GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Mike White sees Billy Donovan every day on his way to work, just one reminder of the former Florida coach's lasting legacy. A 10-foot, black-and-white picture of Donovan takes up the better part of one wall in the foyer of Florida's basketball facility, and all of the hardware the Gators claimed during Donovan's nearly two decades in Gainesville covers another.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Check all the Xs in the office pool and just-for-fun brackets and defending national champion Villanova and Duke are two of the biggest names eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats and Blue Devils would have been a matchup fit for the marquee at Madison Square Garden. But instead of getting the equivalent of Conor McGregor vs.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- For a team that puts so much energy and effort into defense, Florida's performance against Virginia was as close to perfect as possible. Devin Robinson had 14 points and 11 rebounds, the fifth double-double of his career, and the fourth-seeded Gators handled the No. 5 seed Cavaliers 65-39 on Saturday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Results from the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday: ___ EAST REGION WISCONSIN 65, VILLANOVA 62 BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Top-seeded Villanova was bounced from the NCAA Tournament by eighth-seeded Wisconsin, which overcame foul trouble for two of its stars in the second half Saturday to upset the defending champions 65-62 in the East region. Nigel Hayes scored 19 points, dropping a layup in traffic with 11.
NCAA TOURNAMENT Wisconsin ousts Villanova UNDATED (AP) -- There will be a new champion crowned in NCAA men's basketball on April 3. Wisconsin made sure of that by knocking off Villanova. Nigel Hayes hit a tiebreaking layup with 11.4 seconds left as the eighth-seeded Badgers beat the No. 1 overall seed, 65-62.
The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:05 p.m. It took three days for the NCAA Tournament to produce a major upset. It was a stunner that busted a ton of brackets. Villanova, the defending national champion and the top overall seed, was upended by eighth-seeded Wisconsin 65-62. Fellow No.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kasey Hill nestled into one corner of Florida's locker room Friday, huddled next to an assistant coach and started watching video. Some teammates were napping, others snacking and even a couple horsing around. Hill was all business. The senior has no time for anything else. This is his last chance, a final shot in the NCAA Tournament to do something really special in his college career.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- No. 4 seed Florida (25-8) vs. No. 5 seed Virginia (23-10) Second round, East Region; Orlando, Florida; 8:40 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Matchup features two of the nation's top defenses, so don't expect a high-scoring affair. The Cavaliers rank second in the country in defensive efficiency, two spots higher than the Gators. "It's going to be a war of attrition," Virginia coach Tony Bennett said.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State made the most of its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012, beat a Sunshine State opponent. The third-seeded Seminoles held off No. 14 Florida Gulf Coast 86-80 in a West Region game Thursday night despite some sloppy play that allowed a late double-digit lead to disappear.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- After watching countless hours of video on Florida forward Devin Robinson, East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes knew he would be a matchup problem. Seeing the 6-foot-8 Robinson in person made it even more obvious. "He's downright scary," Forbes said. "His length really affected us." Robinson tied his career-high with 24 points, Kasey Hill added 14 and No.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- With Florida State, Florida, Virginia and Maryland playing in the same venue, the Amway Center has the potential to become Upset Central in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. All of those higher seeds stumbled down the stretch and have enough flaws that professional and amateur bracketologists across the country have them on upset alert.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- No. 4 seed Florida (24-8) vs. No. 13 seed East Tennessee State (27-7) First round, East region; Orlando, Florida; 3:10 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Turnovers should be telling. Florida guards Kasey Hill, KeVaughn Allen and Chris Chiozza want to pick pockets and get easy baskets, and the trio might have chances against ETSU. The Buccaneers rank 312th in the nation in turnovers, giving it away 15 times a game.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Kris Jenkins buried the 3-pointer that sparked book deals, red carpet photo ops, a White House trip, a handful of award banquets and hundreds of perks that come with winning a national championship.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Although Florida is a top-four seed playing two hours from home, the Gators feel like an underdog heading into the NCAA Tournament. Coach Mike White even acknowledged Monday that his team is a popular pick to get upset in the opening round of March Madness. "Everybody's saying it," White said. There might be reason to believe it. Florida (24-8), which fell three spots to No.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Josh Hart scored 19 points, including the game-winning basket with 9.6 seconds to play, and No. 2 Villanova beat Seton Hall 55-53 on Friday night in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament. Hart's three-point play on a rebound was the fifth lead change of the final 4 minutes and there were two ties.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vanderbilt had every reason to give up in January, losing five of its first seven Southeastern Conference games. Instead, the Commodores stuck together and listened closely to first-year coach Bryce Drew. And it paid off. Riley LaChance scored five of his 18 points in overtime, and Vanderbilt topped No. 17 Florida 72-62 Friday night in the SEC tournament quarterfinals.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- How far Florida goes in the Southeastern Conference Tournament likely will determine how far it has to go to start NCAA play. The 17th-ranked Gators probably need a win in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday to lock up a top-four seed in the NCAA Tournament. That would mean playing in nearby Orlando, where coach Mike White's team surely would be surrounded by friends, family members and a pro-Florida crowd.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jury selection heads into a third day in the Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor, Salomon Melgen. Attorneys failed to pick a jury Tuesday, but hope to finish Wednesday and have opening statements Thursday. The panel is to decide whether the 62-year-old doctor stole millions from Medicare between 2004 and 2013.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Kentucky freshman Malik Monk was picked as both player and newcomer of the year, while Florida's Mike White claimed the coaching award on the All-Southeastern Conference men's basketball team announced Tuesday by The Associated Press. Monk, a 6-foot-3, guard, is leading the SEC in scoring at 21.2 points a game.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A handful of Southeastern Conference teams are heading to Music City looking to prove the league's tournament isn't just Kentucky's annual March gift to the Wildcat faithful. Yes, the eighth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats just won their 48th SEC regular season title and are the two-time defending champs at a tournament they've won 29 times . They also have impressive Malik Monk, John Calipari's latest freshman star.