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Billy Donovan says tournament has changed

ARLINGTON, Tex. — Interesting question and answer today during Florida’s press conference previewing Saturday’s first Final Four game between the No. 1-ranked Gators and Connecticut. Florida coach Billy Donovan was asked about the amount of money that coaches make in … Continue reading

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Billy Donovan: “You kind of have to stay the course”

Transcript of Billy Donovan quotes after his Gators beat UK 69-59 at Rupp Arena on Saturday night. On his team’s experience against Kentucky’s experience being a difference … “Yeah, you know, I don’t know. Obviously John (Calipari) knows his team. … Continue reading

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Damontre Harris is back practicing with Florida

Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun reports that Damontre Harris is back practicing with third-ranked Florida, but the 6-foot-10 center will not play for the Gators this season. Head coach Billy Donovan said Monday that Harris is practicing with the … Continue reading

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All eyes on Andrew Wiggins as Kansas visits Florida

As Big Blue Nation focuses on Kentucky-Boise State tonight at 9 p.m. on ESPN, it’s the first game of the World Wide Leader’s doubleheader that will probably garner a little more attention. No. 13 Kansas, fresh off a buzzer-beater 75-72 … Continue reading

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SEC: Florida wins without its point guards

Two SEC basketball teams were in action last night, with split results: Florida 79, Middle Tennessee 59: Playing without point guards Scottie Wilbekin (suspension) and Kasey Hill (high ankle sprain), the Gators put together a strong second half to beat … Continue reading

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BBL: You guys have fun at Big Blue Madness

Happy Friday morning. Offering a change-up today. Combining SEC and Big Blue Links: – Tonight is Big Blue Madness, and Jerry Tipton of the H-L writes that the eyes of the college basketball world will be upon Rupp Arena. Just … Continue reading

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Sydney Moss case shows hypocrisy alive and well

Hello on this fine Saturday morning where once again the hypocrisy of college athletics is alive and well. The latest example comes with the news that 2012 Kentucky Miss Basketball Sydney Moss is transferring from SEC school Florida to Division III … Continue reading

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SEC: Mississippi State wins again in Omaha

SEC links for Tuesday: Are you ok with former UK coach John Cohen winning the College World Series? It’s a little closer to happening after Mississippi State rallied to beat Indiana 5-4 on Monday night. It’s an unanticipated showdown for … Continue reading

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Billy Donovan wants Gators to be “nastier”

After a third straight loss in the Elite Eight, Florida coach Billy Donovan welcomes in a pair of high-profile transfers next season and, he hopes, a little different attitude. Dorian Finney-Smith is a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward who averaged 6.3 points … Continue reading

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Rick Pitino and multiple NCAA Tournament winners

Since John Wooden's amazing reign of 10 national titles in 12 seasons from 1964 through 1975, eight college basketball coaches have won multiple national championships. Rick Pitino became the eighth on Monday night when his Louisville Cardinals defeated Michigan 82-76 … Continue reading

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