Gator News and World Report (2/23/2006_

The Gator News and World Report for Thursday, February 23, 2006. Rocky Topped 2; Gators aren't very good at getting revenge on Vols; Pearl sweats it out for his first SEC title; Hangin' with Lindsay Littlejohn; Offense keys win vs. FAMU; Vols 'Steal' Another One Late From Gators; A recurring nightmare for Gators and more...

Florida Gator Basketball

Rocky Topped 2
Joakim Noah's blood spilled on the floor. Al Horford grabbed offensive rebound after offensive rebound. And Lee Humphrey sank a huge 3-pointer that almost brought Florida all the way back.

Gators aren't very good at getting revenge on Vols
Sometimes a long night of incredible intensity can come down to one simple play - just getting the ball in bounds.

Pearl sweats it out for his first SEC title
Bruce Pearl arrived at his postgame news conference a few minutes early and surveyed a vacant room. Wearing a suit soaked in his own sweat, Pearl smiled and offered a joke.

No. 10 Tennessee 76, No. 12 Florida 72
Another turnover, another layup, another loss for Florida.

Gators fold at the finish
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl gambled, Florida forward Corey Brewer forgot what he was supposed to do, and Vols forward Dane Bradshaw ended up with another game-winning basket against Florida.

Vols 'Steal' Another One Late From Gators
The moment the ball left Corey Brewer's hands Wednesday night, he knew. "Oh, God," the University of Florida forward remembered saying as he watched Tennessee's Dane Bradshaw dart in front of Al Horford and steal an inbounds pass meant to give the Gators a game-winning shot. Instead, Bradshaw rumbled for a layup that led to an eerily familiar 76-72 Tennessee win.

Vols fluster Gators again
Again, the effort from these 12th-ranked Florida Gators approached that needed for a victory. Again, they owned the ball in a tie game, 20-some seconds on the clock, a victory a field goal from reality.

A recurring nightmare for Gators
This was a cruel, bitter rerun, a bizarre dejá vu that might haunt Corey Brewer and the Florida Gators -- at least until they beat Tennessee again.

Vols sweep Gators
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl needed a change of clothes. Florida sophomore Joakim Noah needed stitches.

Florida Gator Softball

Hangin' with Lindsay Littlejohn
Lindsay Littlejohn is a freshman pitcher on Florida's softball team. Littlejohn was a first-team all-state pitcher all four years she was at Bartow High School and has become one of Florida's top starters already this season.

Florida Gator Baseball

Offense keys win vs. FAMU
With a six-run second inning and a 14-hit offensive outburst, the No. 2 Florida baseball team (7-1) rolled to a 15-5 win over Florida A&M on Wednesday night at McKethan Stadium.

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