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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball drops consecutive games to Florida Gulf Coast

The Gators’ offensive woes continued in their second game with the Eagles.

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Florida baseball drops second game to Florida Gulf Coast, 3-2: The Gators pick up another midweek loss, falling to FGCU in back-to-back outings. Florida (10-4) was unable to rally against the Eagles (12-2), who held a 3-1 advantage much of the game. The Gators took a 1-0 lead in the first but were unable to mount an attempt at an offensive comeback until the ninth. A diving catch by FGCU eliminated Florida’s chance to tie the game. The Gators host a three-game series with Seton Hall this weekend. (Florida Gators; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Thoughts on Florida men’s basketball’s postseason: On Mike White being named SEC Coach of the Year, the SEC tournament, Kasey Hill, and John Egbunu undergoing surgery. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Gators could possibly slip to a No. 5 seed: ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi has Florida as a four seed currently, playing in Orlando, but posits that the there is some potential for the Gators to drop a spot if they lose their opening SEC tournament game on Friday. He also goes on to explain that such a drop would depend on how other four and five seeds fared, and notes that Florida is still in a strong position to receive its presently projected seeding. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Canyon Barry, SEC’s Sixth Man of the Year: Barry explains that he didn’t envision being a sixth man at Florida, that he cherishes the award and the role he was given, and that he is thankful to be acknowledged for his sacrifice. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

An in-depth look at the Barry basketball family, and their famous granny free throw shot: Prepare to hear even more about this as the Gators move on in the post-season. (David Gardner, Sports Illustrated)

On Florida’s point guard play: Mike White is forcing Kasey Hill to run each time he turns the ball over in practice this week. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Ronni Williams named to AP All-SEC Team: The senior became the first Gator in program history to lead the SEC in points per league game this past season. Williams was also voted First-Team All-SEC by conference coaches. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

Florida lacrosse dispatches Loyola, 15-5: The No. 3 Gators held the Greyhounds to just 16 shots and five goals. Florida also forced Loyola into 17 turnovers. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)

SEC men’s basketball tournament updates: For those of you keeping score at home, yesterday the league opened tourney play with No. 12 seed Mississippi State defeating No. 13 seed LSU, 79-52. (Will Sammon, Clarion-Ledger) Then, the No. 14 seed Missouri Tigers bested No. 11 Auburn in overtime, 86-83, on account of the buzzer beating shot posted below. (Tod Palmer, Kansas City Star; Bill C, Rock M Nation)

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