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Chomping at Bits: Florida men’s basketball up to No. 17 in AP poll; Chris Chiozza named SEC Player of the Week

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The Gators were rewarded for their impressive wins last week.

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Florida moves up seven spots to No. 17 in latest AP poll: The Gators extended their win streak to four last week with back-to-back home victories over Missouri and Kentucky. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Nick Cole, SEC Country)

Chris Chiozza named SEC Player of the Week: Chiozza was honored for his performances last week against Missouri and Kentucky. Against the Tigers, Chiozza became the third Gator in program history to record a triple-double. In Florida’s win over Kentucky, Cheese had nine rebounds, nine assists, and two steals. This is Chiozza’s first SEC recognition of his career. He’s Florida’s second player to earn SEC Player of the Week this season - KeVaughn Allen received the honor on January 9. (Kelsey Bibik, Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Gators face another test on short turnaround: Florida travels to Athens to face the Bulldogs for the second time this season, tonight at 7:00 p.m on ESPN2. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports; Ray Boone, Independent Florida Alligator)

SEC Network features Florida on episode of SEC Inside: The 30-minute special followed the Gators as they prepped for their game with Missouri. It debuted last night but will re-air several times this week (check the SEC Network’s schedule for listings) and is also available via WatchESPN. (Denver Parler, Florida Gators)

Florida’s win over Kentucky could help recruiting: A number of recruits were in attendance Saturday for the Gators’ big win over the Wildcats. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Gators have great weekend: Florida teams defeated four opponents ranked in the top-ten in three different sports over two days. (Florida Gators)

Florida women’s basketball falls to Ole Miss: The Rebels came away with an 84-75 victory in the O’Dome. The Gators’ last six games have been decided by single digits. (Florida Gators)

Gator baseball counting on freshmen: Florida lost an all-star lineup of juniors to the MLB draft, but is expected to get a boost from the No. 2 rated incoming freshman class. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

A stat from this past season that you may have heard mentioned before:

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