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Top-ranked Gators can potentially go 18-0 in SEC play, have bigger goals in mind

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    Florida coach Billy Donovan whistles to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against LSU on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Gainesville, Fla. Florida won 79-61. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)The Associated Press

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    Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) does the gator chomp as he leaves the court after Florida defeated LSU 79-61 in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)The Associated Press

Top-ranked Florida has a motto for the stretch run: "chasing greatness."

Coach Billy Donovan dropped the phrase on his players in recent weeks, hoping to grab their attention and keep them focused on all they can achieve this season.

The Gators already clinched their third Southeastern Conference regular-season championship in the last four years. They also have set school records for regular-season wins (27), consecutive wins (21) and consecutive wins at home (31).

Nonetheless, there's plenty left to accomplish this season.

Florida (27-2, 16-0) can become the first team in SEC history to go 18-0 in league play, needing to win at South Carolina on Tuesday night and beat Kentucky in the team's home finale Saturday.