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  1. Gators hustle to fourth straight Sweet 16

    Mark Schlabach

    ORLANDO, Fla. - The last time Florida coach Billy Donovan reached college basketball's mountaintop, his roster was littered with future NBA draft picks. The Gators squads that won back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007 featured thre...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  2. Florida, Louisville look to rebound

    Mark Schlabach

    ORLANDO -- Florida hardly looked like the No. 1 overall seed Thursday night in its opening-round game of the NCAA tournament. And Louisville didn't look much better in its first NCAA tournament game in defense of its national championship. Both...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  3. No. 1 Gators start slowly against Albany

    Mark Schlabach

    ORLANDO -- Fourteen years ago, No. 5-seeded Florida needed a buzzer-beater in overtime to avoid being upset by No. 12-seeded Butler in the first round of the 2000 NCAA tournament. Former Florida star Mike Miller's last-second leaner against Butler...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  4. Dawkins, Duke do in FSU from downtown

    Mark Schlabach

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Duke guard Austin Rivers said teammate Andre Dawkins doesn't have to make most of his shots for the No. 4 Blue Devils to be successful. Rivers said Dawkins just has to keep shooting, whether the ball is going through the rim o...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: Duke 74, Florida State 66

    Mark Schlabach

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Here's a quick look at No. 4 Duke's 74-66 victory over No. 16 Florida State at the Donald L. Tucker Center on Thursday night: Why it happened: The Blue Devils blistered Florida State's vaunted perimeter defense from start to f...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  6. Erving Walker, Florida stand tall

    Mark Schlabach

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Florida officially lists guard Erving Walker at 5 feet, 8 inches. Gators center Vernon Macklin admits his teammate is probably a couple of inches shorter. "5-6," Macklin said. "But I'll give him 5-8 tonight." Walker, a junior ...

    Blog | March 19, 2011
  7. Preview: Saturday in Tampa

    Mark Schlabach

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A look at today's games in Tampa: No. 5 seed West Virginia (21-11) vs. No. 4 seed Kentucky (26-8), 12:15 p.m. ET (CBS) Kentucky player to watch: Junior Darius Miller doesn't get as much attention as freshmen Brandon Knight and Te...

    Blog | March 19, 2011
  8. Rapid Reaction: Florida 79, UCSB 51

    Mark Schlabach

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Florida's NCAA tournament drought is over. The Gators, who hadn't won an NCAA tournament game since winning back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007, blasted No. 15 seed UC Santa Barbara 79-51 in a Southeast Regional sec...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  9. Previewing Tampa: The night games

    Mark Schlabach

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A look at the evening action set for the St. Pete Times Forum. No. 15 seed UC Santa Barbara (18-13) vs. No. 2 seed Florida (26-7), 6:50 p.m. ET (TBS) ABOUT THE GAUCHOS Coach: Bob Williams (406-269 in 23 seasons, 217-169 in 13 ...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  10. NCAA tournament: Vernon Macklin of Florida Gators finds fresh sta...

    Mark Schlabach

    Vernon Macklin is the only Florida Gator with an NCAA tournament win, but his came while he was at Georgetown. After finding a fresh start in Gainesville, he wants to return the favor.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2011
  11. Unselfish play marks Florida's comeback

    Mark Schlabach

    ATLANTA -- If Florida's basketball team was ever going to become a threat in the NCAA tournament again, coach Billy Donovan knew the Gators would have to get back to the principles of "Billy Ball." Most importantly, Donovan wanted his players to s...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  12. Rapid reaction: Florida 77, Vanderbilt 66

    Mark Schlabach

    ATLANTA -- Florida and Kentucky will play for the SEC tournament title on Sunday, after the Gators ran away from Vanderbilt 77-66 in the semifinals at the Georgia Dome on Saturday. The Gators and Wildcats were the league's hottest teams heading in...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  13. SEC tournament: Kentucky's Doron Lamb doubtful for championship g...

    Mark Schlabach

    Kentucky coach John Calipari said Saturday that starting guard Doron Lamb is probably doubtful to play against Florida in Sunday's SEC tournament championship game because of a sprained left ankle.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2011
  14. Rapid Reaction: Florida 85, Tennessee 74

    Mark Schlabach

    ATLANTA -- Maybe this Florida team really is different from the last few teams coach Billy Donovan has put on the floor. After three straight early-round exits in the previous three SEC tournaments, Florida defeated Tennessee 85-74 in Friday night...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  15. Championship Week: SEC men's basketball tournament primer

    Mark Schlabach

    After a wild and wacky season in the SEC, what will happen in Atlanta this week?

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  16. Looking for a sleeper? Check out Belmont

    Mark Schlabach

    MACON, Ga. -- The most dangerous NCAA tournament first-round opponent for college basketball's heavyweights has a 30-4 record and has lost one game since Christmas Day. The Belmont Bruins, who scared the you-know-what out of mighty Duke in the fir...

    Blog | March 05, 2011