GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As the game clock ticked off the final seconds Saturday night, the Florida Gators had a lead big enough on Tennessee to take an intentional shot-clock violation. Such circumstances have been rare for the Gators in this rocky-road of a season, but it was at that moment when the Rowdy Reptiles began serenading something even rarer.
A true college basketball treasure...
Three takeaways from UF’s 66-49 win over Tennessee at the O’Connell
- For as well as the Gators played in the first half offensively, Florida did a nice job defensively as well, limiting the Vols to 44.4 percent shooting and 28.6 percent from 3-point range. The Gators held Tennessee senior guard Josh Richardson to just 7 points, below his season-average of 15.9 points per game...
With the clock winding down and Florida up big, Florida fans started chanting coach Billy Donovan's name.
''Billy D, Billy D, Billy D'' echoed through the O'Connell Center.
It was a moment Donovan won't forget.
Dorian Finney-Smith had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first game back from suspension, and Donovan notched his 500th career win with a 66-49 victory against Tennessee...
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Finally, a little ray of sunshine amidst the dark and stormy clouds that follow the 2014-15 basketball team. The Gators jumped on top of Tennessee early and never let off the gas pedal, mauling the Volunteers 66-49 in Gainesville. Florida … Continue reading →
Billy Donovan got his 500th career win and much praise from Gators fans and former players.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Dorian Finney-Smith had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first game back from suspension, and Florida beat Tennessee 66-49 Saturday to give coach Billy Donovan his 500th career victory.
Finney-Smith missed the last three games for an undisclosed violation of team rules, and Donovan failed to reach the milestone in two chances on the road.
He got it home as...
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Maverick Rowan lit up the scoreboard this weekend in Lakeland, leading Cardinal Gibbons High to its first state title in school history.
And the 6-foot-7, 2016 wing prospect from Fort Lauderdale indicated that he wouldn’t mind staying in state to play for the Gators. Rowan, the 26th ranked player in the Class of 2016 according to ESPN.com, has already received a scholarship offer...
Florida coach Billy Donovan did not sound disheartened that renovations for the O’Connell Center have been pushed back a year.
Asked for his reaction about the delay of the project, Donovan said: “I think that’s really between the school and the athletic department. They’re making all those decisions. I totally trust them with whatever is going on”
Florida announced Wednesday...
Billy Donovan's reaction to Kasey Hill's technical foul against Missouri sums up the Gators' season.
The circumstances under which Anthony Grant became the head basketball coach at the University of Alabama are, weirdly enough, the very reasons why the Crimson Tide need to start fresh with a new basketball coach at season’s end.
Following a loss at home on Tuesday night to Billy Donovan and the Florida Gators, it’s clear more than ever that Grant is not working out in Tuscaloosa...