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Gators hang on to beat Cowboys, 72-70

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The Florida Gators built a 10-point lead over the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday, and then hung on for an exciting 72-70 win in the Orange Bowl Classic at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. The Gator offense is often criticized much like the football team, but had just enough to edge the Cowboys from the Big 12. After the Cowboys took an early 8-point lead, Florida tied the game at 20 on a Dorian Finney-Smith jumper. The lead see-sawed back…

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FSU comes back in second half to beat upset-minded FAU

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The FSU Seminoles spent most of the afternoon staring an upset in the face in the Orange Bowl Classic. In the end, they made it look the other way. FSU rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Florida Atlantic, 64-59. FAU, 2-9 on the season, scored the game’s first six points and led 11-3 and 17-8. It was 35-23 at the half. But the Owls scored only 24 in the second half. It was 44-33 early in the second…

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