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The Florida Gators (26-6) advanced to the final of the SEC basketball tournament today by beating the Alabama Crimson Tide (21-12), 61-51.
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After falling to the Ole Miss Rebels in the finals of the SEC Tournament, the Florida Gators took a small tumble when it came to NCAA Tournament seeding. Thought by many to be a 2-seed if the Gators had won their conference championship, the loss pushed Florida all the way down to…wait for it…3-seed status.
The Gators are the 3-seed in the South Region and will face the 14-seed...
The Gators know their path through the NCAA Tournament. Florida earned a No. 3 seed and will open its tournament run on Friday in Austin against Northwestern State. There are plenty of big name programs that the Gators could face through the rest of the bracket.
Alabama had three batsmen in a row hit by pitches in the first inning against Tennessee at Sewell-Thomas Stadium Sunday. The Crimson Tide surrounded those “hits” with hits of their own in an eight-run first and went on to a 15-1 victory to take the opening Southeastern Conference series of the year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Florida had good looks at the basket, but the shots didn't fall. There is no riddle or mystery to be solved when dissecting the final outcome. Those past late-game failures played no role Sunday and they won't in the future.
That was the predominant theme inside the Gators' locker room following Sunday's 66-63 loss to Ole Miss in the SEC tournament...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Florida knows it's in the NCAA Tournament.
Ole Miss thinks it is, but wants to make sure.
They'll play here Sunday at noon in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game. To the victor goes the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament field of 68.
That would come as a relief to Ole Miss (25-8), which entered SEC tourney play firmly...
Senior right-hand pitcher Charley Sullivan (1-1) threw a complete game, three-hitter for Alabama, as the Crimson Tide cruised to a 12-1 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers to open Southeastern Conference play on Friday night from Sewell-Thomas Stadium. With the win, Alabama improves to 10-8 overall and 1-0 in SEC play, while Tennessee falls to 9-8 overall and 0-1 in conference action.
There are 24 ribs in the human body, 12 on each side. Four of those (two on each side) are not connected to the sternum. They are called floaters. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron could tell you about having floaters that sometimes seemed to be on a cruise while he was trying to play football. His ribs were popping out of place.
Alabama isn’t going to replace Barrett Jones and Eddie Lacy and Dee Milliner Saturday. The Crimson Tide football team is going to start spring football practice Saturday, and that will be the beginning of Bama working to improve each player and a step towards developing a team.
The Florida Gators got things startd pretty early on Friday against LSU and coasted to an easy win over the Bengal Tigers to a tune of 80-58. Erik Murphy put on a show for the Gators, but the entire squad looked good for the most part. Here is a pictorial account of the game.
Alabama came out strong in their first game of the SEC Tournament. Sophomore Levi Randolph discusses their win over Tennessee.
Kenny Boynton and the Gators needed this. The senior guard’s shot has been inconsistent throughout his final year at Florida, and it looked like that trend was going to continue on Saturday -- until the second half. Boynton was held scoreless in the first half and scored all of his team-high 16 points in the second half, pushing Florida into the SEC Tournament final with a 61-51...
The Florida offense looked to be passing the ball a little deeper than usual and testing the defense. Quarterback Jeff Driskel looked great for most of the day minus a couple of errant throws. Almost every one of Florida's receivers made a standout play. Safety Jabari Gorman was the best player on defense on Friday. We caught a lot of it here in this short video segment from practice.