Fortunately for Florida, its subsequent game against the blue-blooded Kentucky Wildcats Saturday is an uncharacteristically easy matchup.
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The Gators struggled and were ultimately overwhelmed by the size and physicality of the Crimson Tide, losing 86-71 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Florida is 2-0 after returning to the court following star junior forward Keyontae Johnson’s collapse during an 83-71 loss against FSU Dec. 12.
Representatives were unable to confirm UF men’s basketball’s Wednesday night matchup versus North Florida following Keyontae Johnson’s collapse on the court against Florida State.
The Gators dropped their first game of the season at FSU, shaken by junior Keyontae Johnson's injury.
Gators forward Keyontae Johnson collapsed midcourt at FSU on Saturday. He is currently at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Florida scored 90 points in its win over Boston College, the most against an ACC school since 1999.
The Gators managed a comeback win over Army on Wednesday in their first game of the season.
It's time to hold your breath and cross your fingers.
Similar to almost everything else in 2020, heading to the O'Connell Center to watch the men's and women's basketball teams take the hardwood this year won't have the same feel post-pandemic.
The NBA's postseason bubble strategy is being adopted by the NCAA for March Madness in 2021. The NCAA is currently working with the city of Indianapolis on arranging for the entire NCAA Tournament to take place there.
While Florida won’t enter the 2020-21 season with the expectations of last year’s No. 6 preseason squad, the team — and its players — will still face an uphill battle to “reduce the noise” this winter.
Florida basketball has signed 2021 small forward Kowacie Reeves. The Macon, Georgia, native is the No. 31 prospect for his class, according to Rivals. The 6-foot-5 wing player chose Florida over Stanford, Georgia, Clemson and Auburn among others.
Last season against Vanderbilt, Florida shooting guard Noah Locke torched the Commodores at the O’Connell Center. He was 6 for 8 on three-pointers that night at an impressive 75 percent. Two games later, he didn’t register a point against Kentucky.
The SEC has announced its men’s basketball conference schedule for the 2020-21 season.
“Reduce the noise.”
UF's non-conference schedule is officially complete again after it was announced on Wednesday that the Stetson Hatters will now play the Gators at the O'Connell Center on Dec. 6, CBS Sports reporter Jon Rothstein reported.