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Mr. Clutch Scottie Wilbekin leads Florida to first Final Four appearance since 2007

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For a brief second, it looked as if Scottie Wilbekin was going to fire another 3-pointer after Dorian Finney-Smith grabbed an offensive rebound off Michael Frazier II's missed 3-pointer in the final minute of the first half. But Wilbekin, Florida's floor leader and Mr. Clutch, took a quick glance at the clock. He realized the Gators could play for the final...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators' bench turns in winning performance against UCLA

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It was Kasey Hill's passes. It was Chris Walker's rebounds. It was Dorian Finney-Smith's shots. And it was Devon Walker's long arms on defense. It was Florida's bench making play after play after play in the Gators' 79-68 win over UCLA on Thursday night, lifting UF to the Elite Eight for the fourth consecutive season. "Nobody here wanted...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Louisville Roster Now Includes Florida Gators

It looks like Florida's Scottie Wilbekin and Dorian Finney-Smith now play for Louisville.
Via Gamedayr
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Finney-Smith: Gators moving on

The Florida men's basketball have advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament after a win over Albany, but they aren't even thinking about that game anymore. They take on Pittsburgh Saturday and Gators guard Dorian Finney-Smith says they need to start fast with energy.
Via collegebasketball.scout.com
March 22, 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

Dunkfest! Top-seeded Florida pulls away, beats Albany

Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, most of them on dunks, and top-seeded Florida used a second-half surge to beat No. 16 seed Albany 67-55 in the NCAA tournament Thursday. 
Via FOXSports.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Patric Young's double-double helps Florida hold off Albany in NCAA Tournament

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, most of them on dunks, and top-seeded Florida used a second-half surge to beat No. 16 seed Albany 67-55 in the NCAA tournament Thursday. The Gators (33-2) showed some vulnerability, though, while extending their school-record winning streak to 27 games. Coach Billy Donovan's team sleepwalked through the first half, swapping...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Finney-Smith excited but focused

The top-seeded Gator men's basketball team takes on 16-seed Albany Thursday afternoon. Florida redshirt sophomore forward Dorian Finney-Smith talks about the match-up and the strength of his team right here.
Via collegebasketball.scout.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Firing of James Johnson Affect the Status of VT Signee Justin Bibbs?

After a 1-17 stretch to end the season, Virginia Tech parted ways with head coach James Johnson on Monday, marking the end of Johnson’s two-year stint at the helm of the program. An assistant on Seth Greenberg’s staff from 2007 to 2012, Johnson took over in May of 2012, leading the Hokies to a 13-19 record in his first year on the job. The loss of Erick Green, the 2013 ACC Player...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida holds off Kentucky in nail-biter to capture SEC crown

ATLANTA -- The Florida Gators went to the sidelines after Kentucky called a timeout and led by just one point with 14 seconds to play in Sunday's Southeastern Conference Tournament title game. The Wildcats had the ball and a chance to cap a stunning comeback with a game-winning shot. The first one to speak in the UF huddle was not Billy Donovan, nor any of his assistant coaches...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Finney-Smith gaining confidence

The college game has brought out one key flaw in Dorian Finney-Smith’s game. The Southeastern Conference's Sixth Man of the Year can be too hard on himself. It started two years ago at Virginia Tech and has continued at Florida this year. If he misses shots early in the game, it can impact his confidence and alter how much he influences the game. It’s a daily struggle for...
Via florida.scout.com
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida 79, Louisiana State 61

Dorian Finney-Smith finished with 16 points and Casey Prather scored 12 of his 14 in the second half as the host Gators pulled away for their 21st consecutive win. Prather, who was 4-for-15 from the floor in his previous two games, went 6-of-7 in this one to spur a 57.4-percent showing for Florida (27-2, 16-0 SEC), which established a school record for wins in the regular season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 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

Gators cruise to 16th SEC win

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- 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.
Via florida.scout.com
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

Finney-Smith gaining confidence

Dorian Finney-Smith came into Tuesday night's game against Vanderbilt struggling with his shot. The sophomore forward made just one of his previous 23 three-point attempts before breaking out with 19 points and nine rebounds in Florida's win over Vanderbilt on Tuesday. He's now trying to carry that into Saturday's game against LSU.
Via florida.scout.com
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida 57, Vanderbilt 54

Dorian Finney-Smith had 19 points and nine rebounds off the bench and the visiting Gators survived an upset bid to run their winning streak to 20 games. Patric Young added 12 points and seven boards for Florida (26-2, 15-0 SEC), which clinched a share of the conference regular-season title. Finney-Smith buried a big 3-pointer with 30.6 seconds left as the Gators held on in their...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vandy comes up short losing 57-54 to No. 1 Florida

Vanderbilt can only think of all the mistakes it made in allowing Florida to escape with a win in its first game at No. 1. Gators coach Billy Donovan can only imagine just how good the Commodores would be if coach Kevin Stallings had all the players he expected this season. Kyle Fuller missed a tying 3-pointer in the final seconds, and Dai-Jon Parker's putback attempt missed...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Finney-Smith breaks out in win

Throughout the school-record winning streak for No. 1 Florida, forward Dorian Finney-Smith fell into a shooting slump, especially from behind the three-point line. The sophomore came into Tuesday hitting just one of his previous 23 three-point attempts, but broke out in a big way, icing the game with a late three-pointer that pushed the Gators to a 57-54 win at Vanderbilt.
Via florida.scout.com
February 25, 2014  |  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

No. 1 Florida holds off Vanderbilt 57-54

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. Patric Young added 12 points for the Gators (26-2, 15-0 SEC), who continued the best season in school history by winning their 20th straight game, and now they will have a chance to...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 Florida holds off Vanderbilt, clinches share of SEC title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Florida coach Billy Donovan knows his newly top-ranked Gators are an even bigger target for opponents. They just keep finding ways to finish off victories. Dorian Finney-Smith scored 19 points, and Florida, playing its first game at No. 1, held off Vanderbilt 57-54 on Tuesday night to clinch at least a share of its second straight Southeastern Conference...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators 69 – Texas A&M Aggies 36: Win Streak Reaches 13

Is there a sport in which the saying “defense wins championships” doesn’t apply? If so, it’s not college men’s basketball and that’s a good thing for the Florida Gators. On Saturday, Florida defeated Texas A&M 69-36. The win was the 13th in a row for No. 3 Florida and that streak could continue for quite some time. The 19-2 (8-0 SEC) Gators only have two games remaining...
Via The Bull Gator
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 3 Florida pummels Texas A&M 69-36

Michael Frazier II scored 21 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 11 and No. 3 Florida overwhelmed Texas A&M 69-36 on Saturday. The Gators (19-2, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) pushed their winning streak to 13 games and extended a school record for consecutive home wins to 27. The latest one was another defensive gem. It tied the fewest points Florida has allowed in SEC play since...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 3 Florida stays perfect in SEC

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Michael Frazier II scored 21 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 11 and No. 3 Florida overwhelmed Texas A&M 69-36 on Saturday. The Gators (19-2, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) pushed their winning streak to 13 games and extended a school record for consecutive home wins to 27.
Via florida.scout.com
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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