Florida embraces lofty expectations after Elite Eight run

FILE – This March 10, 2017 file photo shows Florida guard Chris Chiozza playing against Vanderbilt during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Florida believes it has a chance to be special this season. Coming off an NCAA Tournament run that ended one win shy of the Final Four, the Gators are embracing lofty expectations in coach Mike White’s third season. Guards Chris Chiozza and KeVaughn Allen are back. Transfers Jalen Hudson and Egor Koulechov are solid additions. And Florida feels it has enough talent and depth to return to the NCAA Tournament regular and contend for the Southeastern Conference championship. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, file)


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