Florida fell to UConn 75-54 in what ended up a blowout loss for the Gators. Star fifth-year forward Colin Castleton recorded just 12 points on 4-14 shooting in the loss.
Jackson Castellano is a second-year sports journalism student and the assistant sports editor at the Alligator. In the past, he has covered UF basketball and baseball for the Alligator and was an associate editor at ClutchPoints.
Florida defeated Stetson 89-51 Sunday. Five Gators tallied double-digit points in the win, as sophomore guard Will Richard led the way with 14 points.
Florida fell to Florida State 45-38 Friday in head coach Billy Napier’s first appearance against the Gators’ in-state rival. The game featured 957 total yards of offense in what finished as an absolute barn-burner.
Florida defeated Florida State Friday night. It's the first consecutive win over the ‘Noles for UF since the Gators won five straight meetings from 2009-2013. Florida star Colin Castleton finished with 25 points and nine rebounds in the contest.
A 38-6 victory against South Carolina to secure bowl eligibility was an apt sendoff for the graduating class. Although three games remain, first-year head coach Billy Napier’s team has played its final game in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium this season.
Florida defeated Kennesaw State 88-78 inside the Stephen C. O'Connell Center Friday night. The fifth-year star was the solution for all the Gators’ problems, putting up a career-high 33 points as UF dominated its competitor.
Although the orange and blue scrimmage was short and mostly for fan entertainment, Florida men's basketball showed a few things for fans to take away before the season tips off next Monday.
Just a year ago, Florida fell to the No. 1 Bulldogs in a lopsided affair. Three turnovers in the second quarter alone senta struggling Gators team back to Gainesville with very little to show. Now, Billy Napier and veteran members of the team must lead Florida against the 2022 Bulldogs, once again ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25.
Although Florida-Georgia is set to remain in Jacksonville for the near future, controversy has emerged surrounding the location of the historic rivalry game. If relocated, the city of Jacksonville could face irreparable damages.