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Florida Gators Basketball: Projected starting five for 2014-15

Replacing a senior leader is a difficult task for any team. The Florida basketball team is currently facing an even tougher dilemma – replacing four. Head coach Billy Donovan has been in a similar situation before, having to replace an entire starting five that won back-to-back national championships in ’06 and ’07. The following two years after they left, the Gators failed...
Via isportsweb.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida upset by UConn in Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Florida played its worst game of the season on college basketball's biggest stage. And the team's backcourt had a lot to do with it. Southeastern Conference player of the year Scottie Wilbekin and guards Michael Frazier II and Kasey Hill struggled in a 63-53 loss to Connecticut in an NCAA semifinal Saturday night. It ended Florida's season and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharp-shooting Frazier a huge threat for Florida

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) It was 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday, more than four hours before tip-off against Mississippi, and Florida guard Michael Frazier II was in the visiting arena putting up shots.
Via FOXSports.com
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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 win 30th straight as they earn spot in Final Four

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Florida Gators are first yet again this season. Scottie Wilbekin scored 14 of his 23 points in the first half, and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Region final. The Gators reached their fifth Final Four after losing at this point in each of the past...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Basketball: previewing Saturday’s matchup vs. Dayton

The Cinderella story of this year’s NCAA tournament has far and away been the 11th seeded Dayton Flyers. Their first round upset over heavily favored Ohio State really put them on the map in college basketball, while simultaneously busting millions of brackets before the tourney really even got started. While other first round surprises like Mercer, North Dakota State and Harvard...
Via isportsweb.com
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Thursday Recap: Dayton Keeps Dream Alive

Four teams have punched their tickets to the Elite Eight. Here’s a recap of Thursday’s NCAA tournament games: No. 1 Arizona 70, No. 4 San Diego State 64 The top-seeded Wildcats are through to the regional finals after holding off the upset-minded Aztecs in Anaheim. SDSU’s Xavier Thames led all scorers with 25 points, but Arizona got 15 points apiece from Aaron Gordon, Nick...
Via NESN.com
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators win 29th straight, advance to Elite Eight

Michael Frazier II scores 19 points as Florida defeats UCLA, setting up a matchup with surprising Dayton for a spot in the Final Four.
Via FOXSports.com
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators win 29th straight, advance to Elite Eight

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Michael Frazier II hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points as Florida beat UCLA 79-68 Thursday night to reach its fourth consecutive NCAA regional final. The Gators (35-2) also extended the best winning streak in school history to 29 straight in reaching the South Regional final. The tournament's overall top seed will play 11th-seeded Dayton on...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators knock out UCLA 79-68, advance to Elite Eight

Scottie Wilbekin spent most of Thursday night’s game trying to find his shooting touch. Luckily for the Gators, Michael Frazier II didn’t have similar trouble. And when Wilbekin finally found rhythm, Florida found a way to make history repeat itself against UCLA. Wilbekin scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half, Frazier finished with a game-high 19 points and the Gators...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators win their 29th straight, down UCLA 79-68

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Michael Frazier II hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points as Florida beat UCLA 79-68 Thursday night to reach its fourth consecutive NCAA regional final.
Via FOXSports.com
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators banked on defense to reach Sweet 16

Michael Frazier II is ready to see some different rims. Florida’s sophomore shooting guard, the nation’s ninth-best three-point threat at 45.2 percent, was just 4 of 15 in two games at Amway Arena and couldn’t wait to head home. “At this point I’m happy to get out this gym,” Frazier said Saturday after the top-seeded Gators defeated ninth-seeded Pittsburgh to advance...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Florida Gators Will Win the National Championship

The Florida Gators have muscled their way to a No. 1 seed. Don’t bet against them (via jacksonville.com) There are plenty of worthy teams in the NCAA tournament field this year, but all have shown at least one instance of a glaring weakness at some point. One team that has looked near-invincible is the Florida Gators, and although they play in the disappointing SEC, they are still...
Via Grandstand University
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida basketball: Depth and experience key for NCAA tourney success

Over the past decade, the NCAA basketball tournament and the Florida basketball team have gone hand in hand. In fact, head coach Billy Donovan has taken them to the big dance in 14 of his 17 seasons (including his current campaign). Needless to say, it has been business as usual for him in 2014. The Gators are back in the tournament with perhaps the best team Donovan has ever coached...
Via isportsweb.com
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Frazier focused on next game

The top-seeded Gators get started in the NCAA Tournament Thursday when they face 16 seed Albany. Sophomore guard Michael Frazier II shares his thoughts heading into the game right here.
Via collegebasketball.scout.com
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida carries SEC title, confidence into NCAA Tournament

ATLANTA -- A team received its trophy. A nation received its confirmation. And that was about it. Florida was crowned the undisputed SEC champion on Sunday afternoon, capturing the conference's tournament title by holding off a surging Kentucky team with one final defensive stop in the closing seconds, a play encapsulating the champs' entire season, and then the senior-laden...
Via Fox Sports South
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

Slow start, familiar finish for Gators

ATLANTA -- They don't draw it up like this. They swear. It just sort of happens occasionally. Happened again on Saturday against Tennessee. Happened in Friday's win over Missouri, too. When asked why it happens, Florida guard Michael Frazier II tossed up his hands. "I wish I knew because I could tell my team not to do it," he said. "It's just a bad habit...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida 72, Missouri 49

Scottie Wilbekin scored 15 points, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range, and had four steals to lead the Gators to their 24th straight victory and into the semifinals of the SEC tournament in Atlanta. Michael Frazier II scored 15 points, including five 3-pointers, and Dorian Finney-Smith finished with 10 points and nine rebounds for Florida (30-2), which connected on 12-of-21 from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida 72, South Carolina 46

Michael Frazier II scored a career-high 37 points and set a school record with 11 3-pointers as the visiting Gators defeated the Gamecocks for their 22nd consecutive victory. Frazier was 11-of-18 from behind the arc and made four of those during an 18-0 second-half run as Florida (28-2, 17-0 SEC) broke open a tight game. Frazier and Casey Prather racked up four steals apiece as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Frazier scores 37 on 11 3s to power Gators

Michael Frazier II set a Florida record with 11 3-pointers to finish with a career-high 37 points and help the top-ranked Gators move a game from a perfect Southeastern Conference regular season with a 72-46 victory over South Carolina on Tuesday night.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Frazier II sets Florida 3-point record as Gators trounce Gamecocks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Michael Frazier II set a Florida record with 11 3-pointers to finish with a career-high 37 points and help the top-ranked Gators move a game from a perfect Southeastern Conference regular season with a 72-46 victory over South Carolina on Tuesday night. Frazier kept the Gators (28-2, 17-0 SEC), who won their school-record 22nd straight, in the game when his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 04, 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

Shoddy schedule holding perfect Shockers back in UPS Index

Wichita State might be the only undefeated team left in Division I, but a pedestrian strength of schedule seems to be keeping it from the top of the national rankings and the UPS Performance Index. Florida remained one spot ahead of the Shockers by claiming the No. 1 ranking in the AP poll for the first time since repeating as national champion in 2007, although both schools still...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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