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Tuesday February 5, 2013 Billy D impersonations, David Lee's award, Figueroa's invite, plus other tidbits

Updated: 12:23pm, February 5

VIDEO: Who does the best Coach Donovan impersonation?

The No. 2-ranked Gators play at Arkansas tonight in search of their 11th consecutive win. senior writer Chris Harry will be courtside at Bud Walton Arena. You can follow him on Twitter @GatorZoneChris for real-time updates during the game and then read his story afterward on

For now let’s take a look at some fresh links from around the Internet covering the Gators men’s basketball team and other items of interest to Gators fans.

--Gators basketball coach Billy Donovan is trying to make sure his team, which moved up to No. 2 Monday in the national polls, avoids complacency atop the SEC writes Davie Jones of USA Today Sports.

--For a look around the SEC, click here to read a notebook by Hugh Kellenberger of the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.

--Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville writes that “Florida won’t be the only team on the court Tuesday night trying to extend some dominance in Southeastern Conference play.”

--VIDEO: For the mood in Arkansas about facing a red-hot Gators team, click here to watch Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson discuss his view of the Gators.

--National Signing Day is Wednesday and offers its final pre-signing day class rankings.

--ESPNU to broadcast National Signing Day from 13 schools, including Florida writes Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post.

--Saw a couple of tweets this morning that former Gators running back Chris Rainey was officially released by the Steelers today and will be a free agent if not picked up by 4 p.m. The Tampa Bay Times writes that his recent legal issues have been resolved.

--Former Gators shortstop Cole Figueroa, who played for the Gators in 2007 and ’08, has been invited to camp by the Tampa Bay Rays writes Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune.

--ICYMI, former Gators standout David Lee was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday. Click here for story and video from

--Former Gators star Joakim Noah is not only out with an injury, but the NBA dress police asked him to change clothes while on the bench in Monday’s game at Indiana writes Yahoo!.com.

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