Gator News and World Report (3/12/2006)

The Gator News amd World Report for Sunday, March 12, 2006. Green played all out despite troubling night before semifinal; Return engagement; Augenstein's roll continues; Gators leading after two rounds; No. 3 men's golf squad in seventh after two rounds; Gators likely Jacksonville-bound for NCAA tourney; Turn (to) Green; Gamecocks brimming with confidence; SEC tournament's ring leaders; UF gets comfortable in win and more...

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Green played all out despite troubling night before semifinal
As Corey Brewer woke up on Saturday morning, he had one question for his roommate. "I wanted to know why he kept going to the bathroom all night," Brewer said. "I didn't know what was happening because I slept through most of it."

Return engagement
Bring on the Gamecocks. That was the message Florida players sent following their 81-65 semifinal win over LSU that set up an unlikely third meeting with South Carolina in the Southeastern Conference Tournament finals.

Gators likely Jacksonville-bound for NCAA tourney
riving or flying? It appears that Florida has done enough this weekend to ensure a stay close to home in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Gators beat LSU 81 - 65
Taurean Green spent most of the night battling a stomach virus after Florida made to the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals.

Turn (to) Green
A ham sandwich nearly did in the Florida basketball team.

Gamecocks brimming with confidence
It may have been a disappointing regular season for South Carolina, but a pair of SEC Tournament wins have re-energized the Gamecocks.

Gators' Green Leaves LSU Feeling Ill
When the University of Florida's team bus left for shootaround Saturday morning, it rolled away without point guard Taurean Green.

SEC tournament's ring leaders
Back in Adrian Moss' Gainesville apartment sits a ring, large and shiny and engraved to indicate a Southeastern Conference championship.

UF reaches third straight SEC final
Taurean Green sparked a 19-6 run over the final seven minutes as UF beat LSU to advance to the SEC tournament final

UF's new fans: bubble teams
The Gators took Gaylord Entertainment Center court last March playing for -- and losing -- their NCAA Tournament lives.

NCAA pool players aren't all playing the standard version anymore
There's bad news for the office pool player who follows hoops only during March Madness and picks winners based on the toughness of a college's mascot.

UF gets comfortable in win
The SEC tournament and Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan came to an understanding a season ago. Now, a once-tense relationship has become downright cozy.

South Carolina has history on its side today
Florida would like to do to South Carolina today as South Carolina has done to others in recent days. The Gators and Gamecocks will meet for the third time this season, but in this case it will be for the championship of the 2006 Southeastern Conference Basketball Tournament.

Gators don't let Baby play
he LSU Tigers were getting the ball out on the fast break and finding the open man. Less than 24 hours removed from a dominant victory over Vanderbilt, they seemed poised to make their first appearance in the SEC Tournament title game since 1993.

Florida will be Spurred on today
Charm sells South Carolina's third times short. They've been nail-biting, redeeming, perplexing and promising.

Florida Gator Baseball

Augenstein's roll continues
Florida starter Bryan Augenstein allowed two runs in eight innings Saturday. Even though it's still very early in the season, Bryan Augenstein's amazing transformation now appears complete.

UF clobbers Harvard
Florida's Matt Gaski had two hits and two RBIs, and eight other Florida players batted in runs as Florida beat Harvard 10-2 Saturday.

Florida Lady Gator Golf

Gators leading after two rounds
After a long day of 36 holes, the Florida women's golf team leads the 34th Annual SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational, but the Gators aren't calling it a comfortable lead.

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No. 3 men's golf squad in seventh after two rounds
No. 3 Florida moved into a tie with Arizona State for seventh place at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championships on Saturday after recording a 6-over team score of 294.

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