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OMAHA, Neb. – It's been an up and down year for Florida sophomore Casey Prather. At times, just seeing the floor has been a challenge - let alone producing while on it. He persevered and stayed the course, however, and Friday he broke out in a big way - with a season-high 22 minutes and career-high 14 points.
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Bradley Beal had 14 points and 11 rebounds, reserve Casey Prather scored a career-high 14 and Florida pulled away in the second half for a 71-45 victory Friday over Virginia in the NCAA West Regional.
The Gators finished the first half on a 17-4 run to shake off a slow start and get out to a 30-22 lead. They shot 70 percent in the second half, pushing their lead...
The Florida Gators trounced Virginia 71-46, the Cavaliers worst loss of the season. Sophomore forward Casey Prather stole the show for the gators with his career high 14 points in the game, but it was a total team effort for the win. Here are a hand full of photos from the contest from the fine folks at US Presswire.
Virginia is about to put its pack-line defense on display for the nation against a Florida team well-suited for attacking it.
The 10th-seeded Cavaliers (22-9) and No. 7 Gators (23-10) meet Friday in the NCAA West Regional in Omaha, Neb.
The Gators like to get up and down the court and shoot early in the shot clock. The Cavaliers like to play a half-court game.
For as over-matched as Florida was against No. 1 Kentucky last Sunday, the Gators hung around long enough to make the second half interesting.
But in the final nine minutes, a combination of ill-advised shots and flat-out, wide-open misses doomed the No. 16 Gators in a 74-59 loss before 12,113 at the O’Connell Center.
Hey but at least the Gators Dazzlers were in fine form! Check...
Via @JasonKirkSBNThis is the most Florida Gators van ever. Gator stickers on the side and a Gator helmet on the hood. This was spotted in Atlanta by Jason Kirk. Gator Alumni can only hope there is a hot tub in the back or something to save the terribleness of this van. Please God.
Bradley Beal had 14 points and 11 rebounds, reserve Casey Prather scored a career-high 14 and Florida pulled away in the second half for a 71-45 victory Friday over Virginia in the NCAA West Regional.
The Gators finished the first half on a 17-4 run to shake off a slow start and get out to a 30-22 lead. They shot 70 percent in the second half, pushing their lead to more than 20...
OMAHA, Neb. – Despite going a frigid 2-for-15 from beyond the three-point arc in the first half - and 4-for-23 on the game - the Florida Gators showed Friday afternoon they're much more than a group of long-range bombers in Friday's blowout victory over Virginia.
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Florida Gators had a commanding lead in the final minutes of their NCAA Tournament opener against Virginia when senior guard Erving Walker stole a pass in the Cavaliers halfcourt and took off on a 3-on-1 break.
Walker weaved into UVa's end, got a bead on the numbers advantage and tossed a lob pass toward the rim.
"I think he just threw it up and figured...
After a crazy Friday of March Madness that saw a pair of two-seeds upset by 15s, the Florida Gators are taking nothing for granted - least of all their next opponent. The Norfolk State Spartans' improbable upset of Missouri has earned them the Gators' full attention, and a renewed understanding that in March anything can happen.
The Gators' 2012 signing class is in the books, and before you know it, there will be some new faces in the Orange and Blue. FightinGators.com is taking a few minutes to talk to the incoming freshmen, so you can get to know these guys you’ll see on the field at the Swamp.
Sophomore receiver Quinton Dunbar was adamant Thursday that the Florida Gators of 2011 had too much talent on the field not to produce at a higher level. Dunbar believes that a new attitude has started to enter in the ranks and the 2012 version of the Florida Gators will be a lot different team. Communication is key and he says these Gators have plenty.
Late-season inconsistency dropped Ohio State to a lower seed than expected in the NCAA tournament, but the 16th-ranked Buckeyes are hoping to use what they're calling "disrespect" as additional motivation.
Eighth-seeded Ohio State faces off with No. 9 seed Florida on Sunday in Bowling Green, Ohio.
The Buckeyes (25-6) won their first 15 games and 20 of 21, but settled...