Baseball – vs. LSU – March 24, 2017
It was a slow start Friday evening, when the Gators faced the Tigers in Gainesville for the first SEC Tournament game of the season.
It was until JJ Schwarz, hit the ball to left field at the bottom of the 6th inning allowing teammate, Deacon Liput to run to home base and give Florida a 1-0 lead against LSU. Gator fans cheered in excitement, but it was short lived as neither team was able to score in the last three innings.
Basketball – vs. Wisconsin – March 24, 2017
On late Friday evening, the Gators faced the Badgers in New York City for the Sweet 16 tournament in March Madness.
It was a toss up game, with no definite winner as Florida and Wisconsin were forced to go into overtime with the score ending at 81-81 in the regulation. Wisconsin was leading in OT, until Chris Chiozza took a chance and shot a 3-pointer at the final buzzer, sending Gator fans into a frenzy.
Florida would move onto the Elite 8 against South Carolina on Sunday.
The top three leaders of the game were Kevaughn Allen, scoring 35 points, Kevarrius Hayes, 8 points, and Chris Chiozza, 8 points.
Baseball – vs. LSU – March 25, 2017
This game was much more exciting than Friday’s as the Gators faced the Tigers again for the SEC tournament.
It started early at the bottom of the 2nd inning with the Gators, when JJ Schwarz advanced to home base due to teammate, Christian Hicks, getting hit by the pitcher.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Nelson Maldonado singled to center field, allowing Deacon Liput to go to home base.
The Tigers only score was at the top of the 4th inning when Josh Smith grounded out to second base, and Antoine Duplantis scored.
The Gators continued to score in the 5th, 7th and three times in the 8th.
Baseball – vs. LSU – March 26, 2017
It was the Tigers game on Sunday when they faced the Gators in Gainesville. Florida looked promising, scoring at the bottom of the 3rd, 4th, twice in the 5th and the 7th.
However, LSU shined after halftime, scoring at the top of the 6th, three times in the 8th and twice in the 9th.
This did not stop the Gators, however, from winning the series versus the Tigers.
Basketball – vs. South Carolina – March 26, 2017
70-77, South Carolina
The Gators returned to New York City to compete in the Elite 8 tournament of March Madness against the Gamecocks.
It was a tough game to watch as the 2nd quarter was heading towards an end. Florida had taken the lead at the end of the 1st with 40-33 against South Carolina. However, the pressure became too much for the team and South Carolina stacked up the points towards the end.
This lost would eliminate the Gators from March Madness, but Gator fans poured their thank you’s for such a great season.
The top three leaders of the game were Justin Leon, scoring 18 points, KeVaughn Allen, 13 points, and Kasey Hill, 11 points.