Hawthorne High School’s boys basketball team plays for a state title, SEC hoops, UF Pro Day announced and more in our Wednesday Sports Update…
** Coach Greg Bowie and his Hawthorne High School boys basketball team plays for a state title today in Lakeland against Chipley in Class 1A. The Hornets advanced yesterday with a 57-40 win over Crescent City.
** The Florida men’s basketball team drops two games below .500 after losing to lowly Missouri 64-52 Tuesday night. The Tigers had lost 13 straight league games before beating the Gators, who next host Tennessee Saturday.
** In other SEC action, Arkansas is now in second place in the league by beating Texas A&M 81-75; LSU tops Auburn 84-61 and Alabama beats South Carolina 59-51. Tonight, Kentucky plays Mississippi State and Georgia plays Ole Miss.
** The Gator baseball team is now 7-1 after beating Florida Atlantic 10-8 last night in Jupiter, Florida; up next a home weekend series against Stony Brook.
** The Florida softball team takes a 16-0 record into a game today with UCF at home at 6 pm.
** Pro Day at the University of Florida, where NFL scouts and coaches come to evaluate Florida’s draft eligible talent is usually held in March but this year it will be held on April 7.