2010–11 Florida Gators men's basketball team

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2010–11 Florida Gators men's basketball
SEC regular season
and Eastern Division champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division East
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 15
2010–11 record 29–8 (13–3 SEC)
Head coach Billy Donovan
Assistant coach Larry Shyatt
Richard Pitino
Rob Lanier
Home arena O'Connell Center
Seasons
« 2009–10 2011–12 »
2010–11 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
#15 Florida 13 3   .813     29 8   .784
#11 Kentucky 10 6   .625     29 9   .763
#25 Vanderbilt 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
Georgia 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
Tennessee 8 8   .500     19 15   .559
South Carolina 5 11   .313     14 16   .467
West
Alabama 12 4   .750     25 12   .676
Mississippi State 9 7   .563     17 14   .548
Ole Miss 7 9   .438     20 14   .588
Arkansas 7 9   .438     18 13   .581
Auburn 4 12   .250     11 20   .355
LSU 3 13   .188     11 21   .344
SEC Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Florida Gators men's basketball team represented the University of Florida in the sport of basketball during the 2010–11 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 were the SEC regular season champions with a 13–3 conference record, but lost to Kentucky in the championship game of the 2011 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament. Small forward Chandler Parsons earned SEC Player of the Year honors, and head coach Billy Donovan won the SEC Coach of the Year award. They received an at-large bid in the 2011 NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in southeast region where they advanced to the Elite Eight before losing to Butler in overtime.

Previous season[edit]

The Gators finished the season 21–13, 9–7 in SEC play and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to BYU.

Class of 2010[edit]

[1][2][3]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Cody Larson
PF
Sioux Falls, South Dakota Roosevelt HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Apr 25, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
Casey Prather
SF
Jackson, Tennessee North Side HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sep 30, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Scottie Wilbekin
PG
Gainesville, Florida The Rock School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Apr 25, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Will Yeguete
PF
Bordeaux, France Florida Air Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 19, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 84
Patric Young
PF
Jacksonville, Florida Providence HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nov 15, 2008 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
Overall Recruiting Rankings:     Scout14     Rivals19 [4]     ESPN9 

Roster[edit]

Name Number Position Height Weight Class Hometown
Adam Allen 14 F 6–8 225 Redshirt Junior Milton, Florida
Kenny Boynton 1 G 6–2 183 Sophomore Pompano Beach, Florida
Cody Larson 34 F 6–9 225 Freshman Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Vernon Macklin 32 F 6–10 230 Redshirt Senior Portsmouth, Virginia
Kyle McClanahan 20 G 6–1 185 Junior Maitland, Florida
Erik Murphy 33 F 6–9 217 Sophomore South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Chandler Parsons 25 F 6–9 213 Senior Winter Park, Florida
Casey Prather 24 G/F 6–6 195 Freshman Jackson, Tennessee
Mike Rosario 3 G 6–3 180 Redshirt Junior Jersey City, New Jersey
Alex Tyus 23 F 6–8 220 Senior St. Louis, Missouri
Erving Walker 11 G 5–8 161 Junior Brooklyn, New York
Scottie Wilbekin 5 G 6–2 175 Freshman Gainesville, Florida
Will Yeguete 15 F 6–7 210 Freshman Bordeaux, France
Patric Young 4 F/C 6–9 245 Freshman Jacksonville, Florida

Coaches[edit]

Name Position 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

Team statistics[edit]

As of March 16, 2011.
     Indicates team leader in specific category.

Name PTS PPG FG % FT % AST REB BLK STL
Adam Allen 0 0 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
Kenny Boynton 466 14.1 .377 .817 84 50 8 26
Cody Larson Redshirt
Vernon Macklin 374 11.3 .574 .449 26 183 24 10
Kyle McClanahan 4 0.6 .333 .500 2 3 1 3
Erik Murphy 125 4.3 .511 .750 8 70 15 5
Chandler Parsons 369 11.5 .496 .559 112 251 12 30
Casey Prather 38 1.2 .459 .000 12 35 2 7
Mike Rosario Ineligible for 2010–11 (Transfer)
Alex Tyus 277 8.7 .483 .635 27 176 24 13
Erving Walker 476 14.4 .411 .784 108 98 0 37
Scottie Wilbekin 88 2.7 .388 .565 56 50 1 33
Will Yeguete 36 1.3 .375 .444 7 76 2 11
Patric Young 108 3.3 .566 .710 11 123 28 19

Schedule and results[edit]

Retrieved from Gatorzone.com

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Exhibition
October 28, 2010*
7:00 p.m.
No. 9 Florida Tech W 92–58 
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
November 3, 2010*
7:00 p.m.
No. 9 Georgetown (KY) W 88–62 
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
Regular season (Non-conference play)
November 12, 2010*
7:00 p.m., Sun Sports
No. 9 UNC Wilmington
Global Sports Invitational
W 77–60  1–0
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
November 16, 2010*
6:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 9 No. 4 Ohio State
Global Sports Invitational
L 75–93  1–1
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
November 18, 2010*
7:00 p.m., Sun/FSFL
No. 9 North Carolina A&T
Global Sports Invitational
W 105–55  2–1
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
November 21, 2010*
3:30 p.m., Sun Sports
No. 9 Morehead State
Global Sports Invitational
W 61–55  3–1
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
November 23, 2010*
7:00 p.m., Sun Sports
No. 16 Florida Atlantic W 79–66  4–1
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
November 28, 2010*
7:30 p.m., FSN/Sun
No. 16 at Florida State W 55–51  5–1
Donald L. Tucker Center 
Tallahassee, Florida
December 1, 2010*
7:00 p.m., FSN/FSFL
No. 18 vs. UCF
Florida Citrus Sports Shootout
L 54–57  5–2
Amway Center 
Orlando, Florida
December 5, 2010*
2:30 p.m., Sun/MASN
No. 18 vs. American
BB&T Classic
W 67–48  6–2
Verizon Center 
Washington, D.C.
December 9, 2010*
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
Kent State W 65–52  7–2
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
December 18, 2010*
3:30 p.m., FSFL
vs. No. 6 Kansas State
Orange Bowl Classic
W 57–44  8–2
BankAtlantic Center 
Sunrise, Florida
December 20, 2010*
1:00 p.m., Sun Sports
No. 20 Jacksonville L 68–71 OT 8–3
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
December 22, 2010*
7:00 p.m., CSS
No. 20 Radford W 66–55  9–3
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
December 28, 2010*
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 20 Fairfield  Cancelled[a] 
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
December 31, 2010*
4:00 p.m., ESPN2
at Xavier W 71–67  10–3
Cintas Center 
Cincinnati
January 3, 2011*
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
Rhode Island W 84–59  11–3
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
Regular season (SEC conference play)
January 8, 2011
8:00 p.m., CSS
Ole Miss W 77–71  12–3 (1–0)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
January 11, 2011
9:00 p.m., ESPN
at Tennessee W 81–75 OT 13–3 (2–0)
Thompson–Boling Arena 
Knoxville, Tennessee
January 15, 2011
1:30 p.m., SECN
South Carolina L 69–72  13–4 (2–1)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
January 20, 2011
7:00 p.m., ESPN
at Auburn W 45–40  14–4 (3–1)
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, Alabama
January 22, 2011
8:00 p.m., FSN
Arkansas W 75–43  15–4 (4–1)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
January 25, 2011
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 24 at Georgia W 104–91 2OT 16–4 (5–1)
Stegeman Coliseum 
Athens, Georgia
January 29, 2011
1:00 p.m., CBS
No. 24 at Mississippi State L 64–71  16–5 (5–2)
Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, Mississippi
February 1, 2011
9:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 23 Vanderbilt W 65–61 OT 17–5 (6–2)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
February 5, 2011
9:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 10 Kentucky W 70–68  18–5 (7–2)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
February 9, 2011
8:00 p.m., SECN
No. 17 at South Carolina W 79–60  19–5 (8–2)
Colonial Life Arena 
Columbia, South Carolina
February 12, 2011
6:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 17 Tennessee W 61–60  20–5 (9–2)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
February 20, 2011
1:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 14 at LSU W 68–61  21–5 (10–2)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
February 24, 2011
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 13 Georgia W 71–62  22–5 (11–2)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
February 26, 2011
4:00 p.m., CBS
No. 13 at No. 22 Kentucky L 68–76  22–6 (11–3)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, Kentucky
March 1, 2011
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 14 Alabama W 78–51  23–6 (12–3)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, Florida
March 5, 2011
6:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 14 at No. 21 Vanderbilt W 86–76  24–6 (13–3)
Memorial Gymnasium 
Nashville, Tennessee
SEC Tournament
March 11, 2011
7:30 p.m., SECN
(1) No. 12 vs. (5) Tennessee
Quarterfinals
W 85–74  25–6
Georgia Dome 
Atlanta
March 12, 2011
3:30 p.m., ABC
(1) No. 12 vs. (3) No. 24 Vanderbilt
Semifinals
W 77–66  26–6
Georgia Dome 
Atlanta
March 13, 2011
1:00 p.m., ABC
(1) No. 12 vs. (2) No. 15 Kentucky
Championship Game
L 54–70  26–7
Georgia Dome 
Atlanta
NCAA Tournament
March 17, 2011*
6:50 p.m., TBS
(2) No. 15 vs. (15) UC-Santa Barbara
Second round
W 79–51  27–7
St. Pete Times Forum 
Tampa, Florida
March 19, 2011*
2:45 p.m., CBS
(2) No. 15 vs. (7) UCLA
Third round
W 73–65  28–7
St. Pete Times Forum 
Tampa, Florida
March 24, 2011*
7:27 p.m., TBS
(2) No. 15 vs. (3) No. 10 BYU
Sweet Sixteen
W 83–74 OT 29–7
New Orleans Arena 
New Orleans
March 26, 2011*
4:20 p.m., CBS
(2) No. 15 vs. (8) Butler
Elite Eight
L 71–74 OT 29–8
New Orleans Arena 
New Orleans
*Non-Conference Game. Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time. ( ) Tournament seedings in parenthesis.
NOTES

^[a] The game on Dec. 28 against Fairfield University was canceled due to a heavy snowstorm that prevented Fairfield (Connecticut) from traveling to Gainesville.[5]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Poll Pre
Oct 28
Wk 1
Nov 15
Wk 2
Nov 22
Wk 3
Nov 29
Wk 4
Dec 6
Wk 5
Dec 13
Wk 6
Dec 20
Wk 7
Dec 27
Wk 8
Jan 3
Wk 9
Jan 10
Wk 10
Jan 17
Wk 11
Jan 24
Wk 12
Jan 31
Wk 13
Feb 7
Wk 14
Feb 14
Wk 15
Feb 21
Wk 16
Feb 28
Wk 17
Mar 7
Wk 18
Mar 14
Final
Mar 29
AP 9 9 16 18 NR NR 20 NR NR NR NR 24 NR 17 14 13 14 12 15 15
Coaches 11 10 14 16 24 24 19 NR NR NR NR 23 23 19 15 13 14 12 13 10

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]