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Squarely on NCAA bubble, Gators have top-seeded LSU on deck (WRUF & AP Previews)

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by gatorjjh, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Holding out hope
    Squarely on NCAA bubble, Gators have top-seeded LSU on deck
    By Steve Megargee Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Florida ended its slump just in time to rescue its hopes of making the NCAA Tournament.

    Keyontae Johnson scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down 12 rebounds Thursday as No. 8 seed Florida snapped a three-game skid by defeating No. 9 seed Arkansas 66-50 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

    “It was a must win to get there,” said Florida’s KeVaughn Allen, who scored 17 points. “We were thinking win or go home.”
    “I feel like we still have more to go,” Johnson said. “We still have to get more big wins to prove our point.”

    Quotable: “Bottom line is they played a lot more aggressive than we did,” said Arkansas’ Isaiah Joe, who scored 12 points. “They wanted it a lot more.”
    Holding out hope
     
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    Gators Looking to Strengthen Their Resume In SEC Quarterfinal Against LSU
    WRUF Danny Villanueva March 14, 2019 College Basketball, Feature Sports News, Gators Men's Basketball, Gators Sports, SEC
    The Florida Gators helped their case to be included in the NCAA Tournament as they defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 66-50 in the 2nd round of the SEC Tournament.
    A Distracted LSU Team

    Back in February, Florida went into Baton Rouge and handed LSU an 82-77 overtime defeat. The Gators would have won both games if it wasn’t for Tremont Waters’ heroics at the end of regulation. Waters drove the length of the court in the final five seconds and hit a layup to send the game into overtime. The Tigers escaped with a 79-78 victory.

    A lot has changed since LSU’s dramatic win over Florida. The Tigers will be without head coach Will Wade for the foreseeable future. Wade was suspended indefinitely by LSU after FBI wiretaps revealed Wade discussing an offer he made for a recruit. The Tigers are now led by interim head coach Tony Benford. Even without Wade, the Tigers were able to defeat Vanderbilt 80-59 to clinch the SEC regular season title.
    Gators Looking to Strengthen Their Resume In SEC Quarterfinal Against LSU - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF]
     
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  7. KAGator67

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    What about Smart? Will he play today?
     
  8. Jayhovah

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    Nope.
     
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    Sounds like he will
     
  11. 407king

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    Lol, so the coach is suspended for being caught on tape discussing payments for a player. But the player can play? Unreal.
     
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  12. Jayhovah

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    The only surprising part is that Alleva actually got something right by suspending Wade.
     
  13. grant1

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    Smart has been cleared to play us.