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Florida guard Ques Glover (0) knocks the ball away from Tennessee guard Keon Johnson during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Short-handed Florida stuns No. 6 Tennessee 75-49

Jan. 19, 2021 10:26 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's best performance of the season — maybe even of coach Mike White's six-year tenure — came without three starters. Noah Locke scored 14 points, Tyree Appleby added 13 and the short-handed Gators stunned No. 6 Tennessee in dominating fashion, 75-49 on Tuesday...

Smith scores career-high 27 to lead Mississippi State 72-69

Jan. 16, 2021 6:44 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Tolu Smith scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Mississippi State to a 72-69 victory over Florida on Saturday. The 6-foot-10 Smith was 11-of-13 shooting and posted his fifth double-double this season. His 6-11 frontline partner Abdul Abu added 11 points on...

Florida uses 14-0 run at the end to down Ole Miss 72-63

Jan. 12, 2021 9:24 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colin Castleton scored 21 points, grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds with a career-high seven blocked shots and Florida ended its two-game skid by beating Mississippi 72-63 on Tuesday night. Romello White sank a pair of free throws with 4:32 remaining to give Ole Miss a 63-58 lead....

Brooks' return ignites Kentucky in 76-58 win over Florida

Jan. 9, 2021 7:57 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In his first game of the season, Keion Brooks Jr. scored 12 points on 6-for-8 shooting and Kentucky more closely resembled its No. 10 pre-season ranking by throttling Florida 76-58 on Saturday. Brooks is the only returning scholarship player who played last season, and only until...

Alabama takes early SEC lead with 86-71 win over Florida

Jan. 5, 2021 9:50 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Keon Ellis scored 16 points and James Rojas scored 15 — each off the bench — to help carry Alabama past Florida 86-71 on Tuesday night to sit atop the Southeastern Conference. The pair tallied 31 of the Crimson Tide's (8-3, 3-0) 36-bench points to help Alabama pull...

Castleton leads Florida to 83-79 win over LSU

Jan. 2, 2021 5:14 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colin Castleton scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half and Florida held off LSU 83-79 on Saturday. Castleton scored Florida's first 15 points of the second half, including a personal 9-0 run that put the Gators up 51-45. He made two free throws and Tre Mann followed with a...

Florida forward Colin Castleton (12) shoots as Vanderbilt forward Dylan Disu defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Florida won 91-72. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Florida wins 1st game since Keyontae Johnson’s collapse

Dec. 30, 2020 11:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colin Castleton scored a career-high 23 points and Florida opened the SEC season on Wednesday night with a 91-72 win over Vanderbilt in the Gators’ first game since Keyontae Johnson’s collapse. Johnson, who entered the season as the SEC Preseason Player of the Year,...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, Florida forward Keyontae Johnson (11) looks on during during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marshall in Gainesville, Fla.  Johnson, the Southeastern Conference's preseason player of the year, collapsed coming out of a timeout against rival Florida State and needed emergency medical attention Saturday, Dec. 1`2, 2020. He was taken off the floor on a stretcher and rushed to Tallahassee Memorial for evaluation. The Gators had no immediate update on his condition. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)

Florida's Johnson rejoins team, works as coach amid recovery

Dec. 28, 2020 4:54 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Keyontae Johnson is back in Florida's basketball facility, just not on the court. He's scouting opponents, coaching teammates, refereeing scrimmages and even talking trash from afar. Seeing him, hearing him, being able to hug him and just having him around has created a much-needed...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, Florida forward Keyontae Johnson (11) looks on during during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marshall in Gainesville, Fla.  Johnson, the Southeastern Conference's preseason player of the year, collapsed coming out of a timeout against rival Florida State and needed emergency medical attention Saturday, Dec. 1`2, 2020. He was taken off the floor on a stretcher and rushed to Tallahassee Memorial for evaluation. The Gators had no immediate update on his condition. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)

Florida's Johnson leaves hospital 10 days after collapse

Dec. 22, 2020 1:37 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida forward Keyontae Johnson is being released from the hospital Tuesday, 10 days after collapsing on the court at Florida State and needing emergency medical attention. The school released a statement from his family saying, “We continue to be amazed at the pace of his...

Ingram scores 26 to carry FAU over Florida College 107-72

Dec. 21, 2020 7:35 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Jailyn Ingram had 26 points as Florida Atlantic romped past Florida College 107-72 on Monday. B.J. Greenlee had 16 points for Florida Atlantic (5-3). Michael Forrest added 11 points and Kenan Blackshear had 10 points. Jalon Perry had 23 points for the Falcons. Ladarron Cleveland...