Florida lost to Xavier 90-83 in Portland, Oregon, Thursday. The Musketeers hit 10 3-pointers on 50% shooting from behind the arc to beat the Gators.
Joseph Henry is a fourth-year sports journalism major and is the Alligator's sports editor. He previously worked as senior news director, assistant sports editor, men's basketball beat reporter, volleyball beat reporter and golf beat reporter. He enjoys sitting down to watch a movie as often as possible, collecting vinyl and drinking Dr. Pepper.
The Gators fell to the Commodores 31-24 Saturday. Florida outgained Vanderbilt 445 yards to 283. Despite offensive proficiency, a bevy of errors kept the Gators from holding off Vanderbilt. The Commodores have now won back-to-back Southeastern Conference games for the first time since 2018.
The Gators dropped their first game of the season to FAU 76-74 inside the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The Owls overcame a 30-point and 12-rebound performance from Florida forward Colin Castleton — his first double-double of the season — by hitting 13 3-pointers on 24 attempts.
The Alligator will update Florida state-wide elections as results come in, as they are called throughout the night by the Associated Press.
The Gators defeated the Seawolves 81-45 in the long awaited introduction to Florida basketball post Mike White. UF ran its offense with efficiency and an emphasis on the 3-point shot. The Gators forced 18 Stony Brook turnovers, a representation of their tenacity on both ends of the floor.
Florida now sits one win away from bowl eligibility after its 41-24 win over the Aggies Nov. 5. The get-right outing was exactly what the Gators needed following two losses and before hosting South Carolina Saturday. UF’s defense improved on a rocky first half, where it allowed 307 yards and 16 first downs by shutting out the Aggies in the second half.
Florida was defeated by No. 1 Georgia 42-20 Saturday evening in the 100th meeting between the bitter rivals. The Bulldogs 25-point halftime lead proved insurmountable and 555 yards of offense was the second most given up by the Gators this season.
The circumstances of this game were special. The annual neutral site meeting between the Southeastern Conference rivals had to shift away from its normal setting in Jacksonville for two seasons. The Gators handily one won both matchups, but the players involved knew the weight of getting the unique opportunity to go play “between the hedges.”
A new chapter of a classic cross-divisional rivalry gets written on Saturday night inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Before the Gators and Tigers take the field, the Alligator's sports editor Joseph Henry linked with the Reveille's sports editor Peter Rauterkus for this week's Know Your Enemy.