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Favorite Gator hoops game of all time

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by fda92045, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. fda92045

    fda92045 GC Legend

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    With the negativity surrounding the program right now, I think we could all use a breather and look back on some of our favorite moments/games of all time. I know everyone will throw out the National Title games from 06 and 07...but let's eliminate those from contention for the purposes of this thread.

    For me, it was the 2011 UF UCLA 2nd round game in Tampa. The 2011 team is probably my third favorite behind the 04's and the 2000 team.

     
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  2. akaGatorhoops

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    2005 SECt finals win over UK.
    Gators finally broke thru and won it’s first tourney title.
    The Cats fans relentlessly heckled Walsh. At the beginning of the game, Walsh missed a very deep three. The Cats fans seized on this, and would yell... “SHOOT!” ... whenever he touched the ball.
    Walsh obliged.... and wouldn’t miss. Soon, my friends and I began mocking the Cats fans with their own chant... yelling for Matt to shoot. We would go crazy when he did .... making 5 from the arc.
    The fans around us were so annoyed as we continued celebrating every single one of his 26 points.
     
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  3. akaGatorhoops

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    Bouncing Fgcu out of the tourney in 2013 was also very satisfying.
     
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  4. channingcrowderhungry

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    Peeps buzzer beater against UGA in 2003. I was in the Reptiles and LITERALLY thought the bleachers were going to collapse. I think I ended up 3 seats over and two rows back.
     
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  5. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops VIP Member GC Columnist

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    I think he had a crazy shoot out with Jarvis Hayes during that game, right?
     
  6. channingcrowderhungry

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    Yep. I'm fairly certain that was the same game.
     
  7. fda92045

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    I've been looking for a YouTube clip of this game for years. Could never find it. I remember watching it live.
     
  8. MadduxFanII

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    The season-ending victory over Kentucky in 2014 always stuck out to me - senior night for the Prather-Young-Wilbekin-Yeguette core, capping off a perfect SEC season. Even more than the national titles that game got me emotional - I cried at the end of the game watching the seniors say goodbye.

    The 2006 game against Kansas in Vegas stands out for the quality of play - probably one of the best UF games I've watched during my time as a fan, even though we lost. I'll admit I was terrified we'd play KU in the Final Four that season - they were one of the few teams in the country with the depth, length, size and athleticism to really give us fits.
     
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  9. fda92045

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    Three-Pointer At Buzzer Leads Gators Past Georgia - Florida Gators

    It had to be that one.

    "Then began the Jarvis Hayes show.

    Hayes scored nine straight points, hitting three straight treys to tie the game with 2:13 left.

    Roberson hit his sixth three-pointer of the night, giving Florida a three-point lead. Rashad Wright hit a pair free throws and Hayes hit his fifth three-pointer of the half to give Georgia a two point lead with less than a minute in the game."
     
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  10. dakotagator

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    Favorite Moment - Mike Miller buzzer beater vs Butler
    Favorite Game(s) - The Kentucky sweep in 13-14.
     
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  11. GatorTodd

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    1994 Sweet 16 game against UConn
     
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  12. OklahomaGator

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    First championship game against UCLA
     
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  13. channingcrowderhungry

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    I've also tried to find it before. Can't even find a highlight reel
     
  14. GatorTodd

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    "I know everyone will throw out the National Title games from 06 and 07...but let's eliminate those from contention for the purposes of this thread."
     
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    Our Sweet 16 win over Duke. They were so tired by the end of the game.
     
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  16. bullish

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    Georgetown-Florida I believe elite 8, 2006.
    Roy Green 6’9” forward all American and Hibbet a 7’2” center. We beat them on Corey Brewer’s last second shot while he was getting mugged under the basket. Turns out this was the game of the tournament for us. Back when the Big East was a beast. Nobody else even got close to us. A memory I will never forget!
     
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  17. sas1988

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    Mine was recent, the Gonzaga game with the ot's was the most entertained I've ever been for any regular season game. It was simply a thing to behold.
     
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  18. antny1

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    94 uconn was particularly satisfying given what the program had fallen to years prior and how daunting uconn looked.

    I also loved beating Duke and UNC on that great run in 00
     
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  19. twodaparty

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    David Lee’s senior night against Kentucky in 2005. The O’Dome literally shook and Matt Walsh jumped up on the table right in front of me. I was on the front page of the alligator!
     
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  20. OklahomaGator

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    DUH,.....

    I will go with the 2000 NCAA Butler game.
     
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