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Chomping at Bits: Gators defeat Arkansas, move on in SEC Tournament

Florida defeated Arkansas yesterday to advance in the SEC Tournament, in large part due to the play of Kasey Hill.

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Kasey Hill comes up big for Florida: Hill, who has often been the subject of scorn from Florida fans, scored a season high 18 points as the Gators escaped Arkansas to advance in the SEC Tournament. (Pat Dooley, Gainesville SunOrlando Sentinel)

Gators survive Razorbacks: Florida showed resolve by holding off a second-half rally by Arkansas. The Gators face top-seed Texas A&M today at 1:00 p.m. in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Despite injury, John Egbunu helps Florida defeat Arkansas: Mike White was surprised that Egbunu was able to play as well as he did despite tearing ligaments in his right thumb during Tuesday's practice. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

UF football looking for new leaders: Jim McElwain notes that the leadership of former players like Jake McGee will need to be replaced. One player making a favorable impression at his position is new kicker Eddy Pineiro. Pineiro did not miss a field goal attempt during the first day of spring, including a 58-yarder that he made to end practice. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Bridget Sloan and Florida seniors competing for the last time at O'Connell Center: Florida gymnastics hosts North Carolina tonight in its regular season finale. Sloan, who has seven perfect 10s, is the only gymnast in Florida history to post a perfect 10 in each event, and holds eight of the top 16 all-around scores in school history, will be competing inside the O'Connell Center for the last time. (Graham Hack, Independent Florida AlligatorJim Harvin, Gainesville Sun)

Tim Walton looking for win No. 700 this weekend: The No. 1 Gators' softball team visits No. 3 Auburn for a weekend series, starting tonight. (Brian Lee, Independent Florida Alligator)

Gators' track and field teams competing for NCAA Indoor National Championship: Florida's No. 1 ranked women's team look to earn a national title after finishing fourth last year. The men's team enters the championships ranked No. 3. It is only the second time in the last seven seasons that Florida is not the top-ranked men's team. (Lauren Staff, Independent Florida AlligatorZach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

Florida baseball begins three-game series with Harvard today: The No. 1 Gators are 14-1 and currently on an eight-game win streak. (Gainesville SunJohn Hines, Florida Gators)

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