Florida Gators

19-14 (15-18 ATS)

Team Snapshot
Points Per Game 67.8 286th
Rebounds Per Game 33.3 280th
Assists Per Game 12.1 265th
Points Allowed 63.6 20th
2018-19 SEC Standings
TEAM CONF OVR
LSU 16-2 28-7
Tennessee 15-3 31-6
Kentucky 15-3 30-7
Auburn 11-7 30-10
South Carolina 11-7 16-16
Mississippi State 10-8 23-11
Ole Miss 10-8 20-13
Florida 9-9 20-16
Arkansas 8-10 18-16
Alabama 8-10 18-16
Texas A&M 6-12 14-18
Missouri 5-13 15-17
Georgia 2-16 11-21
Vanderbilt 0-18 9-23
Injuries
  • There are no injuries listed at this time.

Florida Gators News

  • Fansided: Florida basketball: Gators draw TCU in SEC/Big 12 challenge

    The Florida basketball team will kick off the 2019 SEC/Big 12 Challenge for the 2019 season, according to the Southeastern Conference.

    On Monday, the conference announced the schedule for the annual event.

    The Gators will travel to Texas to face Texas Christian for a 12 p.m. tip-off on Jan. 26.

    "The Big 12/SEC Challenge is a unique opportunity to showcase our basketball programs. Playing the event on a single-date in January puts our programs in the college basketball spotlight," SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said back in May when the pairings were announced.

  • GatorCountry.com: How Florida Basketball Dominated With BLOB Plays

    One of the highlights of watching Florida basketball this year was their excellence when it came to baseline out of bounds (commonly referred to as BLOB) plays. While offense certainly wasn't a strength of the Gators the ability to get a clean look after inbounding the ball from under their opponent's hoop was impressive and it was able to get them some easy baskets. This wasn't a recent phenomenon as White has a tactical genius on BLOB plays throughout his time in Gainesville but the past season it went to another level.

    Late in the season I tweeted out some of my favorite BLOB plays up until that moment and you can see them here:

    Just how effective were the Gators on BLOB plays and how did they become so successful?

  • Alligator Army: Monday Buffet: Florida target Kerry Blackshear continues visits, Grant Holloway goes pro

    The top target on the Florida men's basketball recruiting board this summer is, in case you have been living under a rock, Virginia Tech transfer Kerry Blackshear. The talented big man, who opted against remaining in the NBA Draft pool in late May, is considering a handful of schools as possible destinations for a final collegiate year.

    Florida got Blackshear's first visit a little under two weeks ago, and he's been touring SEC schools since, making trips to Arkansas and Tennessee over the last several days and scheduling a visit to Kentucky for Tuesday.

  • Fansided: Florida basketball: Gators look to Boston College for big man

    While Kerry Blackshear continues to mull over his decision on where to play next season as a graduate transfer, the Florida basketball team is looking at options.

    Gator Country is reporting that the Gators have reached out to Boston College graduate student Tyler Scanlon as a potential option if Blackshear decides to go elsewhere.

    Scanlon reportedly put his name in the NCAA transfer portal last week and the Gators were quick to make contact.

    However, Florida was not the only school to reach out to the 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward. It was reported that he has been contacted by Arkansas, Illinois, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  • GatorCountry.com: Gators Reach Out To Boston University Grad Transfer Tyler Scanlon

    While Kerry Blackshear remains the priority for the Gators' coaching staff they're still doing their best to cover their bases by staying in touch with some of the best graduate transfers available. Many of those backup plans have already committed elsewhere but an interesting name entered the portal this past week in Tyler Scanlon from Boston University and the Gators were quick to get in touch.

    Scanlon, a 6'7", 215 pound forward originally from Virginia averaged 13.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game last season while also chipping in 1.4 steals on defense. The Boston University Terriers struggled last season at 15-18 but it should be noted that they were one of the youngest teams in college basketball last season (339th in experience according to KenPom) so their lack of success shouldn't be placed on the shoulders of Scanlon.

  • The Independent Florida Alligator: Florida's top-10 class pairs youth with experience

    There are 146 days until UF men's basketball takes the court against North Florida to open the 2019 season. When it does, it'll have seven new faces.

    According to 247Sports, the Gators have the seventh-best recruiting class in the nation. It consists of two five-star recruits, one four-star and two three-stars. The class will also gain one transfer.

    The two headliners of coach Mike White's 2019 class come in its two five-star recruits, Scottie Lewis and Tre Mann.

    Hailing from Eatontown, New Jersey, Lewis' prowess at the shooting guard position has earned him plenty of accolades.

  • GatorCountry.com: Gator Graduates Work Out For NBA Teams Around The Country

    The NBA Draft isn't far away and while it's extremely unlikely Florida's graduates Kevarrius Hayes, Jalen Hudson, and KeVaughn Allen will hear their names called that isn't to say their hoop dreams are dead. There are more undrafted free agents in the NBA now than ever before and a recent change in the contract structure of the league expanded NBA rosters to 17 with two more two-way contracts per team being made available for players to jump between the NBA and the developmental G League.

    Functionally, that means there are going to be 60 more contracts available to unsigned free agents this year.

  • The Independent Florida Alligator: Kevin Durant made the right decision to play in Game 5

    Warriors small forward Kevin Durant limps off the court after rupturing his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.

    The Associated Press

    Kevin Durant made the right decision to play in Game 5

    Kevin Durant was back for 12 minutes.

    The Golden State Warriors small forward returned from a lower-calf injury for Game 5 of the NBA Finals with his team down 3-1 to Toronto in the series. He had been out since May 8 after he suffered the injury in the Western Conference Semifinals against Houston.

    The Warriors were on the brink of elimination, and they needed their hobbled superstar back to flip the script.

  • GatorCountry.com: How The Change To A Further 3-Point Line Will Affect Florida Basketball

    With the 3-point shot more prevalent than ever in college basketball it was a big deal this week when the NCAA officially moved the line back from 20 feet, 9 inches to 22 feet, 1 3/4 inches, the distance used in FIBA (internationally sanctioned basketball). A move like this isn't insignificant and it could change the way some teams view both their offensive and defensive strategies as the further 3-point line will change the spacing of the game.

    As soon as discussion started from the NCAA Rules Committee about furthering the line I immediately began to think about what this would mean for the Gators.

  • GatorCountry.com: Why Florida Is The Best Basketball Fit For Kerry Blackshear

    When Kerry Blackshear announced he would be returning to college and would also be taking a serious look at his graduate transfer options there were a lot of teams salivating at the potential opportunity to land his services. The Gators, long rumored to be in on the Virginia Tech big man, were one of them.

    Perhaps the best returning center in college basketball Blackshear is far and away the most sought after graduate transfer still available on the market and any team in the country would welcome him. The team Florida might be competing with the hardest in the recruitment is Kentucky which should probably frame just how good Blackshear is.

  • Fansided: Florida basketball could benefit from Blackshear decision

    Last season, Kerry Blackshear went on a tear for Virginia Tech.

    The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Blackshear averaged 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for Virginia Tech.

    Initially, Blackshear intended on entering the NBA Draft, however, earlier this week, he announced his decision to take his name out of the draft. That means he could immediately transfer from Virginia Tech and take his talents elsewhere.

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    After taking the time to weigh my options, I have decided to withdraw my name from the NBA Draft. I am still evaluating my options for my last year of eligibility and feel extremely fortunate to be in the position that I am in.

  • Fansided: Gators learn conference opponent schedule

    The Florida Gators men's basketball team will earn some frequent flyer miles as the Southeastern Conference unveiled its 2019-2020 men's basketball conference schedule Wednesday.

    The schedule is almost complete. @SEC opponents were released today. Which games are you most looking forward to?#GatorsHoop pic.twitter.com/v8Anw11Q1f

    -- Florida Gators Men's Basketball (@GatorsMBK) May 29, 2019

    The Gators already have a good portion of its November schedule outlined and have drawn Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi and Vanderbilt as part of its home-and-home conference slate.

    Florida will also get Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn and Mississippi State at home.

  • The Independent Florida Alligator: Andrew Nembhard returns to UF after NBA Draft declaration

    Andrew Nembhard is back at Florida.

    The 6-foot-5, 191-pound guard from Aurora, Ontario, has decided to come back to UF after declaring for the NBA Draft on April 12. In 2016, the NCAA ruled that entering the NBA Draft would not result in forfeiture of eligibility, allowing Nembhard to return to the Gators after his withdrawal.

    "Super excited to come back and play with my brothers and for Gator Nation!" Nembhard tweeted on Wednesday.

    Nembhard finished his 2018 freshman campaign with 289 points, 103 rebounds and 194 assists (fourth in school history), which was enough to make him a member of the SEC's All-Freshman team.

  • The Independent Florida Alligator: Gators in the NBA season recap: Beal, Horford shine

    The University of Florida basketball program has developed multiple NBA players whose seasons are now over as the NBA Finals approach. Here's a recap of what some former Gators did this year:

    Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal had arguably the best season of his career. Beal posted career highs in games played (82), minutes per game (36.9), rebounds per game (5.0), assists per game (5.5), steals per game (1.5) and points per game (25.6).

    Beal and the Wizards failed to reach the playoffs for the first time since he was drafted out of Florida in 2012 with the third overall pick.

  • GatorCountry.com: Florida Gators make NCAA Tournament 12th straight year

    The Florida Gators have not missed the NCAA Tournament since Kevin O'Sullivan took over the team in 2008 and that won't change in 2019.

    The Gators (33-24/13-17 SEC) made it close but ultimately their strength of schedule (3) and RPI (27) helped them make a 12th consecutive NCAA Regional. Unlike the previous five seasons the Gators will have to hit the road for the post season. Florida will travel to Lubbock, Texas where Texas Tech hosts for the fourth consecutive season.

    The Red Raiders will open the regional against Army on Friday at 4 pm ET. Florida will play Dallas Baptist at 8 pm.

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