Posted March 18, 2012 on
OMAHA, Neb. - No big upset this time. Kenny Boynton and Florida were just too good for surprising Norfolk State. Florida shot the lights out for the second straight game and got on track with their three-point shooting making 10 baskets from behind the arc in the contest. The Gators will now head to Phoenix in a week to take on Marquette in the 2012 NCAA tournament's version of the Sweet-16.

Boynton, Florida crush Norfolk State

No big upset this time. Kenny Boynton and Florida were just too good for surprising Norfolk State. Boynton scored 20 points and the balanced Gators routed the 15th-seeded Spartans 84-50 on Sunday to reach the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. Norfolk State shook up the West Regional when it upset No. 2 seed Missouri 86-84 on Friday, and was...

Kenny Boynton smacks player in the back of the head during the Norfolk State game

Kenny Boynton smacked a Norfolk State player (Wheeless) in the back of the head on Norfolk State’s side of the court. Florida is absolutely pounding Norfolk State right now and you can pretty much punch their ticket to the Sweet Sixteen now. Kenny Boynton got a flagrant foul for it.

Baylor women rout UCSB, will take on Florida next

With her team up by 40 late in its NCAA tournament opener, Baylor's Lindsay Palmer chased down a loose ball near midcourt, took a couple steps forward and heaved the ball toward the basket to beat the shot clock. It went in, and her teammates on the sideline could barely contain themselves. ''Lindsay's 3 was amazing,'' Lady Bears star Brittney Griner said...

Gators make short work of Norfolk State

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Kenny Boynton scored 20 points to lead five Florida players in double figures, and the Gators routed 15th-seeded Norfolk State 84-50 on Sunday to reach the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. The Gators (25-10) made five 3-pointers during a 25-0 run that put them up 29-6 midway through the first half. They will play No. 3...

Florida 69, No. 16 Ohio St. 65

Jennifer George had 16 points and six rebounds to lead ninth-seeded Florida to a 70-65 win over eighth-seeded Ohio State in the Des Moines Regional on Sunday. The Gators (20-12) scored the game's first nine points and held on in front of a crowd packed with fans of the in-state Buckeyes (25-7). Tayler Hill scored 23 points for Ohio State, including two late baskets to pull...

Defense powers Gators to Sweet 16

OMAHA, Neb. – Everyone knows the Florida Gators can score, but in their first two games of 2012 NCAA Tournament play it was the defense that stole the spotlight. Florida absolutely stifled potential Cinderella Norfolk State, en route to Phoenix and the Sweet 16.

Florida 70, No. 16 Ohio St. 65

Ohio State coach Jim Foster took a few steps out onto the court with his arms folded while his players came over for a media timeout. The Buckeyes were down by 10 early, and suddenly their seeding was the least of Foster's troubles. Quick on the perimeter and relentless on the boards, Lanita Bartley, Jennifer George and the rest of the Florida Gators were a step ahead of Ohio...

Gallery: Gators Smack the Spartans 84 - 50

The Florida Gators have cruised in their first two games in the 2012 NCAA tournament and the latest victim was up-start Norfolk State who took an 84 - 50 beating to a hot shooting Florida team. The gators will head to phoenix to play Marquette next week in the Sweet 16 and have two good experiences to take away form this weekend. Here is a photo gallery from the game.

Norfolk St's season ends in 84-50 loss to Florida

It was fun while it lasted for Norfolk State. Florida gave the 15th-seeded Spartans no hope of pulling another bracket-shaking upset in the NCAA tournament, taking control of Sunday's game early and coasting to an 84-50 victory. Kenny Boynton scored 20 points and the Gators, boosted by a 25-0 run, reached the regional semifinals for the second straight year. Norfolk State...

Recruits Weigh in on Gators and More:

Head coach Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators started practice last week and numerous top prospects from around the Southeast visited to see the Gators in action.

Getting Inside: Florida

For the second straight season, Florida is back in the Sweet 16. The Gators advanced with a convincing 84-50 win over 15-seed Norfolk State and will face Marquette on March 22 in the West Region quarterfinals in Phoenix. "I'm proud of this group," Florida coach Billy Donovan said. "I think they've done a great job. It's been frustrating at times, as a coach ...

Florida ready, focused on Norfolk State

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.

Gators want more than just making Sweet 16

OMAHA, Neb. -- It was less than two weeks ago that the following question was put to Florida coach Billy Donovan and a couple members of his basketball team during a media session heading into the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Do you get the sense that your season is slipping away? Donovan didn't think so then. Probably doesn't think so now, either. The 2011-12...

Muschamp Happy to Have Roberson Practicing

When Will Muschamp got the news about Marcus Roberson’s neck injury last fall, the Florida head coach wasn’t sure if Roberson would be able to play football again. The uncertainty around the neck injury was erased, as the sophomore cornerback is now a non-contact participant in spring practice. He needs to improve before the season starts, but Muschamp is just happy he is back on the field.
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