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  • Gators restructure amidst lofty predictions

    Donovan's Gators claimed the No. 1 overall seed. (Burgess/University of Florida Athletics Communications)

    The reputation of the Florida Gators basketball program has never been better. It’s a fact that coach Billy Donovan lost maybe more production than any other coach in college basketball as Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young, Casey Prather, and Will Yeguete graduated and took 57.9 percent of the Gators’ points and 51 percent of their rebounding with them from a year ago.  With that, though, the Gators are a perennial Top 10 team regardless of which magazine you read or what poll you peruse. Donovan is closing in on 500 wins as a head coach as he starts his 21st year and […]

  • SEC Whip-around: Twine-tickling tales

    SEC Whip-around: Twine-tickling tales

    So why is the SEC Tipoff, the Media Day for SEC Basketball,  slipping out of SEC country and into Charlotte, North Carolina’s beautiful Ballantyne resort in south Charlotte? Very simply, it was a stone’s throw from the SEC Network, the showcase for all things SEC and it provided a backdrop for the meet and greet with the league’s 14 coaches and two players from each squad on Wednesday.  Much of the conversation centered around the lack of respect that basketball in the SEC suffers, especially after getting only three NCAA bids a year ago as Kentucky and Florida made it […]

  • Around the Rim in the ACC: Here Come the Cardinals

    Around the Rim in the ACC: Here Come the Cardinals

    Check out what’s happening above the rim in the ACC since the NCAA Tournament ended in April. Here Come the Cardinals The ACC is, by and large, a conference noted for it’s basketball, so that’s why adding the Louisville Cardinals with their steeped hoops tradition made perfect sense.  For a historical refresher, the Cardinals have 20 Sweet Sixteens, 13 Elite Eights, 10 Final Fours, and three National Championships to add to the mix in the ACC.  Then, look at the richness of the Rick Pitino Era.  He has accumulated 11 of 13 NCAA berths in his tenure with five Elite Eights, […]