The Florida Gators (1-1) fell to the Virginia Cavaliers (2-0) 73-70 in Charlotte, North Carolina Friday night. Four Gators finished the game scoring in double figures. UF shot 40% from the field and just 28% from deep.
The Gators (5-4, 3-3 SEC) and Tigers (6-3, 4-2 SEC) both lost their previous matchups and are looking to get back on track with a victory Saturday. UF lost an overtime heartbreaker at home to Arkansas, while LSU fell on the road to bitter rivals Alabama. I sat down with Peter Rauterkus, the sports editor of the Reveille, the student newspaper at LSU, to break down the matchup.
The trio of sophomore forward Micah Handlogten, graduate student forward Tyrese Samuel and freshman forward Alex Condon produced 44 points as a collective in UF’s season opener. All showed signs of agility, movement and a defensive identity for the Gators.
Florida women’s basketball secured the signing of Alivia “Liv” McGill Wednesday, officially making her the highest-ranked recruit in program history. The Florida men’s basketball team also landed the signing of a top recruit. Four-star guard Isaiah Brown signed with Todd Golden’s Gators Wednesday.
Disappointment flooded Ben Hill Griffin Stadium as the Florida Gators suffered a 39-36 loss against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Arkansas snapped a six-game losing streak and clinched its first-ever victory in the Swamp to halt the Gators’ undefeated season at home. Although fans found the loss a tough pill to swallow, Florida head coach Billy Napier found silver linings in the performance.
Sophomore guard Riley Kugel has been highly regarded as a potential breakout player heading into his second season in Gainesville and was named to the Coaches’ Preseason First-Team All-SEC team. He’s already proving why he was tabbed to the list as he scored 23 points, grabbed six steals and dished four assists in UF’s 93-73 season-opening win against Loyola Maryland.
The Florida Gators (1-0) pounded the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds (0-1) 93-73 in their season opener at home in the Exactech Arena. The Gators shot 58.1% from the field, 50% from the free throw line and held LMU to shoot at a 45.8% clip.
The Florida Gators (1-0) took down the North Florida Ospreys (0-1) 82-65 in their season opener Monday in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The Gators continually found space down low and scored 54 points in the paint.
Any underdog team can go into enemy territory and grab a win in the world of college basketball. Especially when no team has played a minute on the court for the 2023-2024 season. In the case of the Florida Gators men’s basketball team, they’ll look to avoid this going into their season opener against the underdog Loyola Maryland Greyhounds — an opponent they’ve never faced.
The Gators have now dropped their last two games and face a gauntlet the rest of the way in search of clinching bowl eligibility. While one loss is more excusable as it came against the No. 1 team in the country — the Georgia Bulldogs Oct. 28 — the other spells questions for Florida the rest of the way out.
Florida transfer and redshirt senior Allison Wilson gave it her all in the world of cross country since her days as an Alabama distance runner. Wilson came face-to-face with her injuries and the decision to put a pause on her running career during the 2021 season.
The No. 20 Florida Gators (14-7, SEC 6-6) fell to the No. 14 Kentucky Wildcats (13-7, 11-1 SEC) 3-1 in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
The Florida Gators (5-4, 3-3 SEC) fell to the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-6, 1-5 SEC) 39-36 in overtime. The loss was Florida’s first overtime game since Dan Mullen’s last game in charge when the Gators lost to Missouri in 2021.
The No. 20 Florida Gators (14-6, 6-5 SEC) lost to the No. 11 Tennessee Lady Volunteers (19-3, 10-2 SEC) 3-2 Friday evening in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
After a miserable 43-20 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs, the Florida Gators (5-3, 3-2 SEC) have the opportunity to clinch bowl eligibility with a win against the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-6, 0-5 SEC) Saturday at home.
The Florida Gators men’s basketball gave fans their first look at the team in the team’s Orange & Blue scrimmage Thursday night. The event consisted of a scrimmage, a 3-point contest and a dunk contest. The night was highlighted by sophomore guard Denzel Aberdeen. He won the dunk contest and followed his victory with a dunk over the head of head coach Todd Golden.