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Saturday Morning (Afternoon) Gator Notes

The Lady Gators basketball team, fresh off a victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday, were back in action yesterday against the #13 Vanderbilt Commodores.  Unfortunately, the Gators could not overcome Vandy in their second-round game, losing 105-77.  The loss marked the end of the fairly-miserable '06-'07 campaign, as well as the end of Coach Carolyn Peck's tenure in Gainesville.

I'm wishing Coach Peck the best in the future, and hope that the Lady Gators basketball program finds greener pastures soon.  I'm sure Jeremy Foley and others are working hard on finding a replacement head coach and getting the program back on track at the University of Florida.

Meanwhile, back in Gainesville, the Lady Gators gymnastics team beat the visiting NC State Wolfpack 197.45-194.075 in front of a pretty good O'Connell Center crowd.  The Lady Gators are yet to be outscored in a head-to-head meet in 2007 (with one tie going up against the Georgia Gym Dawgs), and even won a Super-Six challenge to begin the season.  I guess there is a reason why they are currently ranked #1.

One big note on the evening was a perfect 10.0 score for the Gators' Melanie Sinclair coming on the uneven bars.  This made UF history, as she became the only gymnast to ever score more than one 10.0 in their career.

And here's the best part -- she's only a (redshirt) freshman.

The baseball game against George Washington scheduled for 6:30 last night was rained out, and will be made up today as part of a double-header out at McKethan Stadium.  Game one will begin at 2 pm, the time when the Saturday game was originally scheduled for.  Game two will begin 40 minutes after the ending of the first matchup.

The Gators are returning home after a victorious trip to Tampa, where they beat the USF Bulls 10-5.  In their last full series they lost two of three to the Kent State Golden Flashes.  They need to bounce back in this series against the visiting Colonials.

And that about sums up the news surrounding UF athletics right now.  Of course you can always check out the Gators official site, Gatorzone to get full scoops on what's happening.

Go Gators!