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Gators improving in close games

Gators improving in close games

While the Gators advanced to the Elite Eight last season for the third straight time, there was a black cloud around their record in close games. Florida ended last season 0-6 in games decided by single digits. This year, the Gators are 6-2 in games decided by less than 10 points. The execution has been much better for Florida this season late in close games.

When the Gators didn't earn one of their 29 wins last season by single digits, Billy Donovan didn't panic about it. He kept the same approach to scouting the situations that he did in years before. He didn't get too emotional about shots going in or not down the stretch, and he kept the same mindset for free throws. If they didn't fall late in the game, the Gators would continue to work on them...

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