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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball sweeps series with Miami

Break out the brooms.

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Florida baseball sweeps Miami: The Gators’ starting pitchers allowed just one run in 22 innings against the Hurricanes this weekend. On Friday, the Gators emerged with a 1-0 win, with Alex Faedo pitching a career high 8 23 scoreless innings. Florida shut out Miami again on Saturday, 2-0, with Brady Singer tossing a career high 11 strike-outs. The Gators capped off the sweep of the series on Sunday with a 6-2 victory over the ‘Canes. Florida swept Miami for the first time since 2012. (Florida Gators)

Gator softball goes 5-0 in Diamond 9 Citrus Classic: Florida started Citrus Classic action by picking up a pair of victories on Friday - the Gators shut out Syracuse, 2-0, and Fordham, 4-0. Florida notched two more back-to-back wins on Saturday - a 2-1 victory in ten innings over Liberty and an 11-0 plastering of Elon. On Sunday, the Gators ended play in the tournament by recording their sixth shutout in seven games, with a 5-0 triumph over Lehigh. Florida is now 15-1 on the season. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Thoughts on Florida’s 76-66 loss to Kentucky: On Malik Monk’s huge second half against the Gators, KeVaughn Allen and Justin Leon playing well, Florida’s SEC tournament seeding, and that Isaiah Briscoe/KeVaughn Allen interaction. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Gators can’t let Kentucky loss linger: Florida has two regular season opponents left - Arkansas and Vanderbilt. The Razorbacks, who have won five straight, come to Gainesville on Wednesday for the Gators’ Senior Night and home finale. The loss to the Wildcats broke Florida’s nine-game win streak, which started after Florida’s January 22 loss to Vanderbilt. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

UF gymnastics vanquishes Missouri: No. 3 Florida bested the No. 13 Tigers, 197.90 - 196.75, with four Gators scoring marks of 9.975 or better. Alex McMurty earned her second 10.0 of the season - this time for her debut floor exercise routine. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators; Jim Harvin, Gainesville Sun)

Florida women’s basketball wins home finale: The Gators had a happy Senior Day, defeating Georgia at home 65-58. It was Florida’s first home win over the Bulldogs since 2012. (Florida Gators)

Women’s SEC basketball tournament bracket released: Florida will be the No. 11 seed in the 2017 Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Gators face 14-seed Arkansas on Wednesday, March 1. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

Gator track and field results at SEC Indoor Championships: On the first day of competition, KeAndre Bates won the long jump title, the 14th in school history. Saturday’s events saw Florida add three more individual men’s titles and break the 4x400 school relay record by nearly a full second. The Gator women collected three second place event titles. Florida’s men’s team finished tied for third overall, and the women’s team finished eighth overall. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

Florida men’s tennis falls to Ohio State: The No. 10 Gators were unable to pull out a win against the No. 2 Buckeyes. Florida begins SEC play next. (Kelsey Bibik, Florida Gators)

Gator lacrosse defeats USC at home: The No. 4 Gators dispatched the No. 3 Trojans, 15-10, on Friday night. Florida now hits the road, taking on Jacksonville tonight at 7:00 p.m. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)

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