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Florida's seniors leave mark on program

ARLINGTON, Texas -- With 1:04 left on the clock and Michigan ahead by 25, Florida seniors Erik Murphy, Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario walked to the bench for the final time in their Gator uniforms. Gators coach Billy Donovan waited with a hug as the trio checked out of Florida's 79-59 loss to the Wolverines in the South Region championship Sunday. Two hours earlier at tipoff...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida’s Mike Rosario bounces pass off FGCU player’s back and finishes strong

Studly Florida guard Mike Rosario really showed up pesky FGCU on this slick pass off the back of his opposition before finishing like a star should.
Via Gamedayr
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida's Mike Rosario passes ball to himself off player's back, slam dunks it (Video)

Last night, the University of Florida ended the run of Cinderella story Florida Gulf-Coast in the 2013 NCAA men's basketball tournament with a 62-50 victory at Cowboys stadium. Florida's Mike Rosario might have had the play of the game when late in the second half, he used the back of a Florida Gulf Coast player to pass it to himself which lead to a nasty one-handed slam dunk:
Via Outside the Boxscore
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida sends Florida Gulf Coast home

SEC champion Florida is going to its third straight NCAA regional final, while the improbable tournament journey for Florida Gulf Coast is over. The Eagles, the No. 15 seed few people even knew of on Selection Sunday, had their season ended just before midnight Friday with a 62-50 loss to one of the big schools from Florida. The high-flying team from ''Dunk City''...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast's Cinderella ride ends

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Early on, it looked like the guys from Dunk City could really do it. Florida Gulf Coast, the first-ever No. 15 seed to advance to the Sweet Sixteen, broke out to a 15-4 lead over Florida in Friday's South Region semifinal. Then Florida Gulf Coast hit a wall. Cinderella turned back into a pumpkin and Florida coasted to a 62-50 win at Cowboys Stadium. Florida...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida ends FGCU's dream, moves to Elite 8

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- SEC champion Florida is going to its third straight NCAA regional final, while the improbable tournament journey for Florida Gulf Coast is over. The Eagles, the No. 15 seed few people even knew of on Selection Sunday, had their season ended just before midnight Friday with a 62-50 loss to one of the big schools from Florida. The high-flying team from "...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida powers past Cinderella FGCU

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mike Rosario had 15 points and Florida is going to an NCAA regional final for the third year in a row after a 62-50 victory over Florida Gulf Coast, the No. 15 seed whose improbable tournament journey ended just before midnight Friday. Florida Gulf Coast, the high-flying team from "Dunk City" few people knew before this NCAA tourney, jumped out to an...
Via Fox Sports South
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL

Rosario goes off the back for crafty play

It turns out that FGCU isn’t the only school in Florida capable of highlight-reel plays. In fact, against Florida Gulf Coast, the Florida Gators reclaimed their dominance of the Sunshine State, and did so in style. In the last few minutes of the game, point guard Mike Rosario had a streetball-ish inbound pass off the back of an Eagles defender which he then turned into a vicious...
Via College Spun
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Gators use missed opportunities as motivation

It is a business trip for the Florida basketball team… trip of unfinished business for three years now. The Gators have been last second shots away from two Final Fours in the last two seasons and seniors Mike Rosario, Erik Murphy, and Kenny Boynton have used that as motivation to try and finish the deal this year. They are two steps away from that goal and talk about it here.
Via florida.scout.com
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Gators need Rosario's best to make Final Four

AUSTIN, Texas The Gators need Mike Rosario if they are going to reach the Final Four and have a shot at a national championship. But they need the good Rosario, not the bad Rosario that sometimes drifts into his own world and causes Florida coach Billy Donovan to wonder if he is dealing with an imposter in a No. 3 jersey. "There's times where he can be a little carefree...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Rosario and Murphy talk of big win

Seniors Mike Rosario and Erik Murphy outscored the entire Minnesota team at halftime. The game changed quickly in the second half, but the barrage of points the two laid out on the line allowed Florida to leave with a convincing victory over Big-10 stalwart Minnesota. The two talked a great deal with the media following the 78-64 victory that propelled them into the Sweet-16.
Via florida.scout.com
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Strong first half propels Gators past Gophers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Mike Rosario scored 25 points and Florida used an overpowering first half to roll past Minnesota and into the NCAA tournament round of 16 for third consecutive year with a 78-64 win Sunday in the South Regional.
Via florida.scout.com
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Donovan, Florida advance to Sweet 16

Mike Rosario scored 25 points and Florida used an overpowering first half to roll past Minnesota and into the NCAA tournament round of 16 for third consecutive year with a 78-64 win Sunday in the South Regional. The No. 3 seed Gators (28-7) shot a blistering 65 percent in the first half and led by 21 by halftime. The win earns Florida a return trip to the Lone Star State to play...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Gallery: Another Sweet Victory

The Florida Gators will advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA Basketball Tournament thanks to a monstrous game by Mike Rosario (25 points) and a defense that came to play late in the second half. The Gators beat Minnesota 78-64 in a game of two halves where the Gators scored 48 of their points in an up and down fashion The second half slowed to a halt and the gators had to adjust for the win.
Via florida.scout.com
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Rosario nets 25 as Florida rolls on to Sweet 16

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Mike Rosario scored 25 points and Florida used an overpowering first half to roll past Minnesota and into the NCAA tournament round of 16 for third consecutive year with a 78-64 win Sunday in the South Regional. The No. 3 seed Gators (28-7) shot a blistering 65 percent in the first half and led by 21 by halftime. The win earns Florida a return trip to the Lone...
Via Fox Sports South
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida uses big first half to top Minnesota

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Mike Rosario scored 25 points and Florida used an overpowering first half to roll past Minnesota and into the NCAA tournament round of 16 for third consecutive year with a 78-64 win Sunday in the South Regional. The No. 3 seed Gators (28-7) shot a blistering 65 percent in the first half and led by 21 by halftime. The win earns Florida a return trip to the Lone...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Who are the Gators? A Q&A with Alligator Alley

Only one thing stands between the Gophers and the second week of the tournament – the Florida Gators. Easy, right? Admittedly, I haven’t watched a whole lot of Florida basketball this year since the SEC is relatively inaccessible in these parts. To help give us a little idea who who the Gators are and what [...]
Via From The Barn
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Gators not worried about late-game failings

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Senior Gators make last game special

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Gators coach Billy Donovan knows the routine on Senior Night. You take pictures. You honor players for what they have done for your program. You thank their parents and families and make sure the night is special for everyone. And then you play a game. But Donovan quickly realized Wednesday that his 17th Senior Night at UF was going to be different. "...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Senior Gators make last game special

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Gators coach Billy Donovan knows the routine on Senior Night. You take pictures. You honor players for what they have done for your program. You thank their parents and families and make sure the night is special for everyone. And then you play a game. But Donovan quickly realized Wednesday that his 17th Senior Night at UF was going to be different. "...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Emotional senior night ends in euphoria

The Gators were supposed to be warming up. Most of them were. And while Florida head coach Billy Donovan was meeting with his staff in the locker room, senior guard Mike Rosario burst through the doors. He had a phone call to make. The normal routine doesn’t usually happen on senior night, and it was no different on Wednesday as the Gators clinched the Southeastern Conference title.
Via florida.scout.com
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Seniors want net-cutting home finale

Florida's Senior Night could end with a net-cutting ceremony. It would be the ideal home finale for Kenny Boynton, Erik Murphy and Mike Rosario, the team's only seniors and its top three scorers. Together, they have the 11th-ranked Gators poised to become just the fourth team in school history to clinch the Southeastern Conference title outright. Florida (23-5, 13-3) needs...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida seniors want net-cutting home finale

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's Senior Night could end with a net-cutting ceremony. It would be the ideal home finale for Kenny Boynton, Erik Murphy and Mike Rosario -- the team's only seniors and its top three scorers. Together, they have the 11th-ranked Gators poised to become just the fourth team in school history to clinch the Southeastern Conference title outright...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Plenty On the Line In The Florida Gators Final Home Game

The No. 11/9 Florida Gators men’s basketball team will play its final home game of the 2012-13 regular season on Wednesday. The Gators will host the Vanderbilt Commodores in a matchup with a number of storylines. First and foremost, Florida can secure the program’s fourth outright SEC title with a victory over Vandy. Not only will it be the fourth for the program, it will be...
Via The Bull Gator
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida seniors want net-cutting home finale

Florida's Senior Night could end with a net-cutting ceremony. It would be the ideal home finale for Kenny Boynton, Erik Murphy and Mike Rosario - the team's only seniors and its top three scorers. Together, they have the 11th-ranked Gators poised to become just the fourth team in school history to clinch the Southeastern Conference title outright. Florida (23-5, 13-3)...
Via Fox Sports
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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