Dorian Finney-Smith scored 15 points, Michael Frazier II added 12 and No. 7 Florida opened the season with a 68-45 victory over William & Mary on Friday night.
Florida’s record-setting run through the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA tournament last season will be difficult, maybe even impossible, to top.
Highly touted center Chris Walker is giving Florida “one more year.”
Scottie Wilbekin sat hunched in his locker, his eyes red, his voice hush and his legs still cramping.
The Florida Gators have lost two games this season, one to Wisconsin (November 12) and the other to Connecticut (December 2). That makes it fitting that if the Gators want to win another national championship, they may have to beat both teams.
Top-seeded seeded Florida played with a lot more energy and intensity this time around.
The Florida Gators aren’t a perfect basketball team, but you couldn’t tell that by looking at the team’s record as it prepares to play in the NCAA tournament as the top overall seed.
Top-ranked Florida capped a perfect run through the Southeastern Conference when Kentucky failed to get off a shot on its final possession, allowing the Gators to escape with a 61-60 victory in the league championship game Sunday.
Despite another loss to top-ranked Florida, Tennessee is confident it will land in the NCAA tournament.
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.