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Vine: Ole Miss Beats Florida On A Stefan Moody 3 With Under 3 Seconds Remaining

Florida may be in a down season, but any SEC win in Gainesville looks good. Ole Miss scored a big ‘W’ tonight, with a dramatic 62-61 win over the Gators. Guard Stefan Moody, who finished with a game-high 18 points, drilled a three to put the Rebels up one with under three seconds remaining on the clock.  Florida’s Jacob Kurtz turned the ball over on the ensuing possession...
Via College Spun
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 79-61 loss to LSU

Some observations following Florida’s 79-61 loss to LSU: – For as hard as Florida fought the keep the game close in the first half, the Gators closed the half with terrible execution. It began with a Dorian Finney-Smith turnover with 1:45 left, then freshman Chris Chiozza left LSU guard Keith Hornsby wide open for a 3-pointer in the corner to put LSU up 37-32. Jacob Kurtz missed...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
January 20, 2015

Billy D breaks down why Kurtz doesn’t shoot

Florida senior walk-on forward Jacob Kurtz has filled plenty of roles throughout the 2014-15 season. But like teammate Kasey Hill, Kurtz has been hesitant to shoot from outside 10 feet. Florida coach Billy Donovan explained why during his inaugural Gator Hotline Show with Mick Hubert on AM 850. “Jake is not comfortable shooting from outside,” Donovan said. “But that doesn...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
January 14, 2015

College hoops power rankings: Can anyone keep up with Kentucky?

For such a quiet period in college basketball, some strange things certainly happened. Georgetown moved into the Associated Press top 25 and promptly lost to Xavier. St. John's was cruising along and then lost to Seton Hall in the Big East opener for both teams. Welcome to the power rankings, Pirates. Wichita State lost to George Washington. Washington was shocked by Stony Brook...
Via Fox Sports
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Eli doubftul, Kurtz moving on

Florida coach Billy Donovan had his players in for individual workouts at 8 a.m. on New Year’s morning coming off a heartbreaking 65-63 loss at Connecticut. Donovan said that junior guard Eli Carter did not practice Wednesday and is doubtful for Wednesday’s game with a mid-foot sprain. “It’s the same injury he had, the one he’s been sitting out with before the strep (throat...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
January 01, 2015

Video: Florida loses to Florida State after tipping ball in own basket at the buzzer

I have seen a lot of teams lose a basketball game in different ways in my day. But the way the Florida-Florida State game ended was the worst way to lose a game. Both teams played a sloppy game that was full of fouls, and turnovers. With the game tied at 63 with three seconds left, Florida walk-on forward Jacob Kurtz tipped in a wild shot at the buzzer in the Gators’ basket. ...
Via No Guts, No Glory
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida's Jacob Kurtz tips in game winning shot...for Florida State (Video)

Florida Gators junior forward Jacob Kurtz probably wishes he could have a do-over after accidentally tipping the ball into his own basket at the final buzzer to give Florida State a 65-63 win Tuesday night. Florida State came up about a foot short on a long three point attempt, and Kurtz appeared to be in perfect position to grab it, but instead ended up tipping it up and into the...
Via Holdout Sports
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC: Georgia runs all over Louisville

Georgia’s Nick Chubb was the star as the Bulldogs battered their old defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, now Louisville’s DC, in the Belk Bowl. Meanwhile, Florida’s Jacob Kurtz tipped in a basket on the wrong goal giving Florida State the win … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
December 31, 2014

UF defender tipped a missed FSU 3-pointer into his own basket ... to win the game for the Seminoles

Florida Gators forward Jacob Kurtz tipped a missed Florida State 3-pointer by Devon Bookert into his own basket ... to win the game for the Seminoles. Florida State, 65...UF 63. [FOX Sports]"That was crazy," said FSU's Montay Brandon, who's never been involved in an ending like that. "I thought he had a rebound. I guess it just slipped out of his hand. I don't know how to explain...
Via Bob's Blitz
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida's Jacob Kurtz May Need a Hug After This Play Against Florida State

Folks--mistakes happen in basketball games. Sometimes they are little ones like a bad pass or a missed open person. Sometimes they are larger ones like air balls and bricks. On a very rare occasion a mistake may even be as bad as the one Florida's Jacob Kurtz made in Tuesday's game against rival Florida State.He tipped in the game winner for the Seminoles. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State beats Florida on Gators' own goal in final second

  Florida State guard Montay Brandon didn't believe his lying eyes as the Seminoles scored the game-winning basket against rival Florida on Tuesday night. He literally had to look at the scoreboard to confirm what he saw. Teammate Devon Bookert had just badly missed a 3-point attempt in a tie game as the clock wound down, but somehow the ball found its way through the net. The ball...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida’s Jacob Kurtz Tips In Florida State’s Game-Winning Shot

Well I have Southwest Airlines new commercial. Just play this clip and then paste the words, “Wanna get away?” right after the ball drops in and then flash the Southwest Airlines logo. Boom. But in all seriousness I feel terrible for Jacob Kurtz. It’s pretty brutal to quite literally hand your biggest rival the win. […] The post Florida’s Jacob Kurtz Tips In Florida State’s...
Via Diehardsport
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jacob Kurtz Accidentally Tips In Game Winner For FSU

Florida Gator senior Jacob Kurtz accidentally gave the Florida State Seminoles a a win when he tipped in their game winning bucket.
Via Gamedayr
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Seminoles Nip Florida on Bizarre Finish

For the first time in six tries, Florida State defeated rival Florida on the hardwood thanks to an accidental tip into the wrong basket by Florida forward Jacob Kurtz with less than a second remaining. The tip-in served as the winning basket as the Seminoles notched a 65-63 victory at the Donald L. Tucker Center Tuesday night. Florida State led 61-56 with under a minute to play...
Via Noled Out
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida’s Jacob Kurtz tips ball into own basket to lose game (Video)

Of all the ways to lose a game, this has to be among the worst. Florida lost to rival Florida State on Tuesday night 65-63 after forward Jacob Kurtz accidentally tipped the ball into his own basket in the final second of the game. I’m not sure what Kurtz was trying to do, but that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Player Accidentally Tips Ball Into Own Basket To Give FSU Win (Video)

Get ready to feel some secondhand embarrassment. Florida and Florida State squared off Tuesday night, and the Seminoles ended a five-game losing streak to the Gators. But how they did it will make you feel very bad for one Florida guard. FSU was down 63-62 in the game’s final seconds, and Devon Bookert sunk a 3-pointer just before the buzzer to give the ‘Noles the 65-63 win...
Via NESN.com
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Seminoles beat Gators on accidental final-second tip-in

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida forward Jacob Kurtz accidentally tipped in a Devon Bookert miss with 0.4 seconds left to give Florida State a 65-63 win against its in-state rival. The victory Tuesday snapped a Gators' five-game win streak in the series dating back to 2008. The fluke play saved the Seminoles after they gave up an alley-oop from Kasey Hill to Dorian Finney-Smith with...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Seminoles beat Gators on accidental final-second tip-in

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida forward Jacob Kurtz accidentally tipped in a Devon Bookert miss with 0.4 seconds left to give Florida State a 65-63 win against its in-state rival. The victory Tuesday snapped a Gators' five-game win streak in the series dating back to 2008. The fluke play saved the Seminoles after they gave up an alley-oop from Kasey Hill to Dorian Finney-Smith with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Loses to Florida State After Tipping Shot Into Own Basket

This embed is invalid" />   It’s not uncommon to see a basketball player accidentally tip the ball into his (or her) team’s own basket. You play in enough of these games and weird crap like that just kind of happens. However, never in my life have I seen a buzzer-beating victory via an accidental tip-in—until tonight. At the end of Tuesday night’s Florida...
Via Busted Coverage
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State squeezes by Florida 65-63 on fluke play

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida forward Jacob Kurtz accidentally tipped in a Devon Bookert miss with 0.4 seconds left to give Florida State a 65-63 win against its in-state rival. The victory Tuesday snapped a Gators' five-game win streak in the series dating back to 2008. The fluke play saved the Seminoles after they gave up an alley-oop from Kasey Hill to Dorian Finney-Smith with...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida loses on tip-in to wrong basket

Losing a college basketball game at the buzzer is always rough. Losing a college basketball game at the buzzer because your own player tipped the ball in for the opponent is even worse. Florida junior forward Jacob Kurtz is going to have a tough Tuesday night. With the Gators and rival Florida State Seminoles tied at 63-63, Kurtz accidentally tipped an errant shot into his own hoop...
Via College Spun
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida’s Jacob Kurtz tips game-winning shot into own basket to give Florida State win (VIDEO)

Wth Florida and Florida State tied at 63 in the closing seconds, Gators big man Jacob Kurtz was trying to grab a rebound with one second left off a missed Noles shot, but ended up tipping the ball in his own basket to give the Noles the win. ____________________________________ Want to continue this discussion? Subscribe to our RSS […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
December 30, 2014  |  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
December 12, 2014

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 71-65 loss to Kansas

Some observations following UF’s 71-65 loss at No. 11 Kansas on Friday night: – Florida went through a stretch of 5:35 in the second half without scoring during a 17-0 Kansas run. It started with back-to-back turnovers by Devin Robinson and Jacob Kurtz and continued with six straight shots in six trips down the floor. But what hurt the Gators the most was Chris Walker drawing...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
December 06, 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
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