2004–05 Florida Gators men's basketball team

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2004–05 Florida Gators men's basketball
SEC Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division East
2004–05 record 24–8 (12–4 SEC)
Head coach Billy Donovan
Assistant coach Anthony Grant
Donnie Jones
Larry Shyatt
Home arena O'Connell Center
Seasons

The 2004–05 Florida Gators men's basketball team represented the University of Florida in the sport of basketball during the 2004–05 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 regular season with a 20–7 record and entered the SEC Tournament. They swept through the SEC Tournament, beating Kentucky in the final. They then entered NCAA Tournament. They beat Ohio University in the first round 67–62. The Gators then played Villanova University in the second round and lost 65–76.

Roster[edit]

Name Number Position Height Weight Class Hometown
Jack Berry 22 G 6-6 215 Freshman Windermere, Florida
Corey Brewer 2 G/F 6-8 185 Freshman Portland, Tennessee
Taurean Green 11 G 6-0 177 Freshman Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Al Horford 42 F/C 6-8 235 Freshman Grand Ledge, Michigan
Lee Humphrey 12 G 6-2 192 Sophomore Maryville, Tennessee
Cornelius Ingram 10 G 6-4 206 Freshman Hawthorne, Florida
David Lee 24 F 6-9 240 Senior St. Louis, Missouri
Adrian Moss 4 F 6-9 247 Junior Houston, Texas
Joakim Noah 13 F/C 6-11 227 Freshman New York City
Chris Richard 32 F 6-8 255 Sophomore Lakeland, Florida
Anthony Roberson 1 G 6-1 180 Junior Saginaw, Michigan
Garrett Tyler 23 G/F 6-7 200 Freshman Palm Harbor, Florida
Matt Walsh 44 F 6-6 205 Junior Holland, Pennsylvania

Coaches[edit]

Name Type College Graduating year
Billy Donovan Head Coach Providence 1987
Anthony Grant Associate Head Coach Dayton 1987
Donnie Jones Assistant Coach Pikeville College 1988
Larry Shyatt Assistant Coach College of Wooster 1973
Nate Dixon Assistant to the Head Coach UNC-Wilmington 1994
Darren Hertz Video Coordinator Florida 1997
Adam Beaupre Video Coordinator Florida 1999
Matt Herring Strength and Conditioning Coordinator University of Texas Southwestern 1994
Dave Werner Athletic Trainer Eastern Kentucky University 1991
Tom Williams Academic Counselor

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
November 19, 2004*
4:00 PM, FSN
at Jacksonville W 81–59  1–0
Veterans Memorial Arena 
Jacksonville, Florida
November 23, 2004*
7:00 PM, FSN
Florida Atlantic W 90–45  2–0
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
November 27, 2004*
7:00 PM, FSN
Providence W 84–66  3–0
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
November 30, 2004*
7:00 PM, FSN
Florida A&M W 88–51  4–0
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
December 4, 2004*
8:00 PM
Miami (FL) L 65–72  4–1
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
December 8, 2004*
8:00 PM, FSN
Stetson W 93–54  5–1
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
December 11, 2004*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Louisville L 70–74  5–2
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
December 19, 2004*
7:00 PM, FSN
Georgia Southern W 100–68  6–2
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
December 22, 2004*
9:00 PM, Sun
Eastern Kentucky W 98–49  7–2
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
December 29, 2004*
6:30 PM, Sun
Sam Houston State W 83–52  8–2
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
January 2, 2005*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at Florida State L 69–82  8–3
Donald L. Tucker Center 
Tallahassee, Florida
January 8, 2005
7:00 PM, FSN
Arkansas W 82–74  9–3 (1–0)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
January 12, 2005*
7:00 PM, CBS
at Auburn W 84–78  10–3 (2–0)
Beard–Eaves–Memorial Coliseum 
Auburn, AL
January 15, 2005*
3:00 PM, FSN
at Vanderbilt W 82–65  11–3 (3–0)
Memorial Gymnasium 
Nashville, Tennessee
January 9, 2010
12:00 PM, ESPN
Tennessee L 76–83  11–4 (3–1)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
January 25, 2005
9:00 PM, FSN
Georgia W 70–47  12–4 (4–1)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
January 29, 2005
8:00 PM, FSN
South Carolina W 80–72  13–4 (5–1)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
February 1, 2005
9:00 PM, ESPN
at Mississippi State L 57–71  13–5 (5–2)
Bud Walton Arena 
Fayetteville, Arkansas
February 5, 2005
6:00 PM, Sun
Alabama W 85–54  14–5 (6–2)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
February 8, 2005
7:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 7 Kentucky L 66–69  14–6 (6–3)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, Kentucky
February 12, 2005
1:00 PM, CBS
at Tennessee W 84–73  15–6 (7–3)
Thompson–Boling Arena 
Knoxville, Tennessee
February 16, 2005
7:00 PM, FSN
Ole Miss W 90–53  16–6 (8–3)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
February 19, 2005
1:30 PM, SECN
at LSU L 73–77  16–7 (8–4)
Maravich Assembly Center 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
February 23, 2005
8:00 PM, SECN
at Vanderbilt W 69–61  17–7 (9–4)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
February 27, 2005*
6:00 PM, CBS
at South Carolina W 66–65  18–7 (10-4)
Colonial Life Arena 
Columbia, South Carolina
March 2, 2005
7:00 PM, SECN
at Georgia W 50–38  19–7 (11–4)
Stegeman Coliseum 
Athens, Georgia
March 6, 2005
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 5 Kentucky W 53–52  20–7 (12–4)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
SEC Tournament
March 11, 2005
7:30 PM, SECN
No. (E2) vs. No. (W3) Mississippi State
Quarterfinals
W 80–64  21–7
Georgia Dome 
Atlanta
March 12, 2005
7:30 PM, ESPN
No. (E2) vs. No. (W1) Alabama
Semifinals
W 68–62  22–7
Georgia Dome 
Atlanta
March 12, 2005
7:30 PM, ESPN
No. (E2) vs. No. 5 (E1) Kentucky
SEC Championship Game
W 70–53  23–7
Georgia Dome 
Atlanta
NCAA Tournament
March 18, 2005
12:20 PM, CBS
No. (4) vs. No. (13) Ohio
First Round
W 67–62  24–7
Bridgestone Arena 
Nashville, Tennessee
March 20, 2005
4:30 PM, CBS
No. (4) vs. No. (5) Villanova
Second Round
L 65–76  24–8
Bridgestone Arena 
Nashville, Tennessee
Tournament seedings in parentheses.
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Regular season[edit]

Accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]