Gator News And World Report (3/21/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, March 21, 2005. The better team put an end to UF's season; Roberson unsure of future; March Magic Runs Out; Crying shame leads to crying game for UF; Latest early exit has Donovan playing 'D'; When it gets to March, UF always maddening and more...

Florida Gator Basketball

Florida faces same old story
In a half-empty locker room, moments after the disappointment set in, Florida junior center Adrian Moss summed up the frustration of another missed opportunity to reach the Sweet 16.

The better team put an end to UF's season
The finality hit Matt Walsh like a sack of hammers. It was over. No more practices. No more road trips. No more David Lee. Possibly no more Anthony Roberson.

Florida 65, Villanova 76, UF season over
The skinny: Florida fell behind by 14 in the first half before clawing its way back to withint a point in the second. But the Gator offense went south and Villanova pulled away for a relatively easy victory.

Gators' NCAA ride halted
He was the first person off the court, walking briskly to another NCAA losing locker room. Billy Donovan's jaw was tight and he wore his disappointment in his eyes.

Lee finishes with a big game
Senior David Lee knew his college career was going to come to an end sooner or later.

As soon as Matt Walsh sat down after fouling out with 1:21 to play, the junior guard dropped his head and started to cry.

Roberson unsure of future
Now that Florida's season has ended, it's time for the Anthony Roberson watch to begin.

March Magic Runs Out
This time, Matt Walsh tore off his jersey. Not in celebration. Just frustration.

Roberson Mum On Future
Florida G Anthony Roberson refused to speculate as to whether Sunday's 76-65 loss to Villanova was his last as a Gator.

Crying shame leads to crying game for UF
They started to flow from his eyes before the game had even ended, those familiar emotions already charging back into the mind of Florida guard Matt Walsh.

Latest early exit has Donovan playing 'D'
Time once again to ask the question that has come to torment the University of Florida every March:

Roberson unsure about turning pro
Florida guard Anthony Roberson, who struggled severely in both games of this year's NCAA Tournament, said he remains undecided about his decision to return to the Gators next season.

Gators stall on offense as Walsh, Roberson wilt
His face was a mix of frustration, angst and determination as point guard Anthony Roberson took the inbounds pass, raced up court and immediately air-balled a long three-point attempt.

When it gets to March, UF always maddening
The University of Florida ought to change its basketball nickname from Gators to Groundhogs, 'cause it's the same thing over and over and over and over and over again.

Out with a whimper
As the clock ticked down, Matt Walsh's head was buried in his hands, tears streaming down his face. David Lee paced up and down the bench, helpless to stop his career from vanishing before him.

Villanova shuts down Roberson
Guard Anthony Roberson didn't do much to erase the stigma that he disappears in big games, scoring five points vs. the Wildcats.

Florida Gator Baseball

Ole Miss gets 3-2 win, series
No. 14 Ole Miss won the rubber match of its SEC-opening series with No. 6 Florida by notching a 3-2 victory at Swayze Field in front of 3,180 fans on a chilly Sunday afternoon.

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