Defense the difference for Gators

Experience and team defense make Florida a legit title threat

Updated: February 11, 2014, 4:03 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Florida is one of the hottest teams in America. The Gators have won 15 in a row, and 29 straight at home.

What makes the Gators so successful? They do a phenomenal job defensively. That is a credit to the philosophy of coach Billy Donovan.

The Gators play help defense, so they communicate with each other and play as a unit. And they play it with a sense of pride. When you hold opponents below 60 points a game consistently, you give yourself a great chance to win.

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