2012–13 Florida Gators men's basketball team

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2012–13 Florida Gators men's basketball
SEC regular season champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #14
2012–13 record 29–8 (14–4 SEC)
Head coach Billy Donovan (17th year)
Assistant coach Rashon Burno
Matt McCall
John Pelphrey
Home arena O'Connell Center
Seasons
« 2011–12 2013–14 »
2012–13 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Florida 14 4   .778     29 8   .784
Ole Miss 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
Alabama 12 6   .667     23 13   .639
Kentucky 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Missouri 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Tennessee 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
Arkansas 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
LSU 9 9   .500     19 12   .613
Georgia 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Vanderbilt 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Texas A&M 7 11   .389     18 15   .545
South Carolina 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Mississippi State 4 14   .222     10 22   .313
Auburn 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
2013 SEC Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Florida Gators men's basketball team represented the University of Florida in the sport of basketball during the 2012–13 college basketball season. The Gators competed in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and 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 SEC regular season with a 14–4 conference record, earning their sixth SEC regular season championship. As a No. 3 seed in the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, the Gators advanced to the Elite Eight for the third consecutive year where they were defeated by Michigan.

Previous season[edit]

The Gators finished the 2011–12 season with a record of 26–11 overall, a 10–6 record in SEC play and lost in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament to Louisville.[1] Freshman shooting guard Bradley Beal, who finished second on the team in scoring average, decided to forgo his sophomore season and enter the 2012 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Washington Wizards with the third overall pick.[2]

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Florida Gators men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Kurtz, JacobJacob Kurtz (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So Oviedo, Florida
G 1 Boynton, KennyKenny Boynton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Pompano Beach, Florida
G 42 Donovan Jr., BillyBilly Donovan Jr. Current redshirt 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Jr Gainesville, Florida
F/C 2 Harris, DamontreDamontre Harris Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Jr Fayetteville, North Carolina
G 3 Rosario, MikeMike Rosario 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 183 lb (83 kg) RS Sr Jersey City, New Jersey
C 4 Young, PatricPatric Young 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 249 lb (113 kg) Jr Jacksonville, Florida
G 5 Wilbekin, ScottieScottie Wilbekin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 176 lb (80 kg) Jr Gainesville, Florida
F 10 Finney-Smith, DorianDorian Finney-Smith Current redshirt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Portsmouth, Virginia
G 11 Ogbueze, BraxtonBraxton Ogbueze 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Fr Charlotte, North Carolina
G 12 Graham, DillonDillon Graham 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Fr Orlando, Florida
F 15 Yeguete, WillWill Yeguete 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Bordeaux, France
G 20 Frazier II, MichaelMichael Frazier II 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Tampa, Florida
G/F 24 Prather, CaseyCasey Prather 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Jr Jackson, Tennessee
G/F 25 Walker, DeVonDeVon Walker 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Fr Winter Haven, Florida
F/C 33 Murphy, ErikErik Murphy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Sr South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Rashon Burno (1st year)
  • Matt McCall (2nd year)
  • John Pelphrey (2nd year)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: April 1, 2013

Coaches[edit]

Name Position College Graduating year
Billy Donovan Head Coach Providence College 1987
Matt McCall Associate Head Coach University of Florida 2005
John Pelphrey Assistant Coach University of Kentucky 1992
Rashon Burno[a] Assistant Coach DePaul University 2002
Darren Hertz Assistant to the Head Coach University of Florida 1997
Oliver Winterbone Video Coordinator Rutgers University 2005
Preston Greene Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Clemson University 1999
Dave Werner Athletic Trainer Eastern Kentucky University 1991
Tom Williams Academic Counselor University of Florida 1978

NOTES:

^[a] Rashon Burno was hired as an assistant coach on April 12, 2012. The position became available after Norm Roberts resigned to become an assistant coach at Kansas.[3]

Team statistics[edit]

As of March 31, 2013.
     Indicates team leader in specific category.
Retrieved from Gatorzone.com

Name PTS PPG FG % 3P % FT % AST REB BLK STL
Kenny Boynton 444 12.0 .394 .321 .822 102 110 3 31
Michael Frazier II 202 5.6 .446 .468 .839 34 113 1 20
Dillon Graham 11 0.5 .263 .100 .000 5 4 1 1
Jacob Kurtz 12 0.6 .625 1.000 .500 2 11 0 2
Erik Murphy 440 12.2 .516 .453 .784 50 199 25 23
Braxton Ogbueze 19 0.8 .318 .200 .364 7 13 0 4
Casey Prather 181 6.2 .622 .286 .583 29 106 16 25
Mike Rosario 450 12.5 .448 .367 .831 72 92 1 34
DeVon Walker 20 0.8 .182 .143 .786 2 17 4 2
Scottie Wilbekin 319 9.1 .453 .359 .725 174 101 2 53
Will Yeguete 170 5.5 .531 .250 .570 31 181 9 36
Patric Young 374 10.1 .586 .000 .498 32 232 58 34
TEAM 2642 71.4 .478 .378 .677 540 1297 120 265

Schedule and results[edit]

The Gators opened the year against Georgetown outdoors aboard the USS Bataan in Jacksonville, though the game was canceled at halftime due to condensation on the floor.
Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
Nov. 1, 2012*
7:00 p.m., GatorVision
#10 Nebraska–Kearney W 101–71 
O'Connell Center (7,121)
Gainesville, FL
Non-conference regular season
Nov. 9, 2012*
9:00 p.m., NBCSN
#10 vs. Georgetown
Navy/Marine Corps Classic
 Cancelled[b]  0–0
USS Bataan[a] (3,472)
Jacksonville, FL
Nov. 11, 2012*
3:30 p.m., Sun/FSFL
#10 Alabama State
Global Sports Main Event
W 84–35  1–0
O'Connell Center (8,047)
Gainesville, FL
Nov. 14, 2012*
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
#10 #22 Wisconsin W 74–56  2–0
O'Connell Center (9,614)
Gainesville, FL
Nov. 18, 2012*
4:00 p.m., Sun/FS South
#10 vs. Middle Tennessee
Global Sports Main Event
W 66–45  3–0
Tampa Bay Times Forum (7,161)
Tampa, FL
Nov. 20, 2012*
7:00 p.m., Sun/FSFL
#7 Savannah State
Global Sports Main Event
W 58–40  4–0
O'Connell Center (7,323)
Gainesville, FL
Nov. 23, 2012*
4:00 p.m., Sun/FSFL
#7 UCF
Global Sports Main Event
W 79–66  5–0
O'Connell Center (10,195)
Gainesville, FL
Nov. 29, 2012*
9:00 p.m., ESPN2
#7 Marquette
SEC–Big East Challenge
W 82–49  6–0
O'Connell Center (10,245)
Gainesville, FL
Dec. 5, 2012*
7:00 p.m., ESPNU/ESPN2
#6 at Florida State W 72–47  7–0
Donald L. Tucker Center (10,593)
Tallahassee, FL
Dec. 15, 2012*
10:00 p.m., ESPN
#5 at #8 Arizona L 64–65  7–1
McKale Center (14,545)
Tucson, AZ
Dec. 19, 2012*
7:00 p.m., Sun/FSFL/ESPN3
#8 Southeastern Louisiana W 82–43  8–1
O'Connell Center (8,057)
Gainesville, FL
Dec. 22, 2012*
8:00 p.m., ESPN2
#8 vs. Kansas State
Hy-Vee Wildcat Classic
L 61–67  8–2
Sprint Center (16,303)
Kansas City, MO
Dec. 29, 2012*
4:30 p.m., FSN
#14 vs. Air Force
Orange Bowl Basketball Classic
W 78–61  9–2
BB&T Center (12,779)
Sunrise, FL
Jan. 6, 2013*
4:30 p.m., NBCSN
#13 at Yale W 79–58  10–2
John J. Lee Amphitheater (2,532)
New Haven, CT
SEC regular season
Jan. 9, 2013
7:00 p.m., CSS/ESPN3
#11 Georgia W 77–44  11–2
(1–0)
O'Connell Center (11,366)
Gainesville, FL
Jan. 12, 2013
4:00 p.m., ESPNU
#11 at LSU W 74–52  12–2
(2–0)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (9,964)
Baton Rouge, LA
Jan. 17, 2013
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
#10 at Texas A&M W 68–47  13–2
(3–0)
Reed Arena (11,046)
College Station, TX
Jan. 19, 2013
2:00 p.m., ESPN
#10 #17 Missouri W 83–52  14–2
(4–0)
O'Connell Center (12,597)
Gainesville, FL
Jan. 23, 2013
8:00 p.m., SECN/ESPN3
#8 at Georgia W 64–47  15–2
(5–0)
Stegeman Coliseum (6,793)
Athens, GA
Jan. 26, 2013
8:00 p.m., ESPN2
#8 at Mississippi State W 82–47  16–2
(6–0)
Humphrey Coliseum (7,696)
Starkville, MS
Jan. 30, 2013
8:00 p.m., SECN/ESPN3
#4 South Carolina W 75–36  17–2
(7–0)
O'Connell Center (10,533)
Gainesville, FL
Feb. 2, 2013
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
#4 #16 Ole Miss W 78–64  18–2
(8–0)
O'Connell Center (12,522)
Gainesville, FL
Feb. 5, 2013
7:00 p.m., ESPN
#2 at Arkansas L 69–80  18–3
(8–1)
Bud Walton Arena (13,816)
Fayetteville, AR
Feb. 9, 2013
5:00 p.m., FSN/ESPN3
#2 Mississippi State W 83–58  19–3
(9–1)
O'Connell Center (12,444)
Gainesville, FL
Feb. 12, 2013
7:00 p.m., ESPN
#7 #25 Kentucky W 69–52  20–3
(10–1)
O'Connell Center (12,480)
Gainesville, FL
Feb. 16, 2013
1:45 p.m., SECN/ESPN3
#7 at Auburn W 83–52  21–3
(11–1)
Auburn Arena (8,953)
Auburn, AL
Feb. 19, 2013
9:00 p.m., ESPN
#5 at Missouri L 60–63  21–4
(11–2)
Mizzou Arena (15,061)
Columbia, MO
Feb. 23, 2013
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
#5 Arkansas W 71–54  22–4
(12–2)
O'Connell Center (12,609)
Gainesville, FL
Feb. 26, 2013
9:00 p.m., ESPN
#8 at Tennessee L 58–64  22–5
(12–3)
Thompson–Boling Arena (19,567)
Knoxville, TN
Mar. 2, 2013
12:00 p.m., ESPN
#8 Alabama W 64–52  23–5
(13–3)
O'Connell Center (11,624)
Gainesville, FL
Mar. 6, 2013
8:00 p.m., SECN/ESPN3
#11 Vanderbilt W 66–40  24–5
(14–3)
O'Connell Center (10,504)
Gainesville, FL
Mar. 9, 2013
12:00 p.m., CBS
#11 at Kentucky L 57–61  24–6
(14–4)
Rupp Arena (24,294)
Lexington, KY
SEC Tournament
Mar. 15, 2013
1:00 p.m., ESPNU
(1) #13 vs. (9) LSU
Quarterfinals
W 80–58  25–6
Bridgestone Arena (15,649)
Nashville, TN
Mar. 16, 2013
1:00 p.m., ABC/ESPN3
(1) #13 vs. (4) Alabama
Semifinals
W 61–51  26–6
Bridgestone Arena (14,574)
Nashville, TN
Mar. 17, 2013
1:00 p.m., ABC
(1) #13 vs. (3) Ole Miss
Championship game
L 63–66  26–7
Bridgestone Arena (12,138)
Nashville, TN
NCAA Tournament
Mar. 22, 2013
7:27 p.m., TruTV
(3) #14 vs. (14) Northwestern State
Second round
W 79–47  27–7
Frank Erwin Center (13,825)
Austin, TX
Mar. 24, 2013
6:10 p.m., TNT
(3) #14 vs. (11) Minnesota
Third round
W 78–64  28–7
Frank Erwin Center (14,520)
Austin, TX
Mar. 29, 2013
10:38 p.m., TBS
(3) #14 vs. (15) Florida Gulf Coast
Sweet Sixteen
W 62–50  29–7
Cowboys Stadium (40,639)
Arlington, TX
Mar. 31, 2013
2:20 p.m., CBS
(3) #14 vs. (4) #10 Michigan
Elite Eight
L 59–79  29–8
Cowboys Stadium (36,585)
Arlington, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

NOTES:

^[a] Game played aboard the USS Bataan at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida.[4]
^[b] The game was suspended due to condensation on the court at halftime with the Gators leading 27–23.[5] It was not made up.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1
Nov. 12
Wk 2
Nov. 19
Wk 3
Nov. 26
Wk 4
Dec. 3
Wk 5
Dec. 10
Wk 6
Dec. 17
Wk 7
Dec. 24
Wk 8
Dec. 31
Wk 9
Jan. 7
Wk 10
Jan. 14
Wk 11
Jan. 21
Wk 12
Jan. 28
Wk 13
Feb. 4
Wk 14
Feb. 11
Wk 15
Feb. 18
Wk 16
Feb. 25
Wk 17
Mar. 4
Wk 18
Mar. 11
Wk 19
Mar. 18
Final
Apr. 9
AP 10 10 7 7 6 5 8 14 13 11 10 8 4 2 7 5 8 11 13 14
Coaches 10 10 8 7 5 5 9 11 9 9 9 7 4 2 6 4 6 9 11 12 9

Awards and honors[edit]

Michael Frazier II
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (11/26/12–12/3/12). Frazier scored 17 points while shooting 5-for-8 from three point range in a win over Marquette.[6]
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (2/11/13–2/18/13). Frazier scored 18 points while shooting 6-for-7 from three point range in a road victory over Auburn.[7]
Scottie Wilbekin
  • SEC Player of the Week (1/21/13–1/28/13). Wilbekin averaged 15 points and 6 assists in two wins over Georgia and Mississippi State.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011–12 Florida Gators men's basketball team,
  2. ^ "Wizards draft Brad Beal 3rd overall". Gator Country. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Harry, Chris. "Gators Add Rashon Burno to Men's Hoops Coaching Staff". GatorZone.com. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "USS Bataan to Stage Florida-Georgetown Showdown in Navy-Marine Corps Classic". GatorZone.com. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Harry, Chris. "Magical Night in Mayport Cut Short; Condensation on the Court Ends Gators Opener vs. Georgetown". GatorZone.com. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Frazier II Named SEC Freshman of the Week". GatorZone.com. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Frazier II Garners Second SEC Freshman of the Week Honor of the Season". GatorZone.com. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Wilbekin Named SEC Player of the Week". GatorZone.com. Retrieved 28 January 2013.