No. 1 Florida 'chasing greatness' in stretch run

No. 1 Florida 'chasing greatness' in stretch run

By Mark Long, Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2014 at 1:40 p.m.


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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Florida has a motto for the stretch run: "chasing greatness."

Coach Billy Donovan dropped the phrase on his players in recent weeks, hoping to grab their attention and keep them focused on all they can achieve this season.

The Gators already clinched their third Southeastern Conference regular-season championship in the last four years. They also have set school records for regular-season wins (27), consecutive wins (21) and consecutive wins at home (31).

Nonetheless, there's plenty left to accomplish this season.

Florida (27-2, 16-0) can become the first team in SEC history to go 18-0 in league play, needing to win at South Carolina on Tuesday night and beat Kentucky in the team's home finale Saturday.

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