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Chomping at Bits: Florida men’s basketball routs Tampa in exhibition win

The Gators’ second dress rehearsal resulted in another win.

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Florida men’s basketball trounces Tampa: The Gators had another successful exhibition with a 94-57 home win over the Division II Spartans, however some concerns about Florida’s defensive performance remain. Virginia Tech transfer Jalen Hudson again led the Gators with 18 points. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Point guard options with Chris Chiozza sidelined: Chiozza should only be out for about two weeks, but Mike White called the offensive performance “a chore” without him. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Gators’ season slipping away: Florida football picked up its fourth consecutive loss this weekend. Hello-darkness-my-old-friend.gif (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Checking in on Florida coaching candidates: How some of the Gators’ rumored targets fared with their teams this past weekend. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Puzzling strategy contributed to Gators’ Missouri loss: Looking at some baffling decisions. (David Wunderlich, Gator Country)

Defensive drop off: The Gators’ streak of fielding top-15 defenses every year since 2008 will end this season. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Nigel Bethel commits to Gators: The three-star athlete from Northwestern High committed yesterday. He also held offers from Georgia, Miami, Louisville, and others.(Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Blake Alderman, 247Sports)

Notes on three coaching searches: Florida is reportedly focusing their efforts on UCF head coach Scott Frost and Oregon head coach Willie Taggart. UF is also reportedly communicating with potential candidates about possibly retaining some staff members for recruiting reasons. (Steven Godfrey, SB Nation)

The argument for sticking with Malik Zaire at quarterback: The author argues that Zaire should be given an extended audition since there is a chance that Zaire could get a medical waiver and return to the Gators next season, despite the fact that Doug Nussmeier “didn’t seem to know how to use him” on Saturday. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

UF volleyball sweeps Tennessee: Three-time All American Rhamat Alhassan broke Florida’s 14 year program record for total career blocks yesterday. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

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