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Reports: Florida's Michael Frazier declares for NBA Draft

Florida junior guard Michael Frazier II is declaring for the NBA Draft, according to multiple reports. Frazier, who averaged 12.1 points and 4.1 rebounds for the Gators this past season, saw the team post its first losing season (16-17) and first non-20-win campaign since 1997-98, Billy Donovan's second year in Gainesville. Frazier missed seven games because of a high ankle sprain...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida knocks Alabama out of SEC tournament 69-61

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Dorian Finney-Smith scored 23 points and Florida overcame a slow start to make nine 3-pointers and beat Alabama 69-61 on Thursday in the Southeastern Conference tournament. The Gators earned a Friday quarterfinal matchup against top-ranked and unbeaten Kentucky thanks to Finney-Smith, who made 4 of 9 from long range to help them shake off an eight-point first...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida holds on despite late woes, beats Texas A&M 65-62

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Dorian Finney-Smith scored 12 points before fouling out in the closing minutes, and Florida held on to beat Texas A&M 65-62 Tuesday night despite more free-throw woes. The Gators (15-15, 8-9 Southeastern Conference) led by 14 with 1:58 to play, but missed 9 of 14 from the charity stripe before Eli Carter and Kasey Hill closed it out. Carter made a pair...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dorian Finney-Smith, Devin Robinson lead Florida past Texas A&M

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Dorian Finney-Smith scored 12 points before fouling out in the closing minutes, and Florida held on to beat Texas A&M 65-62 Tuesday night despite more free-throw woes. The Gators (15-15, 8-9 Southeastern Conference) led by 14 with 1:58 to play, but missed 8 of 14 from the charity stripe before Eli Carter and Kasey Hill closed it out. Carter made a pair...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida's Eli Carter scores 14 in loss to LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Jarell Martin scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help LSU beat Florida 70-63 on Saturday. Martin, who had scored a combined 22 points in the Tigers' two previous games, was 8 of 15 from the field and 11 of 16 at the foul line. The 11 made free throws were also a career-best for Martin. Jordan Mickey had 13 points and Keith Hornsby added...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida's Eli Carter scores 14 in loss to LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Jarell Martin scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help LSU beat Florida 70-63 on Saturday. Martin, who had scored a combined 22 points in the Tigers' two previous games, was 8 of 15 from the field and 11 of 16 at the foul line. The 11 made free throws were also a career-best for Martin. Jordan Mickey had 13 points and Keith Hornsby added...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Egbunu the answer next season?

During Monday’s media session, Florida junior guard Eli Carter was asked how USF transfer center Jon Egbunu was looking in practice. “He’s a monster,” Carter said. “I wish he could play, honestly. He’ll be a great addition to us next year.” Listed at 6-foot-11, 226-pounds, Egbunu is sitting out this season per NCAA transfer rules. But Florida coach Billy Donovan tempered...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
February 16, 2015

Gators come up short again by one point, lose fourth straight

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Dorian Finney-Smith admitted he had an open look at the basket. With his team down a point and just under six seconds to play, the third pass of the possession ball found Finney-Smith on the left wing of the 3-point line with about two seconds to go. "I should have just taken it," he said.  Instead, the junior forward did one of the things the Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from Texas A&M’s 63-62 win over Florida

Some observations following Texas A&M’s 63-62 win at Florida: – Junior guard Eli Carter was able to get going early by driving to the basket and not settling from 3-pointers early. As a result, the 6-foot-2 Carter finished with a season-high 22 points on 9 of 17 shooting. Carter, who only took one two-point attempt against Ole Miss, made five two-point baskets against Texas...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
February 14, 2015

Second-half surge falls short as Gators fall to Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Kourtney Roberson had a season-high 20 points and Texas A&M withstood a late charge from Florida to hold on for a 63-62 win on Saturday. The Gators used a 6-0 spurt to take their first lead of the second half, 62-61, with less than two minutes remaining. Chris Walker scored four points in that span. Jalen Jones made two free throws to put A&...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Second-half surge falls short as Gators fall to Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Kourtney Roberson had a season-high 20 points and Texas A&M withstood a late charge from Florida to hold on for a 63-62 win on Saturday. The Gators used a 6-0 spurt to take their first lead of the second half, 62-61, with less than two minutes remaining. Chris Walker scored four points in that span. Jalen Jones made two free throws to put A&...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Ole Miss’ Dwight Coleby Throws Down A Nasty One-Handed Alley-Oop Off An Inbounds Pass

Alley-oops are awesome. One-handed alley-oops are even better. One-handed alley-oops off of perfect inbounds passes? There aren’t many basketball plays that we like more. Ole Miss guard Martavious Newby connected with 6-foot-9 center for a big time one-handed slam. Florida’s Eli Carter tried to pick off the pass, and Chris Walker trailed Coleby on the play, but no one on the...
Via College Spun
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Frazier's big second half not enough for Florida in loss to Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- James Siakam scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots as Vanderbilt snapped a seven-game skid in the Southeastern Conference by beating Florida 67-61 Tuesday night. The Commodores (12-10, 2-7) got their first win since Jan. 6 by opening the game by scoring the first 15 points, and they never trailed. They held off Florida down the stretch...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt snaps 7-game skid beating Florida 67-61

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Siakam scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots as Vanderbilt snapped a seven-game skid in the Southeastern Conference by beating Florida 67-61 Tuesday night. The Commodores (12-10, 2-7) got their first win since Jan. 6 by opening the game by scoring the first 15 points, and they never trailed. They held off Florida down the stretch...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Frazier's big second half not enough for Florida in loss to Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- James Siakam scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots as Vanderbilt snapped a seven-game skid in the Southeastern Conference by beating Florida 67-61 Tuesday night. The Commodores (12-10, 2-7) got their first win since Jan. 6 by opening the game by scoring the first 15 points, and they never trailed. They held off Florida down the stretch...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Beyond the arc: 3 takeways from UF’s 57-56 win over Arkansas

Some observations following Florida’s 57-56 win over Arkansas: – Credit Florida for making plays down the stretch to win, but the Gators limped to the finish again offensively, scoring just four points in the final 6:24 of the game. Florida coach Billy Donovan felt like the Gators got good looks, but forward Dorian Finney-Smith and point guard Chris Chiozza missed open 3-point...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
January 31, 2015

Dorian Finney-Smith drops in game-winning dunk, Florida holds off Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Dorian Finney-Smith slammed home a dunk with 17 seconds remaining as Florida held off a furious second-half comeback by Alabama to beat the Crimson Tide 52-50 on Tuesday night. Eli Carter scored 13 points and Chris Walker finished with 12 for Florida (11-9, 4-3 SEC), which snapped a three-game SEC losing streak. With the score tied at 50, Finney-Smith put...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida holds on for 10th-straight win over Alabama, 52-50

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Dorian Finney-Smith slammed home a dunk with 17 seconds remaining as Florida held off a furious second-half comeback by Alabama to beat the Crimson Tide 52-50 on Tuesday night. Eli Carter scored 13 points and Chris Walker finished with 12 for Florida (11-9, 4-3 SEC), which snapped a three-game SEC losing streak. With the score tied at 50, Finney-Smith put in...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dorian Finney-Smith drops in game-winning dunk, Florida holds off Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Dorian Finney-Smith slammed home a dunk with 17 seconds remaining as Florida held off a furious second-half comeback by Alabama to beat the Crimson Tide 52-50 on Tuesday night. Eli Carter scored 13 points and Chris Walker finished with 12 for Florida (11-9, 4-3 SEC), which snapped a three-game SEC losing streak. With the score tied at 50, Finney-Smith put...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
January 26, 2015

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 73-61 loss at Georgia

Some observations following Florida’s 73-61 loss at Georgia: – Does Florida need to shorten its rotation? The Gators are now 10-deep (they actually played 11 with a brief appearance from walk-on Lexx Edwards), but no one in the game logged more than point guard Kasey Hill’s 26 minutes. With different combinations on the floor, Florida never looked settled offensively and had...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
January 17, 2015

Florida beats Auburn for 24th straight SEC win

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Dorian Finney-Smith scored 14 points, Eli Carter added 12 and Florida beat Auburn 75-55 Thursday night, winning its 24th consecutive Southeastern Conference game. The Gators (10-6, 3-0 SEC) never trailed in this one, building a double-digit lead early and going up by as many as 24 early in the second half. All 10 regulars scored, with Carter getting most...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida beats Auburn 75-55 for 24th straight win in SEC play

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Dorian Finney-Smith scored 14 points, Eli Carter added 12 and Florida beat Auburn 75-55 Thursday night, winning its 24th consecutive Southeastern Conference game. The Gators (10-6, 3-0 SEC) never trailed in this one, building a double-digit lead early and going up by as many as 24 early in the second half. All 10 regulars scored, with Carter getting most of...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida beats Auburn for 24th straight SEC win

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Dorian Finney-Smith scored 14 points, Eli Carter added 12 and Florida beat Auburn 75-55 Thursday night, winning its 24th consecutive Southeastern Conference game. The Gators (10-6, 3-0 SEC) never trailed in this one, building a double-digit lead early and going up by as many as 24 early in the second half. All 10 regulars scored, with Carter getting most...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 72-47 win over Mississippi State

Some observations following UF’s 72-47 win over Mississippi State at the O’Connell Center: – For as unselfish as the Gators were offensively against Mississippi State (19 assists, 7 turnovers), the Gators were equally impressive on the defensive end of the floor. Florida held the Bulldogs to just 38.6 percent from the floor and scored 26 points off turnovers. “We’ve been...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
January 10, 2015
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