Gatornationals roars into Gainesville, SEC Tournament hoops, top ranked Gator baseball wins and more in our Thursday Sports Update…
** The NHRA Gatornationals begins today and runs through the weekend at Gainesville Raceway. Thousands will be on hand to watch the best in NHRA compete.
** The Gator men’s basketball team plays in the SEC Tournament today at 1 against Alabama. Florida’s postseason hopes could hinge on whether or not it wins today.
** In the SEC Tournament last night, Auburn downs Mississippi State 74-68 and South Carolina beats Missouri 63-54. Auburn now plays Texas A&M while Carolina takes on Ole Miss.
** The top ranked Gator baseball team beats Fairfield 6-1 Wednesday to move to 16-2 on the year; next is the SEC opener against Tennessee on Friday.
** Gator women’s basketball coach Amanda Butler has been given a contract extension through 2019. Butler has averaged 19 wins a season during her eight year tenure but won just 13 this past year.
** In the NBA, Orlando loses 97-91 to Milwaukee and Miami downs Brooklyn 104-98.