Fastbreak: Florida Gators basketball fights hard but falls to No. 1 Michigan State 58-52

Florida Gators basketball (6-3) lost its second straight contest – both to ranked opponents – after being taken down 56-52 Saturday night by the No. 1 Michigan State Spartans (12-0) at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan.

The Gators have now fallen to the three best teams they’ve faced this season, thought Florida has continuously flashed and shown signs of improvement through the first five weeks of the campaign.

OnlyGators.com breaks down Saturday’s loss with nine quick-hitters:

It was over when: The Gators unraveled – just a bit – late in the contest. Taking a six-point lead with 91 seconds to play, the Spartans did so by forcing two turnovers and seeing Florida commit an unforced error by batting a defensive rebound out of bounds. Michigan State hung tough from there as the visitors continued missing shots and simply did not make a dent in MSU’s advantage.

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Gameday – Florida Gators vs. No. 1 Michigan State: What to know, how to watch live, picks

Florida Gators basketball has struggled against the two ranked teams it faced this season and will be up against great odds Saturday when it takes on the No. 1 Michigan State Spartans on the road at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan.

Here’s a look ahead at the game: what to know and how to watch Florida-Michigan State.

Viewing information

Location: Breslin Center – East Lansing, Michigan [Capacity: 14,759]
Time: 6:00 p.m. EST

TV: ESPN2 (Jason Benetti, Jim Calhoun)
Streaming Video: Watch ESPN
Mobile Video: Watch ESPN app (iPhone) / (Android)
SiriusXM: 84 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

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Fastbreak: No. 17 Miami dispatches Florida 66-55 in another uneven outing for Gators

Florida Gators basketball (6-2) trailed for all but 31 seconds of Tuesday night’s game against the No. 17 Miami Hurricanes (8-1), falling 66-55 to its in-state rivals on the road at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

The Gators have now fallen to the two best teams they’ve faced this season and only have a much tougher opponent on deck Saturday night.

OnlyGators.com breaks down Tuesday’s win with six quick-hitters:

Bogus backcourt: Inefficient guard play doomed Florida on Tuesday. Point guards junior Kasey Hill and sophomore Chris Chiozza were completely ineffective against Miami, combining to go 2-for-11 (0-for-5 from three) with six points, four assists, two rebounds, two steals, five turnovers and 10 fouls (five each). Meanwhile, Canes guards Sheldon McClellan and Angel Rodriguez absolutely torched the Gators, combining to score two-thirds of their team’s points (41) on 12-of-20 shooting (6-of-9 from three, 11-of-12 from the charity stripe) with eight boards and four steals.

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Fastbreak: Florida Gators makes quick work of Richmond with 76-56 win in O’Dome

Florida Gators basketball (6-1) pulled ahead early and led the Richmond Spiders (4-3) wire-to-wire on Tuesday night at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida.

The 76-56 victory was UF’s performance best of the season with the opening 20 minutes an example of how the team will likely play in the future under head coach Mike White

OnlyGators.com breaks down Tuesday’s win with five quick-hitters:

Double double-doubles: A pair of players finished Tuesday’s game with double-doubles, marking the first time that two Gators did so in a single contest since Dec. 20, 2010. Redshirt sophomore center John Egbunu finished with team-highs of 17 points (7-of-9 shooting) and 14 rebounds, while sophomore forward Devin Robinson posted 12 points (4-of-10) and 13 boards. Redshirt senior F Dorian Finney-Smith came close to making it three players in double-doubles for the first time since Dec. 2005, but he fell short by a point on 3-of-12 shooting with 13 boards, seven assists and three blocks.

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Gameday – Florida Gators vs. No. 21 Purdue: What to know, how to watch on TV, live stream

Florida Gators basketball hopes to continue its solid start to the 2015-16 campaign Sunday evening when it takes on the No. 21 Purdue Boilermakers at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Ucasville, Connecticut.

Here’s a look ahead at Sunday’s game, which also serves as the finals of the 2015 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic: what to know and how to watch Florida-Purdue.

Viewing information

Event: Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena – Ucasville, Connecticut [Capacity: 10,000]
Time: 5:30 p.m. EST

TV: ESPN2
Streaming Video: Watch ESPN
Mobile Video: Watch ESPN app (iPhone) / (Android)
SiriusXM: None | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

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Fastbreak: Florida obliterates NC A&T 104-54

Florida Gators basketball (2-0) opened the home portion of its 2015-16 season Monday by upending the North Carolina A&T Aggies (0-2) at Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida.

With the 104-54 victory, the Gators won their first home game under new head coach Mike White and improved to 26-0 all-time against teams from the MEAC. Florida also scored 100+ points for the first time since 2011 and registered its 21st largest margin of victory ever.

OnlyGators.com breaks down Monday’s home opener with five quick-hitters:

It was over when: Any hope North Carolina A&T had of getting back in the game was erased by redshirt junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith, who broke out of a slump with back-to-back threes as part of a 10-0 run that pushed Florida ahead 62-31 with 15:34 to play. Finney-Smith shot just 4-of-10 but hit 3-of-6 triples and hauled in a team-high 10 boards.

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Gameday – Florida Gators vs. North Carolina A&T: What to know, how to watch on TV, live stream

Florida Gators basketball begins its 2015-16 home campaign Monday night when it hosts the North Carolina A&T Aggies at Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida.

Here’s a look ahead at Monday’s game and the start of the team’s home season under new head coach Mike White: what to know and how to watch Florida-North Carolina A&T.

Viewing information

Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center – Gainesville, Florida [Capacity: 11,548]

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

TV: None
Streaming Video: SEC Network+
Mobile Video: Watch ESPN app (iPhone) / (Android)
SiriusXM: 157/190 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

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Fastbreak: Florida powers past Navy 59-41

Florida Gators basketball (1-0) opened the 2015-16 season Friday by taking down the Navy Midshipmen (0-1) in the Veterans Classic at Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Maryland.

With the 59-41 victory, the Gators won their first game under new head coach Mike White in what was the team’s first road season opener since 2000-01.

OnlyGators.com breaks down Friday’s season opener with seven quick-hitters:

It was over when: Redshirt freshman guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez drained the first three-pointer of his career to put Florida up 40-26 with just over 11 minutes to play. The Gators used a 9-0 run to take a 17-point lead shortly thereafter and held on to their sizable advantage – pushing it as high as 20 – for the duration of the contest. Ramirez made 2-of-6 shots with five point sand three rebounds in his first game.

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