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Hard to get a handle on these Gators

GAINESVILLE -- The Gators are 17-3 this week with a home game against Georgia (Wednesday) and an away game against Tennessee (Saturday.) It's difficult to get a read on these Gators right now. After a terrible showing in the final minutes against South Carolina, UF bounced back against Vanderbilt on Sunday and beat the Commordores 94-69.

A few days after Chandler Parsons was answering questions about the identity (or lack thereof) of the Gators' basketball team, the sophomore forward scored 27 points, including 7-of-8 from behind the three-point line. Off the bench, freshman point guard Erving Walker scored 17 points.

Are these Gators a lock for the NCAA Tournament? Not yet. Last season, the Gators' men's basketball team entered their first meeting against Vanderbilt with a 4-1 record in the SEC and beat the Commodores by 22 points in Gainesville. The Gators then lost seven of its final 10 conference games and were relegated to the NIT.

This season, on Sunday, the Gators entered their first meeting against Vanderbilt with a 3-1 record in the SEC and beat the Commodores by 25 points. Where do the Gators go from here? 



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Correction, last year they beat Vanderbilt in Gainesville by 22 I believe.

100% right, maniac

Jo - Any news from the recruiting trail?

Pretty sure 22 is what I wrote.

As for recruiting, not looking good for Marsalis Teague, the cornerback from Tennessee. It's now a three-way battle between UF, Tennessee and Alabama.

Prep quarterback Jordan Reed had a solid visit this weekend. He broke down film with UF quarterback coach Scot Loeffler.

Receiver Marlon Brown of Memphis Harding Academy apparently had a VERY good time on his official visit this weekend.

Contrary to published reports, Denard Robinson of Deerfield Beach is still considering the Gators, according to his mother.


And it's going to be harder to get a handle on the U in the next couple of years!

They weren't disputing the 22 points. Its the location you messed up. We beat the commodores in Gainesville by 22. I actually believe we lost at Vanderbilt by bricking a bunch of 3's.

100%, AM.

But why bother with details...

OK, made the change. I was at that game, by the way. Not much has changed with this team since then. The Gators still live and die by the 3-ball.


Hopefully Kadji can keep developing. He has looked promising with his few post up opportunities. With him Macklin, and the incoming bigs hopefully next year we can be more diverse on O.

Agreed w/ jo and AM, got a long way to go.

Bryan Pata for MVP

Posted by: GumbyGator | January 24, 2009 at 05:30 PM

Another example of the bitchazzness that gaytor fans have inside of them. Ay gumby gator keep throwing dirt on the dead!!

If Edwin Pata saw you in real life you would be a DEAD MAN!!!!!

So that comment by Gumby was so wrong, but it is perfectly fine for Canes fans to come on here and slander our student-athletes (the ones that have done nothing wrong) and coaches thugs and liars? Sounds like a double-standard to me.

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