2009–10 Florida Gators men's basketball team

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2009–10 Florida Gators men's basketball
Legends Classic Champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
Conference Southeastern Conference East Division
2009–10 record 21–13 (9–7 SEC)
Head coach Billy Donovan
Assistant coach Larry Shyatt
Richard Pitino
Rob Lanier
Home arena O'Connell Center
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
#2 Kentucky 14 2   .875     35 3   .921
#21 Vanderbilt 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
#15 Tennessee 11 5   .688     28 9   .757
Florida 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
South Carolina 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Georgia 5 11   .313     14 17   .452
West
Mississippi State 9 7   .563     24 12   .667
Mississippi 9 7   .563     24 11   .686
Arkansas 7 9   .438     14 18   .438
Alabama 6 10   .375     17 15   .531
Auburn 6 10   .375     15 17   .469
LSU 2 14   .125     11 20   .355
SEC Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Florida Gators men's basketball team represented the University of Florida in the sport of basketball during the 2009–10 college basketball season. The Gators competed in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by head coach Billy Donovan, and played their home games in the O'Connell Center on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus.

The Gators finished the season 21–13, 9–7 in SEC play. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2010 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament before losing to Mississippi State. They received an at–large bid to the NCAA Tournament, their first appearance since their 2006–07 National Championship season, where they earned a No. 10 seed in the West Region. They were defeated in the first round by No. 7 seed BYU in double overtime.

Class of 2009[edit]

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Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Kenny Boynton
SG
Plantation, Florida American Heritage School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oct 30, 2008 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 98
Erik Murphy
PF
Southborough, Massachusetts St. Mark's School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jan 16, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 94
Overall Recruiting Rankings:     Scout17     Rivals6 [4]     ESPN20 

Roster[edit]

Name Number Position Height Weight Class Hometown
Starters
Kenny Boynton 1 G 6–2 183 Freshman Pompano Beach, Florida
Vernon Macklin 32 F 6–10 230 Redshirt Junior Portsmouth, Virginia
Chandler Parsons 25 F 6–9 213 Junior Winter Park, Florida
Alex Tyus 23 F 6–8 220 Junior St. Louis, Missouri
Erving Walker 11 G 5–8 161 Sophomore Brooklyn, New York
Reserves
Adam Allen 14 F 6–8 225 Redshirt Sophomore Milton, Florida
Hudson Fricke 40 G 6–1 193 Junior Greenville, South Carolina
Kenny Kadji 30 F/C 6–10 235 Sophomore Douala, Cameroon
Kyle McClanahan 4 G 6–1 185 Sophomore Maitland, Florida
Erik Murphy 33 F 6–9 217 Freshman South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Ray Shipman 3 G/F 6–5 212 Sophomore Miramar, Florida
Rod Tishman 42 G 6–8 182 Freshman Tel Aviv, Israel
Dan Werner 21 F 6–7 230 Senior Middletown, New Jersey

Coaches[edit]

Name Type College Graduating year
Billy Donovan Head Coach Providence College 1987
Larry Shyatt Associate Head Coach College of Wooster 1973
Richard Pitino Assistant Coach Providence College 1995
Rob Lanier Assistant Coach St. Bonaventure University 1990
Darren Hertz Assistant to the Head Coach University of Florida 1997
Adam Beaupre Video Coordinator University of Florida 1999
Matt Herring Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Texas State University 1994
Dave Werner Athletic Trainer Eastern Kentucky University 1991
Tom Williams Academic Counselor University of Florida 1978

Schedule and results[edit]

Retrieved from Gatorzone.com

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
Exhibition
November 2, 2009* 7:00 p.m. Saint Leo O'Connell CenterGainesville, FL W 95–46 
November 9, 2009* 7:00 p.m. Webber International O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL W 104–53 
Non-conference season
November 15, 2009* 4:00 p.m. Stetson O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL FSN W 74–46  1–0
November 18, 2009* 7:00 p.m. Georgia Southern O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL
(Legends Classic)
FSN W 69–49  2–0
November 20, 2009* 7:00 p.m. Troy O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL
(Legends Classic)
FSN W 80–58  3–0
November 24, 2009* 7:00 p.m. Florida State O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL FSN W 68–52  4–0
November 27, 2009* 8:00 p.m. vs. #2 Michigan State Boardwalk HallAtlantic City, NJ
(Legends Classic)
Sun W 77–74  5–0
November 28, 2009* 8:00 p.m. vs. Rutgers Boardwalk Hall • Atlantic City, NJ
(Legends Classic)
FSN W 73–58  6–0
December 1, 2009* 7:00 p.m. Florida A&M #13 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL FSN W 80–59  7–0
December 4, 2009* 7:00 p.m. at Jacksonville #13 Veterans Memorial Arena • Jacksonville, FL FSN W 85–67  8–0
December 10, 2009* 9:00 p.m. vs. #7 Syracuse #10 St. Pete Times ForumTampa, FL
(SEC/Big East Invitational)
ESPN L 85–73  8–1
December 19, 2009* 6:30 p.m. vs. Richmond #13 BankAtlantic CenterSunrise, FL
(Orange Bowl Classic)
Sun L 56–53  8–2
December 22, 2009* 7:00 p.m. South Alabama #18 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL CSS L 67–66  8–3
December 28, 2009* 7:00 p.m. American O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL FSN W 76–60  9–3
December 30, 2009* 7:00 p.m. Presbyterian O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL CSS W 79–38  10–3
January 3, 2010* 3:00 p.m. at NC State RBC CenterRaleigh, NC FSN W 62–61 OT 11–3
SEC conference play
January 9, 2010 12:00 p.m. at Vanderbilt Memorial GymnasiumNashville, TN ESPN L 95–87  11–4 (0–1)
January 12, 2010 9:00 p.m. #2 Kentucky O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL ESPN L 89–77  11–5 (0–2)
January 16, 2010 8:00 p.m. LSU O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL FSN W 72–58  12–5 (1–2)
January 21, 2010 9:00 p.m. at Arkansas Bud Walton ArenaFayetteville, AR ESPN W 71–66  13–5 (2–2)
January 23, 2010 6:00 p.m. South Carolina O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL ESPN W 58–56  14–5 (3–2)
January 27, 2010 7:00 p.m. Georgia O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL CSS W 87–71  15–5 (4–2)
January 31, 2010 1:00 p.m. at #14 Tennessee Thompson-Boling ArenaKnoxville, TN CBS L 61–60  15–6 (4–3)
February 4, 2010 7:00 p.m. at Alabama Coleman ColiseumTuscaloosa, AL ESPNU W 66–65  16–6 (5–3)
February 6, 2010 1:30 p.m. Mississippi State O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL SECN W 69–62  17–6 (6–3)
February 10, 2010 8:00 p.m. at South Carolina Colonial Life ArenaColumbia, SC SECN L 77–71  17–7 (6–4)
February 13, 2010* 6:00 p.m. Xavier O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL ESPN L 76–64  17–8 (6-4)
February 18, 2010 7:00 p.m. Auburn O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL ESPN W 78–70  18–8 (7–4)
February 20, 2010 12:00 p.m. at Ole Miss Tad Smith ColiseumOxford, MS CBS W 64–61  19–8 (8–4)
February 23, 2010 9:00 p.m. #19 Tennessee O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL ESPN W 75–62  20–8 (9–4)
February 27, 2010 4:00 p.m. at Georgia Stegeman ColiseumAthens, GA SECN L 78–76  20–9 (9–5)
March 2, 2010 7:00 p.m. #13 Vanderbilt O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL ESPN L 64–60  20–10 (9–6)
March 7, 2010 12:00 p.m. at #3 Kentucky Rupp ArenaLexington, KY CBS L 74–66  20–11 (9–7)
SEC Tournament
March 11, 2010 7:30 p.m. vs. #(5) Auburn #(4) Bridgestone ArenaNashville, TN
(First Round)
SECN W 78–69  21–11
March 12, 2010 7:30 p.m. vs. #(1) Mississippi State #(4) Bridgestone Arena • Nashville, TN
(Quarterfinals)
SECN L 75–69  21–12
NCAA Tournament
March 18, 2010 12:20 p.m. vs. #17 (7) BYU #(10) Ford CenterOklahoma City, OK
(First Round)
CBS L 99–92 2OT 21–13
*Non-Conference Game. Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time. Tournament seedings in parenthesis.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP NR NR NR 13 10 13 18 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coaches NR NR NR 17 11 13 18 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

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