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Preview: FSU Looks to Stay Hot vs. Rival Gators

Florida State will look to run its winning streak to four straight and snap a 5-game skid against rival Florida on Tuesday as the Gators visit the Donald L. Tucker Center. The contest will be a rivalry match-up of teams, who have each underachieved early on this season, but both teams come in on winning streaks. While FSU has won three straight, Florida has won its last four games...
Via Noled Out
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gators take their lumps but finally show fight in holding off Wake Forest

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Wake Forest had all but liquidated an 11-point second-half lead and Florida coach Billy Donovan had his team in the huddle, with just over seven minutes to play, and promptly reminded his players about those late-game crumblings in losses to Miami and Georgetown and Kansas earlier in the season. That's the body language he was seeing. That's the real-talk they deserved...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Beyond the arc: 3 takeways from UF’s 63-50 win over Wake Forest

Some observations following UF’s 63-50 win over Wake Forest: – Florida coach Billy Donovan was disappointed with his team’s ball movement and player movement against the Demon Deacons. And Donovan didn’t cop to the number of moving parts throughout the season due to player injuries and suspensions and eligibility as an excuse. “We should be further along,” Donovan said...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
8 days ago

Florida battles past Wake Forest for fourth straight win

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points and had four of the Florida Gators' season-high 17 steals to help beat sloppy Wake Forest 63-50 Saturday in the Orange Bowl Classic. Wake Forest tied a season high with 24 turnovers and shot just 37 percent. Codi Miller-McIntyre converted a four-point play to cut the Demon Deacons' deficit to 52-49 with 5:10 left, but they...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators come up with 17 steals to beat Wake Forest 63-50

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points and had four of the Florida Gators' season-high 17 steals to help beat sloppy Wake Forest 63-50 Saturday in the Orange Bowl Classic. Wake Forest tied a season high with 24 turnovers and shot just 37 percent. Codi Miller-McIntyre converted a four-point play to cut the Demon Deacons' deficit to 52-49 with 5:10 left, but they...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida battles past Wake Forest for fourth straight win

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points and had four of the Florida Gators' season-high 17 steals to help beat sloppy Wake Forest 63-50 Saturday in the Orange Bowl Classic. Wake Forest tied a season high with 24 turnovers and shot just 37 percent. Codi Miller-McIntyre converted a four-point play to cut the Demon Deacons' deficit to 52-49 with 5:10 left, but they...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators start slow, but destroy the Jacksonville Dolphins 79-34

After disappointing losses, the Gators have now won three straight. Granted, the competition isn’t quite as strong (Yale, Texas Southern and now Jacksonville), but hey, wins are wins. Dorian Finney-Smith set career marks with 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
13 days ago  |  Discuss

As Florida gets healthy, wins continue rolling in

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Little by little, some of the pieces are starting to slide into place. As they do, the wins are starting to add up. The Gators made it three in a row Sunday afternoon with a 79-34 walloping of Jacksonville in front of an announced crowd of 10,123 at the O'Connell Center. It wasn't perfect. "We didn't come in with the right approach," Gators coach Billy Donovan...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dorian Finney-Smith pours in 25, Florida demolishes Jacksonville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Dorian Finney-Smith scored a career-high 25 points, Michael Frazier II added a season-high 22 and Florida beat Jacksonville 79-34 on Sunday. The Gators (6-4) never trailed, won their third consecutive game and made a season-high 13 3-pointers. Florida was at its best at the end of the first half and throughout the second. Finney-Smith's bank shot capped...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dorian Finney-Smith pours in 25, Florida demolishes Jacksonville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Dorian Finney-Smith scored a career-high 25 points, Michael Frazier II added a season-high 22 and Florida beat Jacksonville 79-34 on Sunday. The Gators (6-4) never trailed, won their third consecutive game and made a season-high 13 3-pointers. Florida was at its best at the end of the first half and throughout the second. Finney-Smith's bank shot capped...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida overwhelms Jacksonville 79-34, wins 3rd straight

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Dorian Finney-Smith scored a career-high 25 points, Michael Frazier II added a season-high 22 and Florida beat Jacksonville 79-34 on Sunday. The Gators (6-4) never trailed, won their third consecutive game and made a season-high 13 3-pointers. Florida was at its best at the end of the first half and throughout the second. Finney-Smith's bank shot capped a...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 75-50 win over Texas Southern

Some observations following UF’s 75-50 win over Texas Southern: – The Gators need to put some extra time in at the free-throw line before Sunday’s game against Jacksonville. Florida went 6 of 11 from the foul line against Texas Southern and is 7 of 15 from the line over its last two games. Junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith missed all four of his free-throw attempts against...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
16 days ago

Finney-Smith producing through pain

Florida junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith was asked how he felt physically following Monday night’s 85-47 win over Yale. Finney-Smith has been playing through a broken left hand he suffered in UF’s regular season opener on Nov. 14 against William & Mary. “I’m playing so there ain’t no excuses,” Finney-Smith said. “It’s not as strong as my right, right now, but...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
17 days ago

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 85-47 win over Yale

Some observations following UF’s 85-47 win over Yale: – It was nice to see Florida put forth a full 40-minute effort on Monday night. When players like walk-on guard Lexx Edwards are crashing into the press table to save a loose ball with the Gators up by more than 40 points late in the second half, it’s the sign of a team not taking anything for granted. Florida played with...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
20 days ago

Frazier scores 18, Florida handles Yale 85-47

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Michael Frazier II scored 18 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 14 and Florida dominated Yale 85-47 on Monday night. The Gators (4-4) made a season-high 10 3-pointers and ended a two-game losing streak. Florida controlled the game from the opening tip, taking advantage of their size inside and their athleticism outside to get any shot they wanted and make Yale...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators make season-high 10 3-pointers in dominating victory over Yale

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Frazier II scored 18 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 14 and Florida dominated Yale 85-47 on Monday night. The Gators (4-4) made a season-high 10 3-pointers and ended a two-game losing streak. Florida controlled the game from the opening tip, taking advantage of their size inside and their athleticism outside to get any shot they wanted and make...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators make season-high 10 3-pointers in dominating victory over Yale

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Frazier II scored 18 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 14 and Florida dominated Yale 85-47 on Monday night. The Gators (4-4) made a season-high 10 3-pointers and ended a two-game losing streak. Florida controlled the game from the opening tip, taking advantage of their size inside and their athleticism outside to get any shot they wanted and make...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas looks for redemption in SEC/Big 12 Challenge rematch

Last year, Kansas suffered a devestating early season loss at the hands of the Florida Gators, 67-61. Despite the score, it didn’t really seem that close. Kansas fell behind early in the first half, allowing 16 turnovers in the first 20 minutes and at one point, gave up a 21-0 run to the Gators that lasted over eight minutes. The game was close thanks to Andrew Wiggins, who...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball: Is it time to panic in Gainesville? Florida’s A Long Way From The Final Four

Florida is preparing for a late-season conference and tournament run in an interesting way: with close early-season battles against strong competition. Challenging early games, mixed with combining some new players on the floor, make it a bit too early for the Gators to panic… even though it might seem panic is warranted. With last Friday’s 11-point loss in the Battle 4 Atlantis...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball: Is it time to panic in Gainesville? Florida’s A Long Way From The Final Four

Florida is preparing for a late-season conference and tournament run in an interesting way: with close early-season battles against strong competition. Challenging early games, mixed with combining some new players on the floor, make it a bit too early for the Gators to panic… even though it might seem panic is warranted. With last Friday’s 11-point loss in the Battle 4 Atlantis...
Via The Student Section
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s loss to UNC

Some thoughts following Florida’s 75-64 loss to North Carolina at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night: – Call Florida the gang that can’t shoot straight. The Gators were 26.1 percent from the 3-point line in the Battle 4 Atlantis (19-73). It would be easy to blame the backdrop at Imeprial Arena, but Florida is shooting just 29.5 percent from 3-point range for the season ...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
November 29, 2014

Florida dealing with injuries as Georgetown matchup looms

  BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS No. 18 FLORIDA vs. GEORGETOWN When: Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. Where: Imperial Arena, Paradise Island, Bahamas Records: UF 2-1, Georgetown 3-0 TV: AXS TV, available via DirectTV (w/Kenny Rice, Seth Davis and Tom Walsh) Radio: Gator IMG Sports Network (w/Mick Hubert and Mark Wise) STAKES, STARS & STATS -- The Gators are playing regular-season games outside the United...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida-Georgetown Preview

Injuries have hampered Florida early this season, and things don't look to be improving quickly. The 18th-ranked Gators expect to have only six scholarship players available Wednesday night when they head to the Bahamas to kick off the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament against Georgetown. Guard Eli Carter and forward Dorian Finney-Smith will make the trip with Florida (2-1), but coach...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Stats Slant – The first week that was…

Send to Kindle The first full week of the college basketball season is in the books and there is no shortage in storylines.  Tipoff tournaments, All-American freshmen, coaching changes, and early season surprises is what we all look for in November and December, but taking a deeper look, what really happened last week?  This week’s Stats Slant provides some clarity.  Enjoy...
Via College Chalktalk
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida not counting on Carter, Finney-Smith

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Billy Donovan expects to have just six scholarship players available in the Bahamas. Although guard Eli Carter and forward Dorian Finney-Smith are making the trip to Paradise Island, Donovan isn't counting on either to play. ''I really don't know with those guys,'' Donovan said Monday. ''My feeling right now going into this we're going to basically...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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