The Mike White haters are out in full force following Florida's loss to Oral Roberts
How hot should Mike White’s seat be in Gainesville?
Depending on who you ask, his seat should be red-hot after Florida lost to No. 15 seed Oral Roberts in the Round of 32 of Sunday’s NCAA Tournament matchup.
The Gators were up by 11 in the second half of the game but Oral Roberts fought back and took the lead with just over two minutes remaining in the game and closed it out to move on to Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1974 by beating Florida 81-78 on Sunday.
White’s decision to keep Osayi Osifo in the game late backfired, as Oral Roberts intentionally fouled the poor free throw shooter to put him on the line. After Osifo missed the first of a one-and-one, Oral Roberts got the rebound and took the lead with under three minutes in the game.
Following the game, White drew the vast majority of criticism for Florida failing to beat the No. 15 seed Oral Roberts team.
Mike White coaching a basketball game pic.twitter.com/OWyfP8zjd5
— Ryan (@Ryanmcc09) March 22, 2021
I see what the Mike White haters are talking about now
— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) March 22, 2021
Fire Mike White pic.twitter.com/U9hb9e9Po4
— AIdo (@aldoco24) March 22, 2021
— Rob Co (@musclepug54) March 22, 2021
Mike White is going to have an Elite Eight loss to a 7-seed and a Round of 32 loss to a 15-seed. Not great.
— Adam Luckett (@AdamLuckettKSR) March 22, 2021
I’ve said it before and I’m gonna say it again: FIRE MIKE WHITE!
— Anthony Beck (@AceWade1) March 22, 2021
Hard to defend Gators coach Mike White on the Osifo foul. Never should have had him in the game at that point. Brilliant call by OSU coach to foul him.
That was the turning point in the game.
— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) March 22, 2021