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Bittersweet Weekend in Gators Sports

By on March 26th, 2012

It was a bittersweet weekend in Gators sports with lots of highs…and lows…in the space of a few days.

From a positive standpoint, the top ranked Gators gymnastics team won its eighth overall Southeastern Conference title, posting a 197.15 to claim their second conference championship in three years.

The Florida men’s tennis team improved to 10-7 after beating Ole Miss 5-2, while the Gators women’s team improved to 13-1 with their 6-1 victory against Mississippi.

Gators’ freshmen were a big part in the Florida lacrosse team’s 10-8 win against Ohio State. The Gators have now won their past six conference games, going undefeated in ALC play since the start of 2011.

Now, to the heartbreak…the Florida men’s basketball team fell to Louisville in a 68-64 NCAA Tournament loss Saturday after blowing a double digit lead in the second half. Although their season is over, Gators head coach Billy Donovan says the team has really come a long way.

Back to more good news, the Gators men’s swimming and diving team collected 27 All-American honors and finished 8th in the Division I Championships with 157 points to closeout the 2011-12 season.

The Gators men’s and women’s track & field participated in the UCF Invitational on Friday and Saturday, where sophomore thrower Stipe Zunic claimed the men’s javelin title.

Florida’s softball team improved to 29-2 after sweeping the Arkansas Razorbacks with a 5-0 win on Sunday.

And finally, the Gators baseball team claimed its second SEC series with a 5-4 victory on Saturday and will next face in state rival FSU for the second time this year. You can catch all the action Tuesday on Country 103.7 The Gator starting at 7 p.m.

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