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Florida is headed to the Final Four with 62-52 win over Dayton

For the fourth time under head coach Billy Donovan, Florida is headed to the Final Four.

COL BKB: Florida 62, Florida Gulf Coast 50

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 30 (UPI) -- Will Yeguete had four of Florida's 11 steals Friday in a defensive performance that knocked Florida Gulf Coast out of the NCAA tourney 62-50.

COL BKB: Florida 66, Vanderbilt 40

GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- Kenny Boynton led the way with 15 points Wednesday and No. 9 Florida held Vanderbilt to 14 field goals in downing the Commodores 66-40.

COL BKB: Florida 83, Missouri 52

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Erik Murphy netted 15 points and Coach Billy Donovan logged his 400th career victory Saturday in No. 9 Florida's 83-52 rout of 16th-ranked Missouri.

Shipboard games to open college season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 15 (UPI) -- Florida and Georgetown will open next season's college basketball campaign by meeting on the deck of an aircraft carrier, it was announced Friday.

COL BKB: Florida 68, Marquette 58

PHOENIX, March 23 (UPI) -- Bradley Beal touched off a late first-half run Thursday that propelled Florida into the NCAA regional finals with a 68-58 win over Marquette.

COL BKB: Florida 96, Stetson 70

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Brad Beal and Erving Walker teamed up for 43 points Monday and ninth-ranked Florida blasted Stetson 96-70.

COL BKB: Florida 80, Toledo 58

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Led by forward Dan Werner's 19 points with five rebounds, 19th-ranked Florida rolled to an 80-58 season-opening victory against Toledo.

Florida, Ohio State receive NIT bids

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Two-time national champion Florida and Ohio State were chosen Sunday for the 2008 National Invitation Tournament.

COL BKB: Arkansas 67, Wofford 45

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Patrick Beverley led the way with 15 points Friday night, as No. 19 Arkansas got hot in the second half to defeat Wofford, 67-45.

Donavan returns to Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 7 (UPI) -- Basketball coach Billy Donovan has returned to the University of Florida, about a week after he left the school to coach the NBA's Orlando Magic.

Stan Van Gundy to coach Orlando Magic

ORLANDO, Fla., June 7 (UPI) -- Stan Van Gundy has been hired to coach the Orlando Magic, the NBA team announced Thursday. The Magic turned to Van Gundy after releasing University of Florida Coach Billy Donovan from an agreed-to five-year, $25 million contract. Terms of Van Gundy's deal

Magic lets Donovan out of contract

ORLANDO, Fla., June 6 (UPI) -- The Orlando Magic announced Wednesday it would allow Billy Donovan to back out of the five-year contract he signed last week.

Donovan said giving up Magic for Florida

ORLANDO, Fla., June 5 (UPI) -- The Orlando Magic reportedly will release Billy Donovan from his just-signed five-year contract so he can return to the University of Florida.

Donovan reportedly wants out of Magic deal

GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 4 (UPI) -- Two University of Florida athletic department sources say basketball coach Billy Donovan is having second thoughts about taking an NBA position. The sources confirmed Donovan, who signed a five-year contract Friday to coach the Orlando Magic, is now seeki

Report: Donovan has second thoughts

ORLANDO, Fla., June 3 (UPI) -- Billy Donovan has reportedly told the Orlando Magic and the University of Florida he has had second thoughts about jumping to the NBA as Orlando's head coach.

Donovan introduced as Magic's coach

ORLANDO, Fla., June 1 (UPI) -- Billy Donovan, who coached Florida to the NCAA tournament title each of the last two seasons, was introduced Friday as the coach of the NBA's Orlando Magic.

Report: Donovan to coach Magic

ORLANDO, Fla., May 31 (UPI) -- Billy Donovan, who led Florida to the NCAA basketball title the last two seasons, reportedly will become head coach of the Orlando Magic.

Four Florida players to turn pro

GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 5 (UPI) -- Four starters on Florida's national championship basketball team Thursday declared intentions to enter this year's NBA draft.

Coach Donovan to remain at Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 5 (UPI) -- Billy Donovan, who led Florida to two consecutive NCAA Division I tournament championships, said Thursday he was staying with the Gators' basketball program.

COL BKB: Florida 73, Oregon 57

ST. LOUIS, March 25 (UPI) -- Seven three-pointers by Lee Humphrey ignited defending champion Florida to a 73-57 win over Oregon Sunday that put the Gators back in the Final Four.

COL BKB: Florida 88, Stetson 67

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Billy Donovan became the top winning men's basketball coach at Florida Wednesday night as the fourth-ranked Gators trounced Stetson, 88-67.

COL BKB: Florida 72, Florida A&M 57

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Lee Humphrey scored a game-high 15 points as fifth-ranked Florida led by 17 points at halftime Sunday and coasted to a 72-57 win over Florida A&M.

COL BKB: Florida 73, UCLA 57

INDIANAPOLIS, April 3 (UPI) -- The Florida Gators won their first NCAA Tournament title in school history Monday night with a 73-57 victory over the UCLA Bruins.

COL BKB: Florida 87, Providence 77

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Taurean Green scored 18 points Tuesday to lead the 10th-ranked Florida Gators to an 87-77 victory over the Providence Friars.
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