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FSU beats UCF to stay alive in NCAA Tournament; Gators outlast USF

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The Central Florida Knights had hoped to play Florida State on Saturday, but not with the season on the line. The Seminoles rolled to a 6-1 win in the Tallahassee Regional, eliminating the Knights from the NCAA Tournament and ending their season. Both FSU and USF thought they would be playing each other in the winner’s bracket game on Saturday night, but Auburn and Tennessee Tech had other ideas.  UCF dropped a 7-4 decision to Auburn on Friday, while FSU…

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NCAA Baseball Tournament providing June Madness

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Just call it June Madness. Crazy upsets are the norm in basketball every March, but the first day of regional play in NCAA Baseball Tournament produced some unlikely outcomes. In Tallahassee, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles scored three runs over the final two innings to stun Florida State 3-1, sending the Seminoles into the loser’s bracket. Florida State starter Drew Parrish did not allow a runner to reach second base through the 7th inning. After he departed in the 8th,…

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FSU/UF to host NCAA regionals; 4 other Florida teams make field

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The 64-team NCAA Baseball Tournament field was announced on Monday with 6 Florida teams receiving bids. Two will be hosting a regional, while three others are seeded second and another earning a three-seed. The Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles will host regionals that include in-state competitors. The only qualifier to travel outside of the state is the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. FGCU, who qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time, are the second seed in the Chapel…

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Orlando hosts Florida-flavored NCAA Tournament first round

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For NCAA Tournament organizers, their desire to fill seats at the eight first and second round sites, Orlando should be gold for them. With the Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gulf Coast Eagles coming to the Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday, fans of all three teams will not have far to travel. Florida’s other NCAA Tournament is Miami. The eighth-seeded Hurricanes will open play on Friday in Tulsa against the ninth-seeded Michigan State Spartans. The team traveling…

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FSU, Miami, USF set to open NCAA women’s play

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The NCAA men’s basketball tournament has already provided some memorable upsets during the first two days of competition. Florida’s two teams in tournament, Miami and Florida Gulf Coast, did as expected. The Hurricanes got by Buffalo while the Eagles gave top-seed North Carolina a good fight before finally falling. On Friday the women’s tournament began with a few surprises and Saturday will undoubtedly provide more. Five Florida teams were among the 64 teams announced on Monday. The Big Three of…

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Florida Gulf Coast’s present sees its past

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For the first time since 2013, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles qualified for the NCAA Tournament. For the first time since 2011 the Southern California Trojans will take part in the Big Dance. What do those two programs have in common? The Eagles were coached that year by Andy Enfield and the Trojans of 2016 are led by the same guy. At 47, Enfield is no youngster and has gained some good experience as an assistant in the NBA and…

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Miami, FGCU make NCAA field; Gators, Seminoles, Ospreys to NIT

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Only two teams from Florida are participating in this year’s NCAA Tournament. By the time the “Big Dance” begins in full on Thursday, there may only be one remaining. The Miami Hurricanes will continue their outstanding season on Thursday in Providence, Rhode Island. Miami earned a No. 3 seed in the South Region and will take on the 14th-seeded Buffalo Bulls, champions of the Mid-America Conference. As far as Miami goes, they could face the No. 6 seed Arizona Wildcats…

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