Donovan's success unparalleled

He came to Florida as a relative unknown and turned it into a basketball power

Originally Published: April 2, 2014
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com

On Saturday, after handling Dayton in the Elite Eight, cutting down the requisite nets and dousing their coach in a bucket of water, the Florida Gators packed their giddy, commemorative-cap-clad selves onto a chartered Delta jet bound from Memphis to Gainesville, Fla.

They arrived at the Gainesville Regional Airport at 1 a.m. ET. They were greeted by a scene out of a Beatles documentary. A couple hundred fans had assembled on the tarmac, chanting and screaming through a chain-link fence. ...

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