history. Shamsid-Deen had been a thorn in Florida's...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators move up to No. 2 in AP Top 25

Florida has moved up to second in the AP college basketball poll released Monday. The Gators (23-2), who won at Kentucky on Saturday, moved up from third and received a first-place vote. Senior forward Casey Prather scored 24 points on 8-for-9 shooting to lead Florida to a 69-59 victory at Rupp Hall. Senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin, a contender for Southeastern Player of the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Florida’s Strength & Conditioning Staff Needs A Raise

The Florida Gators are arguably the hottest team in college basketball right now and, many would argue, are a legitimate threat to win the national championship in early April. Part of the reason for the team’s consistent success has been its conditioning. Last night, ESPN showed before/after photos for three of UF’s players – and it looks like what you’d see on one of those...
Via College Spun
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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