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Lack of focus almost hurts Florida

For all the things No. 2 Florida has done well lately, getting off to good starts hasn't been one of them. Wednesday was the fifth straight game the Gators have trailed or been tied at halftime, fighting back in the second half to win all five. But that won't be as easy to pull off in the postseason. Florida coach Billy Donovan hopes his team learned its lesson on Wednesday against Auburn.

Part of Wednesday was unavoidable and expected. Florida completed last week with wins at Kentucky and at Tennessee in the same season for just the third time in program history. The emotional wins propelled the Gators to No. 2 in both major college basketball polls. No matter how hard the senior-laden Florida team tried to ignore it, they realized early into Wednesday's 71-66 win over Auburn that...

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