The basketball staff of the Florida Gators men reflects Florida's University in the game of basketball. The Gators compete in NCAA Division I am Southeastern Conference (SEC). Home games are played at the Exactech Arena in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus.
The University of Florida basketball team took the court in 1915, but success was rare for many years. The program did not possess a decent gymnasium before the Florida Gymnasium in 1950, didn't seek the services of a full-time basketball coach until Norm Sloan in 1960, also did not play in a contemporary arena until the O'Connell Center opened in 1980. Florida made its first postseason tournament appearance from the 1969 National Invitation Tournament and appeared in the NCAA tournament in 1987, but consistent success was elusive, and the Gators frequently found themselves at the bottom half of the conference standings.
Florida's basketball program found consistent victory . Recently as Florida's coach, Donovan led the schedule to seven of its eight Southeastern Conference (SEC) regular season championships, each of four SEC tournament championships, fourteen of twenty-two NCAA Tournament appearances, four from five Final Four appearances, along with back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007. Florida's head coach since 2015 was Mike White, who's led the Gators to three NCAA Tournament bids in his four seasons in the school.
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