Gator News And World Report (2/28/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, Febbuary 28, 2005. Relationships are key for Captain Lee; Gators top Gamecocks with furious comeback; UF's title defense falls short; Gators channel anger, win; Head Gator fitting into big pond and more....

Florida Gator Basketball

Relationships are key for Captain Lee
Sometimes it's lip service, like the way football teams always have their best summers ever working out or the celebrity who really cares about the community. And sometimes it's sincere, like the Patriots or the Miracle on Ice hockey team, or maybe it's just the guys who get together to form a softball beer league team.

Gators top Gamecocks with furious comeback
David Lee's put-back helps UF overcome 17-point deficit; Gators clinch second place in division

Gators channel anger, win
Florida rallies from 17-point deficit on road; secures bye in next week's SEC Tournament.

Gators Pull Off Huge Comeback
Before Adrian Moss could slip back into the University of Florida locker room Sunday afternoon, Matt Walsh squeezed the junior center with a bear hug.

UF gets tough, overcomes 17-point deficit
As a hostile Colonial Center crowd hurled insults on Florida guard Matt Walsh, he pulled back and fired a 3-point shot over an outstretched South Carolina defender.

Gators rally from 17 down
David Lee's basket with 12.6 seconds left helped Florida, which trailed 46-29 with 16:50 left, cap a big road victory.

Before the past two weeks, South Carolina hadn't lost consecutive games this season
Now, with two regular-season games to play, the Gamecocks find themselves on a three-game losing streak that has reduced their NCAA Tournament hopes to a dream.

Slipping away
USC sees 17-point lead over Gators vanish. South Carolina's schizophrenic basketball team and its roller-coaster season were on full display Sunday for all to see.

Florida Gator Roundup

UF's title defense falls short
The final game of UF's baseball series with URI is cancelled because of rain.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

Tigers have way with Gators
The Florida women's basketball team lost to top-ranked LSU 76-52 at the Maravich Center in front of 10,185 in the regular season finale for both teams.

LSU Caps Perfect Year In SEC By Beating UF
Top-ranked LSU earned its first Southeastern Conference regular-season championship in school history, breaking Tennessee's seven-year lock on the title with a 76-52 win against Florida on Sunday.

Florida Gator Track & Field

Arkansas continues dominance at SEC Indoor meet
The Arkansas men won the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships with 155 points for its 12th title in 14 years. Defending champ Florida had 92 points to finish second.

Florida Gator Football

Head Gator fitting into big pond
Urban Meyer quietly walked away from the head table toward the end of Mainland High's football awards banquet Sunday night.

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