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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) The comparisons have started and surely will continue the further Florida advances in the postseason. They're inevitable, really, since the football-first school is a little short on basketball tradition.
Throw in everything the top-ranked Gators have accomplished this season, and it makes sense to measure them against coach Billy Donovan's best.
Florida has won a school-record 23 consecutive games, clinched the Southeastern Conference regular-season title for the third time in four years and became the first team from a major conference to go 18-0 in league play since Indiana in 1976. The team is a virtual lock to be a No. 1 seed, maybe even the overall top seed, in the upcoming NCAA tournament.