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College roundup: Gators come up short at Michigan State

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Going into their game with No. 1 Michigan State on Saturday, the Florida Gators knew their effort and execution would need to be at midseason level to have a chance for the upset. Making a fair amount of shots would help, too. Florida put forth a strong effort and committed only eight turnovers against a good Spartan defense. Unfortunately, far too few shots fell for the Gators, allowing Michigan State to escape with a 58-52 victory in East Lansing, Mich.…

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College basketball begins Friday; Gators introduce new Coach Mike White

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The college basketball season tips off on Friday with several games around the country. Few should see competitive games, but fans of Florida schools are anxious to get their first look at their squads. Florida receives extra attention because new coach Mike White steps in to replace the most successful coach the Gators have ever had. Billy Donovan, who won 653 games and two national championships during his 19 seasons, is now coaching the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. White’s very…

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