Gator News And World Report (2/17/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, February 17, 2005. Entire cast is peaking at just the right time; Surprising start for UF; The Gators show more firepower than the Rebels can handle; Pool competition; Word on Drejer still the same; Former Gators to play in NFL Europe; Everything goes right for UF in 37-point route; UF follows orders to crush Ole Miss; Gators Make Rebels Yell: No More!; Gators reign with rain of three-pointers and more...

Florida Gator Basketball

Entire cast is peaking at just the right time
A homemade sign in the student section Wednesday night read "Welcome to the Peep Show" and included a swinging cardboard door that revealed (fortunately) a picture of Florida's point guard.

The Gators show more firepower than the Rebels can handle
enior Florida forward David Lee emerged from the locker room following Florida's 90-53 trouncing of Ole Miss Wednesday with a stitched lip and a smile as wide as the scoring margin.

Florida 90, Mississippi 53
Mississippi's zone defense did its job, keeping Florida's potent offense on the perimeter. But it didn't matter with the Gators' hot shooting touch Wednesday night

Everything goes right for UF in 37-point route
David Lee's lip was swollen and bloody from a wayward elbow under the basket, but that was nothing compared to the beating Florida administered to Mississippi on Wednesday night.

UF follows orders to crush Ole Miss
Florida Coach Billy Donovan didn't want to see any smiles. After all, his players had managed only to secure a -- gasp -- 13-point lead by halftime.

Gators Make Rebels Yell: No More!
Up 13 points at halftime Wednesday against Ole Miss, Billy Donovan asked his University of Florida basketball players a question.

Green, Horford shine for Gators
Taurean Green's free throws satisfied a hungry crowd, and Al Horford tied an SEC record with seven blocked shots.

Gators reign with rain of three-pointers
It began innocently enough, on a long three-point shot by guard Matt Walsh that gave Florida the game's first 10-point lead.

Gators scorch Rebels
Coming off a road win at Tennessee, the Florida men's basketball team found itself in a interesting place on its schedule: facing a Mississippi team that has lost six of its last seven games, with an anticipated battle at LSU three days later.

Gators whip Ole Miss
With little else to get excited about in a game that was virtually over before it started, a seemingly hungry crowd of 11,390 cheered on Taurean Green like he was about to win the national championship.

Gators block out Ole Miss
When Mississippi sent Kendrick Fox - a 6-foot-7 forward who's more Allen Iverson than Shaquille O'Neal - to half-court for the jump ball, you could sense a blowout. When the Gators opened the second half with a 28-3 run, you could feel the blowout. When UF guard Taurean Green converted two free throws into 90 points and free Subway sandwiches for the fans, the beating had already passed.

Florida Gator Swimming & Diving

Surprising start for UF
Two-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte took off, and Florida's men's and women's swimming and diving teams followed.

Pool competition
Ryan Lochte has tasted big-time swimming. Florida's junior swimmer won two medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Christian Drejer

Word on Drejer still the same
Wednesday's one-year anniversary of former Florida forward Christian Drejer leaving Florida wasn't met as any special circumstance. Drejer has moved on. And so has Florida.

Florida Gator Football

Former Gators to play in NFL Europe
Eight former members of the University of Florida football team will be crossing the Atlantic to play in the 2005 NFL Europe League season.

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