AUSTIN, Texas -- The Minnesota Golden Gophers couldn't handle the pressure of the NCAA tournament, thanks in large part to the pressure applied by the Florida Gators as third-seeded Florida extended its defense and, as a direct result, its run in the NCAAs with a 78-64 win over the No.
about 928 days ago | Carter Strickland | Florida Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Fourth-ranked Florida was finally tested in Southeastern Conference play on Saturday night. The Gators had a little trouble, but they still aced it. Florida never trailed and led by double digits for more than 30 minutes in a 78-64 victory over Ole Miss in front of 12,522 at the O'Connell Center.
about 977 days ago | Michael DiRocco | Florida Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A quick look at No. 4 Florida's 78-64 victory over No. 16 Ole Miss on Saturday night at the O'Connell Center: Overview: This one wasn't as easy as the previous seven Southeastern Conference games, but the Gators still managed another double-digit victory.
about 978 days ago | Michael DiRocco | Florida Gators
While Florida still has one scholarship left in the Class of 2013 and remains in the hunt for No. 4 senior Julius Randle (Dallas/Prestonwood Christian), the Gators are now focusing the majority of their recruiting time and effort on the Class of 2014.
about 981 days ago | Adam Finkelstein | Florida Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A quick look at No. 10 Florida's 83-52 victory against No. 17 Missouri on Saturday afternoon at the O'Connell Center: Overview: This was supposed to be a battle between the SEC's two best teams.
about 992 days ago | Michael DiRocco | Florida Gators
Editor's note: Each Friday morning, Jay Bilas will break down the weekend's top game. This week it's No. 5 Florida (7-0) at No. 8 Arizona (7-0) at 10 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN. Gators outlook: The difference for Florida this season is defense.
ABOARD THE USS BATAAN -- Erik Murphy sat with his Florida basketball teammates in a hotel meeting room last Thursday night and listened to one of the most horrifying and uplifting stories he had ever heard.
about 1058 days ago | Michael DiRocco | Florida Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Billy Donovan was upbeat on Friday during the news conference announcing Bradley Beal's decision to enter the NBA Draft. He is obviously sad to see Beal leave, but Donovan shouldn't be devastated for two reasons: He knows things could have been a lot worse, and he had been planning for just this situation.
about 1273 days ago | Michael DiRocco | Florida Gators
PHOENIX -- There is nowhere to hide. There are no secrets to keep and no shocking, revolutionary game plans to unveil. With Louisville and Florida, this would also be the case in November: Is there a high-profile coaching duo as familiar with one another as Rick Pitino and his former star player and pupil, Billy Donovan?
about 1293 days ago | Eamonn Brennan | Florida Gators