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Gators get by Razorbacks in SEC Tournament

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Despite playing with a wounded big man, the Florida Gators managed to get by the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second of the SEC Tournament in Nashville. After tearing a ligament in his right thumb on Tuesday, John Egbunu only played limited minutes, but his presence helped inspire his team to a 68-61 victory. Heading into the game, Florida coach Mike White was pessimistic about Egbunu’s ability to contribute. In the end, the 6-foot, 11-inch center chipped in eight points and…

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College roundup: Gators come up short at Michigan State

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Going into their game with No. 1 Michigan State on Saturday, the Florida Gators knew their effort and execution would need to be at midseason level to have a chance for the upset. Making a fair amount of shots would help, too. Florida put forth a strong effort and committed only eight turnovers against a good Spartan defense. Unfortunately, far too few shots fell for the Gators, allowing Michigan State to escape with a 58-52 victory in East Lansing, Mich.…

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Gators rebound from first loss, top Vermont

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The Florida Gators bounced back from their first loss of the season with an 85-62 victory over Vermont at the O’Connell Center. The Gators never trailed and posted their fourth win against the lone loss. Florida held the Catamounts scoreless for nearly four minutes to open the game as they jumped to a 12-5 lead. Vermont cut into the lead and only trailed 34-29 at the half. The Gators started the second half by scoring the first 10 points to…

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College basketball round-up: No. 1 goes down

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A major upset rocked college basketball on Saturday as top-ranked North Carolina went down to defeat. Florida, Florida State and Central Florida posted victories, while USF is still searching for their first win. Florida Atlantic, Florida International and Florida Gulf Coast all posted victories. Northern Iowa 71, No. 1 North Carolina 67 College basketball will have a new No. 1 team next week following the shocking defeat of top-ranked North Carolina. The Tar Heels were ambushed by the Northern Iowa…

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