Gator News and World Report (3/22/2006)

The Gator News and World Report for Wednesday, March 22, 2006. Son's sets aren't all the same; Resurrecting Hoya Paranoia; Florida's recipe for success: A touch of Green; Georgetown center's game continues to grow; Breaking down the four regionals; Youth no longer excuse for UF; Time to get back on Gators' bandwagon; Florida's big men dominate the paint; Georgetown's loss, UF's gain and more...

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Son's sets aren't all the same
He grew up the son of a defensive mastermind. He spent the first part of his adulthood working with an offensive whiz.

Resurrecting Hoya Paranoia
Last season, when Georgetown University hired Coach John Thompson III to lift its basketball program from obscurity, T-shirts began circulating around campus.

Florida's Noah Featured On Cover Of Sports Illustrated
Georgetown won't be the only Sweet 16 opponent the Florida basketball team must beat Friday. The Gators also must overcome the Sports Illustrated cover jinx.

Florida's recipe for success: A touch of Green
Florida guard Taurean Green catches the outlet pass, and accelerates with the dribble through a basketball court's high-speed lane.

Georgetown center's game continues to grow
Growing up — way up — in the shadows of Georgetown University, Roy Hibbert wasn't intimidated.

Breaking down the four regionals
A look at Thursday and Friday's matchups in the NCAA tournament's round of 16 (seedings in parentheses):

Youth no longer excuse for UF
What a difference a month and a Sweet 16 appearance can make in perception. Following a three-game tailspin last month, Florida coach Billy Donovan refused to criticize the Gators.

Time to get back on Gators' bandwagon
Still sticking with UConn, Villanova, UCLA, and Duke, but looking out for … Memphis.

Florida's big men dominate the paint
Earlier this year during a practice scrimmage, Florida's Lee Humphrey suddenly found himself face-to-face with 6-foot-10 center Al Horford after a screen forced defenders to switch off.

UF a versatile bunch
Florida coach Billy Donovan heard an unusual question after the Gators hammered Wisconsin-Milwaukee last Saturday and advanced to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

Georgetown's loss, UF's gain
Imagine UF's most powerful player draped in Georgetown gray when the Gators and Hoyas meet in the Minneapolis Regional Semifinals on Friday

Calling on the reserves
Adrian Moss considers himself somewhat akin to a relief pitcher. As a fifth-year senior for Florida, he won't be in the starting lineup most nights. But he knows when his name is called, the Gators really need him.

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Stetson 7, Florida 6
Brian Pruitt hit a two-run home run and had two additional hits in Stetson's 7-6 win over Florida Tuesday.

Hats stun No. 9 Gators
After No. 9 Florida defeated Arkansas on Sunday despite trailing 7-0 in the seventh inning, Stetson didn't feel comfortable with its early 5-0 lead on the Gators on Tuesday night.

Stetson holds off Gators comeback
This time, UF's comeback bid fell just short. After the No. 9 Gators rallied from a 7-0 deficit in the seventh inning to defeat Arkansas Sunday, they seemed unfazed trailing 5-0 early against Stetson Tuesday night.

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