Gator News and World Report (2/27/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Monday, February 27, 2006. Individuals shine; Florida takes third; UF pulls off OT stunner at UT; Bashed at Bama Gators on losing skid; Wake Forest starter shuts out Gators; Women's tennis team defeated; Florida shocks No. 5 Lady Vols with OT victory in Knoxville; Gators caught in Tide; Gators Shock 5th-Ranked Lady Vols; Tide hands Gators third straight loss; One could tell Tide win was coming and more...

Florida Gator Basketball

Bashed at Bama Gators on losing skid
There were few explanations. Few signs of panic. But here, in front of a national television audience, No. 12 Florida did little to dispel the notion that what began as a promising season is slowly slipping away.

Gators caught in Tide
Diving, leaping and scrambling, Alabama kept coming up with the rebounds and loose balls. Jermareo Davidson and Richard Hendrix dominated inside and came up with three key plays on the offensive boards in the final minute to counter No.12 Florida's 3-point barrage in the Crimson Tide's 82-77 victory Sunday.

Gators Let One Slip Away
Taurean Green sighed, stared at the floor and finally spit out the words to describe 43.6 seconds that felt like an hour on Sunday.

Tide rolls past Gators
Their heads hung a little lower. Their voices whispered a little softer. The questions, the wonder, the debate grew a little larger.

Tide hands Gators third straight loss
Diving, leaping and scrambling, Alabama kept coming up with the rebounds and loose balls. Jermareo Davidson and Richard Hendrix dominated inside and came up with three key plays on the offensive boards in the final minute to counter No. 12 Florida's three-point barrage in the host Crimson Tide's 82-77 victory on Sunday.

One could tell Tide win was coming
Even before tipoff, Sunday's Alabama-Florida basketball game had the look and feel of something beyond the ordinary.

Closer to the Dance
Now can Alabama unofficially celebrate an unofficial bid to the NCAA Tournament? No. Not yet. Not now.

Florida Gator Baseball

Wake Forest starter shuts out Gators
Charlie Mellies had been waiting for three months to pitch against the Florida Gators. When Wake Forest's junior right-hander got his chance Sunday, he took full advantage of it.

Florida Lady Gator Basketball

UF pulls off OT stunner at UT
Brittany Davis scored a career-high 29 points and Sha Brooks added 25 as Florida defeated No. 5 Tennessee 95-93 in overtime Sunday.

Florida shocks No. 5 Lady Vols with OT victory in Knoxville
Florida's Brittany Davis scored a career-high 29 points as the visiting Gators upset fifth-ranked Tennessee 95-93 in overtime Sunday. Sha Brooks added 25 points for Florida (20-7, 8-6 Southeastern Conference), which improved to 2-34 all-time against the Lady Vols.

Gators Shock 5th-Ranked Lady Vols
No. 5 Tennessee lost at home to an unranked team for the second time in school history and first time in 22 years, falling 95-93 to Florida in overtime Sunday.

Florida Gator Track & Field

Individuals shine; Florida takes third
The Florida Gators enjoyed a fine afternoon on their home track Sunday. But fine will never equal victory when a certain other track and field team is in the field.

Florida Gator Lady Tennis

Women's tennis team defeated
The second-ranked Florida women's tennis team lost to No. 10 North Carolina 4-3 on Sunday at the Cone-Kenfield Indoor Tennis Center.

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