Dan Cross, former Florida basketball standout, says 'something's missing' from Mike White's team
A notable member of a Final Four team at Florida, Dan Cross understands what it takes to win at a high level in Gainesville.
Cross, who has a son on the Florida football team, was on the Florida team in 1993-94 that had the greatest season in the program’s 78 seasons, which ended at the NCAA Tournament national semifinals in Charlotte, N.C. The 1993-94 team set a school record for victories with a 29-8 mark.
Speaking with Pat Dooley this week on “Another Dooley Noted Podcast,” Cross, a former Gator point guard, admitted that something is missing about the program under Mike White this season. And he’s not only talking about the absence of Keyontae Johnson.
“But we still have two All-Americans, two McDonald’s All-Americans,” Cross said. “If they were to play at any other school, other coaches would be happy to have that, and I’m pretty sure that the consistency would be, and I want to be careful with my words, my expectations are just a lot higher for this team than what I’m seeing on the court. With the amount of talent that we have on the court.”
The Gators are getting set to play Kentucky, and enter the game with a 12-6 record, and 8-5 mark in the SEC, which is fourth in the league.