Tonye Jekiri had 13 points and 15 rebounds Saturday to help the Miami Hurricanes withstand a second-half comeback by Boston College and win 60-56 Saturday.
No. 8 Florida will be without starting guard Eli Carter for its game against Louisiana-Monroe.
Miami Hurricanes basketball newcomer Ivan Cruz Uceda will be ineligible for the first half of the season due to an NCAA rule requiring enrollment one year after high school graduation.
Florida Gators basketball coach Billy Donovan has his team poised to win another national championship this year and it’s helped land him a raise from the school.
The Florida Gators finished off an undefeated season of SEC play Sunday with a victory over the Kentucky Wildcats for the SEC Championship. The Gators reward was the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Missouri Tigers needed a victory to get into the NCAA Tournament. After facing off with the number one team in the country, the Florida Gators, in the SEC Tournament; Mizzou won’t be going dancing.
The University of Florida, a likely number one seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, will begin play Friday in the SEC Tournament against the Missouri Tigers.
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.
The University of Miami men’s basketball team started out last season with a loss to Florida Gulf Coast University before reeling off one of the most memorable seasons in team history.