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Chomping at Bits: Florida set for 9:59 p.m. Friday tip off with Wisconsin

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The Gators and the Badgers battle in the Sweet Sixteen.

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Gators vs. Badgers to tip off on Friday, March 24, at 9:59 p.m.: Florida faces Wisconsin in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament in Madison Square Garden. The game will be televised on TBS. The Gators arrive in New York after knocking off Virginia, while the Badgers advance after a 65-62 win over defending national champion Villanova. (Gainesville Sun)

Sweet Sixteen ticket information announced: If you are so inclined to make the trip to see the Gators in Madison Square Garden. (Denver Parler, Florida Gators)

Thoughts on Florida’s 66-39 win over Virginia: On those predictions of Florida’s early tournament demise, the flourishing Devin Robinson, and valuable minutes from Gorjok Gak. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Justin Leon has one of his best games against Cavaliers: Leon finished the game with his first career double-double. (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Auburn sweeps series with Florida baseball: The Gators struggled offensively all weekend against the Tigers. Florida kicked off the series, and SEC play, with a lopsided 14-3 loss on Friday. In Saturday’s pitching duel, the Tigers eked out a 2-1 win to clinch the series. Florida continued their road struggles, and despite some early improvement on offense on Sunday, was unable to pick up a win over the Tigers. Auburn won that game, 6-5. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Gator softball sweeps series with Gamecocks: Florida started the weekend off by blanking the Gamecocks, 6-0, on Friday. The Gators followed that up with a series-clinching victory on Saturday, besting South Carolina, 13-1, in five innings. Florida then closed out their offensively impressive weekend with a 10-0 rout on Sunday. In the series finale, Delanie Gourley and Aleshia Ocasio pitched the fifth combined no-hitter in Florida softball history. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Gator gymnastics finishes second at SEC Championships: LSU took the SEC meet title, with Florida finishing second. Those results mirrored the regular-season SEC championship ones. The Tigers finished with a score of 198.075, while the Gators earned a 197.825, their third-highest total of the season and their road high in 2017. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

Florida men’s golf wins Schenkel Invitational: The Gators picked up their fourth title of the year on Sunday. (Turner F. Street, Florida Gators)

UF women’s tennis splits the weekend: On Friday, Florida’s record 163 game home win streak was finally snapped. No. 1 Florida fell to No. 6 Georgia, 4-1. The loss was only the Gators’ second ever at home to an SEC team. Florida’s previous lone home SEC loss was also to Georgia, in 2002. But the Gators rebounded on Sunday, defeating No. 19 Tennessee, 4-0, at home. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

Florida lacrosse picks up first Big East conference win: The Gators easily topped the UConn Huskies, 20-10. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)

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