2009–10 Florida Gators men's basketball team

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2009–10 Florida Gators men's basketball
Legends Classic Champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division 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
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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US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/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
Nimrod 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Exhibition
November 2, 2009*
7:00 p.m.
Saint Leo W 95–46 
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
November 9, 2009*
7:00 p.m.
Webber International W 104–53 
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
Non-conference season
November 15, 2009*
4:00 p.m., FSN
Stetson W 74–46  1–0
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
November 18, 2009*
7:00 p.m., FSN
Georgia Southern
Legends Classic
W 69–49  2–0
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
November 20, 2009*
7:00 p.m., FSN
Troy
Legends Classic
W 80–58  3–0
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
November 24, 2009*
7:00 p.m., FSN
Florida State W 68–52  4–0
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
November 27, 2009*
8:00 p.m., Sun
vs. No. 2 Michigan State
Legends Classic
W 77–74  5–0
Boardwalk Hall 
Atlantic City, NJ
November 28, 2009*
8:00 p.m., FSN
vs. Rutgers
Legends Classic
W 73–58  6–0
Boardwalk Hall 
Atlantic City, NJ
December 1, 2009*
7:00 p.m., FSN
No. 13 Florida A&M W 80–59  7–0
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
December 4, 2009*
7:00 p.m., FSN
No. 13 at Jacksonville W 85–67  8–0
Veterans Memorial Arena 
Jacksonville, FL
December 10, 2009*
9:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 10 vs. No. 7 Syracuse
SEC/Big East Invitational
L 85–73  8–1
St. Pete Times Forum 
Tampa, FL
December 19, 2009*
6:30 p.m., Sun
No. 13 vs. Richmond
Orange Bowl Classic
L 56–53  8–2
BankAtlantic Center 
Sunrise, FL
December 22, 2009*
7:00 p.m., CSS
No. 18 South Alabama L 67–66  8–3
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
December 28, 2009*
7:00 p.m., FSN
American W 76–60  9–3
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
December 30, 2009*
7:00 p.m., CSS
Presbyterian W 79–38  10–3
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
January 3, 2010*
3:00 p.m., FSN
at NC State W 62–61 OT 11–3
RBC Center 
Raleigh, NC
SEC conference play
January 9, 2010
12:00 p.m., ESPN
at Vanderbilt L 95–87  11–4 (0–1)
Memorial Gymnasium 
Nashville, TN
January 12, 2010
9:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 2 Kentucky L 89–77  11–5 (0–2)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
January 16, 2010
8:00 p.m., FSN
LSU W 72–58  12–5 (1–2)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
January 21, 2010
9:00 p.m., ESPN
at Arkansas W 71–66  13–5 (2–2)
Bud Walton Arena 
Fayetteville, AR
January 23, 2010
6:00 p.m., ESPN
South Carolina W 58–56  14–5 (3–2)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
January 27, 2010
7:00 p.m., CSS
Georgia W 87–71  15–5 (4–2)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
January 31, 2010
1:00 p.m., CBS
at No. 14 Tennessee L 61–60  15–6 (4–3)
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
February 4, 2010
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Alabama W 66–65  16–6 (5–3)
Coleman Coliseum 
Tuscaloosa, AL
February 6, 2010
1:30 p.m., SECN
Mississippi State W 69–62  17–6 (6–3)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
February 10, 2010
8:00 p.m., SECN
at South Carolina L 77–71  17–7 (6–4)
Colonial Life Arena 
Columbia, SC
February 13, 2010*
6:00 p.m., ESPN
Xavier L 76–64  17–8 (6-4)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
February 18, 2010
7:00 p.m., ESPN
Auburn W 78–70  18–8 (7–4)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
February 20, 2010
12:00 p.m., CBS
at Ole Miss W 64–61  19–8 (8–4)
Tad Smith Coliseum 
Oxford, MS
February 23, 2010
9:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 19 Tennessee W 75–62  20–8 (9–4)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
February 27, 2010
4:00 p.m., SECN
at Georgia L 78–76  20–9 (9–5)
Stegeman Coliseum 
Athens, GA
March 2, 2010
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 13 Vanderbilt L 64–60  20–10 (9–6)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
March 7, 2010
12:00 p.m., CBS
at No. 3 Kentucky L 74–66  20–11 (9–7)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
SEC Tournament
March 11, 2010
7:30 p.m., SECN
(4 E) vs. (5 W) Auburn
First Round
W 78–69  21–11
Bridgestone Arena 
Nashville, TN
March 12, 2010
7:30 p.m., SECN
(4 E) vs. (1 W) Mississippi State
Quarterfinals
L 75–69  21–12
Bridgestone Arena 
Nashville, TN
NCAA Tournament
March 18, 2010
12:20 p.m., CBS
(10) vs. (7) No. 17 BYU
First Round
L 99–92 2OT 21–13
Ford Center 
Oklahoma City, OK
*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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