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Chomping at Bits: The wake of Florida's loss to Kentucky, other Gators teams thrive

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Florida must play like it did against Kentucky to have any chance of playing in the NCAA Tournament.

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Florida needs to harness intensity for Kentucky against other teams: "If they'd played like that against everyone else..." was on a lot of lips on Saturday night. (Chris Harry, GatorZone)

A Sea of Blue breaks down "gutsy" win: Florida shot better than Kentucky did from the field, and terribly at the line. (Glenn Logan, A Sea of Blue)

Softball finishes perfect opening weekend with Sunday comeback: USF built a 4-1 lead, and the Gators tore it down. (GatorZone)

Stipe Zunic sets school record in indoor shot put: I confess that I have no idea what the difference between indoor and outdoor shot put could be. (Kyle Brutman, The Independent Florida Alligator)

Florida lacrosse takes encouraging loss? I didn't watch, but losing by six at home is not a particularly great beginning to a season, even if the loss was to a top-three team. (Alex Maminakis, The Independent Florida Alligator)

Tennessee rallies to down Gators women's basketball: At least they had to rally. (GatorZone)

Why doesn't Michael Sam have a job? I think this insinuation that teams aren't picking him up because he's gay is probably right, but it might have more to do with the fact that him being gay and unemployed occasions 2,000-word pieces about roster decisions that literally no other free agent but Tim Tebow would require. (Cyd Zeigler, Outsports)

Anthony Davis is taking over: Best basketball player I've ever seen in person. (Paul Flannery, SB Nation)

A remembrance of Dean Smith: It's a little old, but, well, it's Posnanski. (Joe Posnanski)

Your Gators moments of zen:

Oh excuse me. We should have won this game! (Look it's Alex Tyus in the background)

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