Fastbreak: Florida Gators run through Ole Miss 80-71 in Mike White’s homecoming

The two-faced Florida Gators basketball team was at it again Saturday, shooting the lights out on the road in Oxford, Mississippi, on the way to a wire-to-wire 80-71 win over the Ole Miss Rebels.

Florida (11-6, 3-2 SEC) opened up in control of the game and never lost its advantage, even as shots stopped falling and Ole Miss (12-5, 2-3 SEC) fought back in the second half. As such, new UF head coach Mike White was able to talk down his alma mater in what was a unique homecoming game.

OnlyGators.com breaks down Saturday’s win with seven quick-hitters:

It was over when: The Gators answered a 9-0 Rebels run that cut UF’s advantage from 20 points down to 11 with 7:34 remaining by scoring five straight points including a perfectly timed three by freshman guard KeVaugn Allen. The trey ended a 6:13 stretch Florida had to endure without a field goal and allowed the teams to trade baskets and free throws over the duration of the contest.

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Snell’s Slant: Trap game alert for Gators as Florida looks to build on success at Mizzou

By Shannon Snell – OnlyGators.com Featured Columnist

Forget that “Big Boss” nickname I’ve carried for so long. Pardon me, Floyd Mayweather Jr., but you all can just call me “Money” now. Take a look at how I ended last week’s column, as Adam so generously reposted on Sunday:

“Now, here comes No. 3 Ole Miss. Almost no one gives Florida a chance to win this game, which makes the Gators even more dangerous. Florida has nothing to lose and everything to gain. UF is supposed to be two or three years away from making a serious run at the College Football Playoff … but what if the Gators beat the Rebels? What if Florida comes in and plays their best games of the season while Ole Miss takes them lightly? Auburn has made this type of turnaround before. It is not impossible. Head coach Jim McElwain will have the Gators ready to play Saturday night; the Rebels better be ready for a dogfight.”

Look, I’m no football genius, but I can say that I’ve been in similar situations in my life when it pertains to football. Ole Miss started reading its own newspaper clippings and thought it was a lot better than it was in reality. No doubt about it, the Rebels are a talented football team. A mere two weeks ago, they knocked off one of the best teams in the country in the Alabama Crimson Tide. But this is SEC football at its best. If you do not come ready to play every single week, you can get beat very convincingly by an opponent you underestimate, such as Ole Miss did Florida. The Rebels clearly did not match the same intensity that the Gators started with from the first snap.

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Florida Gators have figured out the action and reaction … now what about ‘number three?’

No. 11 Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain met with the media on Monday to go over his team’s dominant 38-10 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels as well as Florida’s upcoming game against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

(Portions of his post-game press conference from Saturday are also included.)

McElwain discussed the Gators’ surge in success, redshirt freshman quarterback Will Grier and how Florida must be careful not to suffer a letdown on Saturday at Missouri.

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WATCH: Officer serving in Afghanistan returns home to surprise family during Gators’ win

The best moment on Saturday in The Swamp was not the Florida Gators‘ 38-10 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels, though that’s what the tens of thousands of fans in attendance came to see.

Instead, it was the Gators facilitating a surprise return to Gainesville, Florida, for U.S. Army officer Christian Denkins, who shocked his family by emerging from the tunnel as they were being honored on-field for his service in Afghanistan.

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WATCH: Gainesville police dance, Oxford police pay off bet after Gators’ win

The Gainesville, Florida, and Oxford, Mississippi, police departments got into an extended back-and-forth over social media during the week, talking smack ahead of Saturday’s game between the Florida Gators and Ole Miss Rebels.

The Gators prevailed 38-10, of course, leading the Oxford cops in attendance that were rooting for the Rebels to perform the Gator Chomp – on film – in order to pay off the wager with their Gainesville counterparts.

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Mick Hubert calls Florida’s 38-10 rout of Ole Miss, plus former Gators react to win on Twitter

No. 25 Florida Gators football will not be No. 25 for long, not after dismantling the No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday night at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. The Gators (5-0, 3-0 SEC) put a 38-10 hurting on the Rebels (4-1, 2-1 SEC), dominating from wire-to-wire and putting Florida in position to be at the top of the Southeastern Conference‘s East division.

Some of the most passionate Florida fans – including long-time radio play-by-play man Mick Hubert and former Gators players – were out of their minds throughout the game, so allow OnlyGators.com to wrap up all of those reactions for you in one succint post.

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Quick hits: No. 25 Florida Gators annihilate No. 3 Ole Miss 38-10 in Swamp shellacking

Call it the reincarnation of the Flu Game. With 22 players either catching the flu or dealing with flu-like symptoms this week, the No. 25 Florida Gators (5-0, 3-0 SEC) would not be denied, pulling off one of the most dominant wins over a Southeastern Conference opponent in the history of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium with a 38-10 domination of the No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels (4-1, 2-1 SEC) in a game that was never close from the start.

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Gameday – Florida Gators vs. Ole Miss: What to know, how to watch on TV, live stream online

No. 25 Florida Gators football will look to remain undefeated against the No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday afternoon. The Gators are hoping to avoid dropping a Southeastern Conference game while hosting with one of the top-ranked teams in the nation.

Here’s a look ahead at Saturday’s game: what to know and how to watch the Gators.

Viewing information

Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – Gainesville, Florida [Capacity: 88,548]
Weather: 70°F, mostly cloudy (15% chance of rain), winds WNW at 9 mph

Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
TV: ESPN (Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe)

Streaming Video: WatchESPN | Mobile Video: Watch ESPN app (iPhone) / (Android)
SiriusXM: 109/91 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

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