Arkansas faces Florida in SEC 2nd round
No. 9 seed Arkansas (17-14, 8-10) vs. No. 8 seed Florida (17-14, 9-9)
Southeastern Conference Tourney Second Round, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee; Thursday, 12 p.m....
Florida faces tough test vs No. 6 Kentucky
Florida (17-13, 9-8) vs. No. 6 Kentucky (25-5, 14-3)
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 6 Kentucky presents a tough challenge for Florida. Florida...
Florida faces tough test vs No. 10 LSU
No. 10 LSU (24-5, 14-2) vs. Florida (17-12, 9-7)
Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 10 LSU presents a tough challenge for...
Florida looks to extend streak vs Georgia
Georgia (10-18, 1-14) vs. Florida (17-11, 9-6)
Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Florida looks for its sixth straight conference...
Vandy looks for home win vs Florida
Florida (16-11, 8-6) vs. Vanderbilt (9-18, 0-14)
Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Vanderbilt looks for its fifth straight win over Florida at...
Allen scores 21, Florida downs No. 13 LSU, 82-77
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Florida's Kevaughn Allen pulled up for an open 3 early in the second half at LSU, he'd been limited to just three shots and had not scored a point.
Allen, Locke carry Florida to 81-72 win against Texas A&M
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — With the shot clock winding down and the lead dwindling, KeVaughn Allen took his longest 3-pointer of the night.
And he banked it in, a big shot that gave Florida a seven-point lead with 2:59 to play and left Allen with a huge grin as he backpedaled toward midcourt.
It was that kind of night for Allen and the Gators.
Allen, Locke lead the way as Gators beat Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kevarrius Hayes saw no reason to worry even as Florida was letting another second-half lead fade away.
"Trailing by five, we had a lot of fight in us," he said. "We understand the game is nowhere near over until the final buzzer. The game of basketball can change quickly."
KeVaughn Allen scored 13 points, Noah Locke added 10 points and the Gators rallied from a brief second-half deficit to beat Georgia 62-52 on Saturday.
Hayes leads smothering defense as Florida beats FGCU 77-56
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Hudson's faith in his shot was finally rewarded, and his regained touch paid off Saturday for the Florida Gators.
The senior guard snapped a season-long slump by sinking three consecutive 3-pointers during a 2½-minute span midway through the first half, and the Gators went on to beat Florida Gulf Coast 77-56 Saturday in the Orange Bowl Classic.
Hudson, the Gators' leading scorer last season, came into the game shooting 29 percent, including 6 for 34 from 3-point range.
Locke ties career high with 18, Florida beats Mercer 71-63
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White admittedly wore his guys out during a 10-day break for final exams.
It nearly cost the Gators against Mercer.
Noah Locke scored 18 points, tying his career high, and Florida staved off a late rally to beat the Bears 71-63 on Tuesday night.
Locke scores career-high 18, Florida beats UNF 98-66
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is finding points and energy from a couple unexpected sources.
Noah Locke scored a career-high 18 points, Deaundrae Ballard added 15 and the Gators handled North Florida 98-66 Tuesday night.
Locke, a freshman from Maryland, has worked his way into the starting lineup in place of senior Jalen Hudson and emerged as a reliable scorer for the Gators (4-3).
"No one on our team plays any harder than Noah," Florida coach Mike White said.