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King's Court: Florida's road back

Updated: December 17, 2012, 11:32 AM ET
By Jason King | ESPN.com

Florida's journey back to the upper echelon of the college basketball world began four years ago, when Billy Donovan purchased a padlock.

It was March 2008 when Donovan's team arrived at its $12 million practice facility and found the doors chained shut. The coach directed the Gators to an auxiliary gym, where they dressed in a rundown locker room once used by the school's swim team.

Donovan instructed his players not to wear any Florida attire. A team that loses eight of its final ...

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