Lots of sports today in our Wednesday Sports Update…
** The Florida lacrosse team opens its home season today with a game against Jacksonville University. Florida lost its season opener 20-8 at number one ranked North Carolina last weekend.
** Gator softball opens its home season today also against Jacksonville. Florida has started the season 6-0.
** In SEC men’s basketball, Alabama gets a much needed 67-64 home win over Ole Miss. Tonight, Auburn hosts Kentucky, Vanderbilt is at South Carolina; Texas A&M hosts LSU and Georgia is at Mississippi State.
** In girls basketball, some local teams advance in the playoffs. Hawthorne, PK Yonge, and Chiefland get wins while the season comes to a close for Gainesville High, Eastside, Santa Fe and Williston.
** The Miami Heat knock off Phoenix 103-97 as Lebron James scores 37 points. The Heat are at Golden State tonight while Orlando hosts Memphis.
** The Winter Olympics roll on today in Sochi with skiing, speed skating, curling and hockey among the highlights of the day.