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Mar 15, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Mike White talks with his players during practice prior to the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida’s Focus Completely on ETSU in Win or Go Home Scenario

On Wednesday afternoon, Mike White, Kasey Hill, Canyon Barry and Devin Robinson spoke to the media about their upcoming matchup with ETSU on Thursday in Orlando at 3:10 p.m. While many factors surround the game including Mike White’s first trip as a head coach to the tournament, the team’s home-court advantage, and other supplemental additives, the main focus of the press conference was about how important it was to validate Florida’s season with a win.

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Mike White’s Comments

  1. Previews ETSU’s roster and ability.
  2. Talks about Steve Forbes’ staff and roster and Thursday’s contest will be like an SEC game.
  3. Talks about his first time back at the NCAA Tournament in a long time.
  4. White discusses the team’s home-team advantage, but how they must not let it get to their heads.
  5. White summarizes his experience in the NCAA Tournament as a player and the famous loss to Valpo.

Canyon Barry’s Comments

  1. Canyon Barry discusses the home-court advantage.
  2. Summarizes what went wrong against Vanderbilt, and how they can’t discount the scouting report again in their next game vs. ETSU.
  3. Barry talks about how he needs to be more aggressive offensively in the team’s upcoming game.
  4. Discusses how happy he is to be in the NCAA Tournament and what it means to UF.
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Devin Robinson’s Comments

  1. Discussed what Jason Williams said to the team on Wednesday.
  2. Talked about the team’s meeting after the Vanderbilt loss to try and regroup as a unit.
  3. Explained why the team needs to come out aggressively on defense against the Bucs.
  4. Once again talked about regrouping as a squad.

Kasey Hill’s Comments

  1. Hill discussed his first NCAA Tournament as a freshman.
  2. Hill talked about what he learned from Scottie Wilbekin when he backed him up as a point guard in the NCAA Tournament.

Thursday afternoon’s game tips off at 3:10 p.m. on TruTV following the conclusion of the Virginia-UNC-Wilmington game at 12:40 p.m. Ian Eagle, Steve Lavin and Evan Washburn are on the call.

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