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  • Dave George: Scottie Wilbekin shows he's Florida's catalyst

    ORLANDO, Fla. Bill Belichick and Mike Tomlin were in the Amway Center stands for Saturday's NCAA tournament game between top-seeded Florida and snarly Pittsburgh. No doubt the two NFL coaches were drawn to the promise of bodies slamming into each other...
  • Blake Bortles draft coverage has given UCF more exposure than Fiesta Bowl

     Blake Bortles draft coverage has given UCF more exposure than Fiesta Bowl
    Running off at the typewriter … Going to the Fiesta Bowl and beating Baylor gave UCF tons of national exposure, but the coverage of potential No. 1 pick Blake Bortles leading up to the NFL Draft has been even more of a boon for UCF's football...
  • Mark Story: Caoch Gregg Marshall keeps Wichita State marching up the mountain

    ST. LOUIS There is a well-beaten path to becoming a head coach working the sidelines of an NCAA Tournament game as hyped as Sunday's matchup between unbeaten Wichita State and pre-season No. 1 Kentucky. That route is not how Gregg Marshall got here. A...
  • Mark Whicker: Dayton brings balance to Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. At last there's a theme for USC's 2013-14 men's basketball highlight film. We Beat Dayton. That's right. The Flyers have stunned their way into Saturday's NCAA South Regional final against top-ranked Florida. The same Flyers lost, at...
  • Mark Whicker: College basketball's temporary workers will watch the upperclassmen this week

    For all but nine of the 80 remaining starters, the Year of the Freshman is over. Jabari Parker packs up. Tyler Ennis goes home. Andrew Wiggins, who never really arrived at Kansas' game with Stanford last Sunday, checks off the "one year in college" box....
  • UCLA set on reversing recent history against Florida

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. Steve Alford, UCLA's first-year men's basketball coach, is new to the program. But he's got some old business to deal with in Thursday's NCAA Tournament game against Florida (8:45 p.m.). The Bruins (28-8), the No. 4 seed in the South...
  • UCLA just didn't have enough at the end

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. For three weeks, they stood as tall as anyone. For three weeks, since their disastrous loss to Washington State to the regular season, UCLA was the best team it could be. It coasted through two-thirds of the Pac-12 Tournament and knocked...
  • Gator seniors overcame summer of adversity to earn last shot at Final Four

    Gator seniors overcame summer of adversity to earn last shot at Final Four
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Last spring in wake of another Elite Eight disappointment, UF center Patric Young set aside personal gain and a chance to fulfill a lifelong NBA dream without giving it a second thought. To have one more shot to reach the Final...
  • Billy Donovan's Gators are Cinderella's worst nightmare

    Billy Donovan's Gators are Cinderella's worst nightmare
    MEMPHIS — Sorry, Cinderella, the party's almost over. Take off that ballroom gown, put on your tattered old dress, retrieve your mop and pail and get back to work. Once again, the No. 1-ranked Florida Gators are on the verge of snuffing out...
  • Pittsburgh expects a lot of different looks from No. 1 Florida

    ORLANDO, Fla. Pittsburgh is a low turnover team, traditionally, and the Panthers pride themselves on taking care of the basketball and making good passes and good decisions. In their 77-48 victory Thursday against Colorado, the Panthers had only three...
  • What does Gators shooting guard Michael Frazier II do for an encore?

    What does Gators shooting guard Michael Frazier II do for an encore?
    What can Michael Frazier II do for an encore after his record-setting 3-point shooting performance at South Carolina? Coach Billy Donovan hopes the sophomore shooting guard does not try too much for the top-ranked Gators on Saturday at home against...
  • Gators look to go 18-0 in SEC play with a win against Kentucky

    Gators look to go 18-0 in SEC play with a win against Kentucky
    The script could not have been written any better for the top-ranked Florida Gators entering their final regular-season game. The stakes and the setting do not get much bigger or louder than they will at noon Saturday when Kentucky visits the O'...