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Williams, Mays help LSU hold on against Florida, 84-82

Jan. 21, 2020 11:16 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU guard Skylar Mays could afford to have a sense of humor after the Tigers nearly blew a 10-point lead in the final 1:11 against Florida, but escaped with yet another narrow victory. “We've got to keep it close,” Mays said with a relieved smile. “It's worked...

Auburn center Austin Wiley (50) guards Florida forward Omar Payne (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Payne's career game helps Florida beat No. 4 Auburn 69-47

Jan. 18, 2020 5:04 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Omar Payne was an afterthought in Florida's highly touted recruiting class, which featured high school All-Americans Scottie Lewis and Tre Mann. No one expected Payne to start, let along star, in any games this season. So his performance against Auburn was a bigger shock than the...

Missouri's Mark Smith celebrates a three point shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Hot-shooting Missouri routs Florida 91-75

Jan. 12, 2020 12:08 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has made scoring points look very hard this season. In Saturday’s 91-75 victory over Florida, the Tigers made it look easy. “When you start seeing the ball go in for everybody, it’s easy to get rolling,” said Dru Smith, who finished with 22 points,...

Florida rallies from 21 points down to top Alabama in 2OT

Jan. 4, 2020 10:22 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Noah Locke and his Florida teammates knew what was coming. Alabama had run the same set on its previous two inbound plays. So the Gators defended it perfectly. Locke stole John Petty Jr.'s inbound pass and hit a layup with 21 seconds remaining in regulation, helping Florida...

Florida handles Long Beach State 102-63 in pre-SEC tuneup

Dec. 28, 2019 3:09 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida may have found a turning point in its up-and-down season. Kerry Blackshear Jr. and Keyontae Johnson scored 21 points apiece and the Gators overwhelmed Long Beach State 102-63 on Saturday in their final tuneup before Southeastern Conference play. Noah Locke chipped in 16...

Florida guard Noah Locke (10) celebrates with teammates after the team defeated Providence in an NCAA college basketball game at Barclays Center, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in New York. Florida won 83-51. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)

Johnson scores 19, leads Florida over Providence 83-51

Dec. 17, 2019 10:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For the better part of two hours, Mike White had witnessed the kind of outclassing that makes coaches rethink their career paths. And when it was over, he was sheepish. Borderline speechless, really. Not because he was embarrassed by his team’s performance. Rather, he was proud of...

Florida coach Mike White motions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marshall on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Struggling Gators seek more scoring after revamping scheme

Dec. 16, 2019 12:37 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White took an unusual, maybe even unprecedented, approach to his team's offensive woes: he scrapped the entire system. White spent fall practice and the first few weeks of the season allowing his guys to play with few, if any, rules. They had freedom to shoot,...

Butler guard Kamar Baldwin (3) celebrates a 3-point basket against Florida in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Butler defeated Florida 76-62. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 24 Butler tops Florida 76-62 behind balanced scoring

Dec. 7, 2019 4:11 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Thompson believes unselfish play is a major part of Butler’s success. Thompson and Sean McDermott each scored 16 points to lead No. 24 Butler to a 76-62 win over Florida on Saturday. “Nobody cares who scores, we’re just trying to get the best shot on that...

Marshall guard Taevion Kinsey (1) and Florida guard Ques Glover (0) scramble for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Glover scores 14, No. 24 Florida beats Marshall 73-67

Nov. 30, 2019 12:04 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ques Glover started his college career as Florida’s least heralded freshman. He’s quickly becoming the team’s most important one. Glover scored 14 points, Keyontae Johnson added 13 and No. 24 Florida rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to beat Marshall...

Xavier's Tyrique Jones goes up for a dunk against the defense of Florida's Noah Locke in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game during the finals of the Charleston Classic Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Charleston, SC. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

MVP Johnson leads Florida to 70-65 win over No. 18 Xavier

Nov. 24, 2019 11:37 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Florida’s finally happy to gain attention for who it beat than the teams it’s lost to this season. Keyontae Johnson and Andrew Nembhard had 15 points each and Florida held off No. 18 Xavier 70-65 in the Charleston Classic championship Sunday night. “It’s...