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Kick-off time announced for Orange & Blue Debut spring game: The Gators will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. in The Swamp. The game will be televised by the SEC Network. The date of Florida’s annual spring game scrimmage had been announced previously as Friday, April 7, but no time had been given. Florida’s baseball team also has a home game that evening at 5:00 p.m. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Will Pantages, Florida Gators; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)
Gators get record setting win over Auburn: Defense was optional in Florida men’s basketball’s 114-95 trouncing of the Tigers. The Gators set a school record for most points scored in an SEC game once they hit 108 points. The previous record had been a 107-104 double overtime victory at Mississippi State in 1975. Last night’s win was Florida’s seventh in a row. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)
The last time the Gators had 2 100+ point wins in a season was the 2005-2006 season. That was a good year.— Gators M-Basketball (@GatorsMBK) February 15, 2017
Gator softball jumps to No. 1 in both polls: Florida started their season 5-0 last weekend with wins over then-No. 6 Michigan and then-No. 24/25 USF. The Gators, who were previously ranked No. 3/4, move to the top spot in both the USA Today/NFCA Coaches' poll and the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)
Florida softball faces Jacksonville: The Gators are on the road again, taking on the Dolphins in Jacksonville at 6:00 p.m. tonight. Florida opens home play this weekend. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)
Gators pick up two relay titles on first day of SEC Championships: Florida swept both the men’s 200 medley relay and 800 free relay - which were the only two swimming events of the day. Caeleb Dressel split an absurd 17.90 on his freestyle leg, becoming only the second man to split sub-18 seconds on a relay. (Layne Weitzel, Florida Gators)
Florida gymnasts Alicia Boren and Alex McMurty receive SEC weekly honors: Both received honors for the second time this season, and their distinctions this week are identical to the ones bestowed upon them on January 24. Boren was named the SEC Gymnast of the Week while McMurty was honored as SEC Specialist of the Week. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)
Delicia Washington named SEC Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week: It is the second time that Washington has received the nod this season. She leads all SEC freshman in scoring and steals, and posted her first career double-double against Alabama on Sunday. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)
Grant Holloway named SEC Men’s Freshman of the Week: It is the third weekly SEC honor for the Florida hurdler, jumper, and sprinter. Holloway retook his 60-meter hurdles national lead at Friday's Tyson Invitational with a time of 7.58 seconds, tying the collegiate record holder for the second-fastest time by a Division I freshman since 2002. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)
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