Mike White reaches 100th win at Florida

Coaching against his Alma Mater, Mike White became the fifth Florida Gators head basketball coach to win 100 games.

White joins Sam McAllister (170), Lon Kruger (172) and Norm Sloan (180), Billy Donovan (467) in the century club and White reached the milestone quicker than every other coach that isn’t going to have the court named in their honor this February.

It took White just 158 games to reach 100 wins at Florida — Donovan needed just 154 games. White’s .633 winning percentage is also just shy of Donovan’s .649 on the way to 100 wins.

This was just the second opportunity for the White and the Gators’ to reach the milestone. Florida fell short three days prior in a road loss at Missouri. The opportunity to reach the milestone against his alma mater might have made the wait worth it.

The Gators’ improved to 11-5 (3-1 SEC) with the 71-55 win over the Rebels.

Win 101 will be hard to come by on Saturday when the Florida Gators host the No. 1 team in the country in Auburn.

Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC