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2017 Schedule
1st in Southern

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

AJ Merriweather of East Tennessee State got the crowd on its feet before and after his dunk in the College Slam.

Sam Strong ESPN Staff Writer 

Fresh off a 50 in round 1, ETSU's AJ Merriweather followed it up with this.

Sam Strong ESPN Staff Writer 

Double clutch for ETSU's AJ Merriweather.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Keatts, Steve Forbes and Joe Dooley are all hot mid-major names for the coaching carousel. All three came to Orlando looking to get a win and boost their profile. But there will be no Andy Enfield-esque run from any of the three. Would guess at least one of them makes a move this spring, though.

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Florida needs to bring power offense vs. Virginia (1:46)
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No shockers for Greenberg, Williams on day 1 (1:20)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida looked great in the second half and pulls away from East Tennessee State for a 80-65 win. ETSU made it a game late in the first half and early in the second, but Florida just had too much size and speed. Gators took advantage of ETSU turnovers, and there was no answer for Devin Robinson.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

One coach that scouted Florida said the Gators' backcourt was "the fastest I've ever seen on film. They have John Wall speed." Chris Chiozza just outran East Tennessee State's entire team for a layup. Gators starting to pull away in the second half.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

East Tennessee State's T.J. Cromer is a competitor. Totally fearless, makes shots, drives into traffic. Very confident offensively.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Florida was 1-of-10 from beyond the 3-point line in the first half. The Gators have shot 39.2 percent on 3-pointers in their wins compared with 26.1 percent in losses.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Florida took an 8-point lead early and looked like it was going to run away with the game, but East Tennessee State trails by just 1 at the break. The Gators were ice cold from beyond the arc in the first half, going 1-for-10. Florida was 2-3 this season when making fewer than five 3-pointers in a game.

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.540th
Rebounds Per Game36.3143rd
Assists Per Game14.791st
Points Allowed69.7Tied-107th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record2-10
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances9