With strands of net behind their ears, Florida seniors Casey Prather, Scottie Wilbekin, Will Yeguete and Patric Young stopped at midcourt and kissed the floor.
It may come as a surprise to non-college basketball fans, but the number one team in the country is from the Sunshine State as head coach Billy Donovan has the Florida Gators poised again to “chase greatness.”
When the AP released this week’s college basketball Top 25 there was a new team at the top that hasn’t been there since 2007, the Florida Gators.
No. 3 Florida has won with defense most of the season.
Patric Young has a message for anyone who believes Florida’s success this season has to do with playing in a two-team Southeastern Conference.
Michael Frazier II scored 17 points, Scottie Wilbekin added 13 and No. 6 Florida handled Tennessee 67-41 on Saturday for its 11th consecutive win.
Like the three other teams in the Orange Bowl Classic, Fresno State found the rims at the BB&T Center to be unforgiving.
Damontre Harris is on the move again.The former South Carolina starter has left No. 16 Florida and been granted permission to transfer anywhere he would like.
The Gators’ depleted roster desperately needs help and will get it with the return of point guard Scottie Wilbekin.
For almost 10 minutes, an obviously undermanned Florida Gators team had a pretty good handle on Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker. Dekker had two turnovers early and the Badgers looked out of sorts. Three-pointers by Dekker on consecutive possessions finally got the 20th-ranked Badgers going in their home opener, sparking a 22-10 run in the first half that helped hand No. 11 Florida a 59-53 loss Tuesday night.