Gator News and World Report (3/11/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Saturnday, March 11, 2006. UF reaches conference tourney semifinals; It was dicey, but Gators got their revenge; UF rolls over LSU, Penn State; Women's tennis team shuts out Volunteers; Opportunistic Gators get win; Florida 12, Harvard 6; Gators Get Revenge Against Razorbacks; Gators get it done with guards; Forces of all kinds at work for Gators and more...

Florida Gator Basketball

UF reaches conference tourney semifinals
With some offense from its guards, and a stellar home-state return for junior Lee Humphrey, Florida began the defense of its SEC Tournament title looking much like the team that won it in Atlanta a season ago.

It was dicey, but Gators got their revenge
The Florida basketball team finally got this revenge thing figured out. Twice they had failed against Tennessee and South Carolina, both times at home where certainly it would be a different story, and then was the exact same story.

Gators Get Revenge Against Razorbacks
The last time Lee Humphrey played in the night-owl slot at the SEC Tournament, the University of Florida guard spent a sleepless night watching highlights of his buzzer-beating, game-winning, overtime 3-pointer to beat Alabama.

Gators get it done with guards
The March cliche, repeated too often from South Beach to Seattle, is that great guard play trumps all. Get strong showings from your little people and bank on a chance to beat any team in a game's final moments.

Forces of all kinds at work for Gators
lorida is hoping to make a run at the conference championship -- but also is trying to stay focused on the NCAA Tournament.

UF slips by Arkansas
Late night with Florida Gators guard Lee Humphrey — the sequel — turned out to be better than the original. Two years after he hit a game-winner in the early morning hours of the SEC tournament quarterfinals, Humphrey scored a career-high 25 points in Friday's late game to lead UF to a 74-71 win against Arkansas.

Gators stave off pesky Razorbacks
Florida's defense of its SEC tournament title began with a career night for one of its guards and phenomenal shooting by another. Junior Lee Humphrey scored a career-high 25 points, and sophomore guard Taurean Green was 6-of-8 from the field and 5-of-5 from 3-point range (20 points) leading the Gators to a 74-71 victory over Arkansas in front of 17,777 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center.

LSU vs. Florida
As long as Glen Davis is roaming the middle, it doesn`t matter who starts for LSU. With two starters ailing, the 17th-ranked Tigers (23-7) coasted into the semifinals of the SEC tournament and face No. 14 Florida (25-6) on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., for the right to play in the championship game.

Florida Gator Baseball

Opportunistic Gators get win
The Florida Gators authored a chapter Friday night on how to survive a hitting slump in three easy steps.

Florida 12, Harvard 6
Brandon McArthur had four RBIs, two hits and one run in Florida's 12-6 win over Harvard Friday.

Florida Gator Gymnastics

UF rolls over LSU, Penn State
Faced with some strong competition Friday night, the No. 2 Florida gymnastics team (15-2, 4-2) responded with several clutch performances to top No. 7 LSU 196.150 to 195.275 and outdistance No. 16 Penn State, which totaled 193.2 points.

Florida Gator Tennis

Women's tennis team shuts out Volunteers
Florida senior Alexis Gordon won her 13th consecutive singles match helping the sixth-ranked Florida women's tennis team sweep Tennessee, 7-0, in its Southeastern Conference home opener at the Ring Tennis Complex.

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