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Florida’s Patric Young, right, and Albany’s John Puk battle for a rebound during the second round of the NCAA tournament at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on March 20, 2014. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

No. 1 Florida Needs Second-Half Surge To Finally Put Away No. 16 Albany

Billy Donovan’s bench came up big, bailing out top-seeded Florida in a tight game against what was supposed to be an overmatched opponent.

03/20/2014

Head coach Billy Donovan talks with Jacob Kurtz of the Florida Gators during a timeout on January 11, 2014. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Parity Dominating & More

There’s not one squad in college basketball that’s playing even remotely close to the way Kentucky was in 2012 or even the way Louisville was a year ago.

02/03/2014

Sherwood Brown #25 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles celebrates with teammates on the bench in the second half while taking on the San Diego State Aztecs during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Can Florida Gulf Coast Keep It Up? Super Cinderella Aims To Keep Magical Run Going

Florida Gulf Coast (26-10) plays the SEC regular-season champion Gators (28-7), the No. 3 seed in the South, on Friday night.

03/29/2013

Jerami Grant #3 of the Syracuse Orange goes to the basket against the Louisville Cardinals. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook

Syracuse can beat anyone without James Southerland. How do I know that? Because the Orange won at Louisville without Southerland on Saturday.

01/21/2013

Sean Miller (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball

Arizona will be the deepest team Sean Miller has had in his nine seasons as a head coach. The Wildcats have 10 legitimate candidates to start and won’t see much of a drop off when a reserve takes the floor.

09/27/2012

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas State - Syracuse

Rothstein Files: Thursday’s Sweet 16 Primer

Jon Rothstein breaks down Thursday’s Sweet 16 games and makes predictions for the four matchups.

WFAN–03/22/2012

Bob Cimmino (credit:mtvernoncsd.org)

Parise: A High School Coach’s Perspective

Vin Parise recently caught up with one of the top high school coaches in the nation, Bob Cimmino of Mt. Vernon, and picked his brain on his favorites when it comes to the world of college basketball coaching.

01/03/2012

Mike Rosario #3 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights handles the ball against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the first round game of the Big East Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Rothstein Files: Mike Rosario Has Second Chance With Florida After Leaving Rutgers

Former McDonald’s All-American Mike Rosario needed a change after two seasons at Rutgers, and Billy Donovan and Florida welcomed him.

10/06/2011

Florida Gators Celebrate

Walker Stands Tall, Gators Eliminate UCLA

Erving Walker, generously listed at 5 feet, 8 inches, scored 21 points and hit several clutch shots down the stretch as the Gators beat UCLA 73-65 in the NCAA tournament Saturday.

WFAN–03/19/2011

Kentucky Wins SEC Tournament

Kentucky Smashes Florida, Wins Second Straight SEC Tournament

Brandon Knight scored 17 points, Darius Miller hit two crucial 3-pointers and No. 15 Kentucky cruised to another SEC title, routing regular-season champion Florida 70-54 on Sunday.

WFAN–03/13/2011