Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball drops consecutive games to Florida Gulf Coast

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Florida baseball drops second game to Florida Gulf Coast, 3-2: The Gators pick up another midweek loss, falling to FGCU in back-to-back outings. Florida (10-4) was unable to rally against the Eagles (12-2), who held a 3-1 advantage much of the game. The Gators took a 1-0 lead in the first but were unable to mount an attempt at an offensive comeback until the ninth. A diving catch by FGCU eliminated Florida’s chance to tie the game. The Gators host a three-game series with Seton Hall this weekend. ( Florida Gators ; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun ; Ryan Young, SEC Country )

Thoughts on Florida men’s basketball’s postseason: On Mike White being named SEC Coach of the Year, the SEC tournament, Kasey Hill, and John Egbunu undergoing surgery. ( Chris Harry, Florida Gators )

Gators could possibly slip to a No. 5 seed: ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi has Florida as a four seed currently, playing in Orlando, but posits that the there is some potential for the Gators to drop a spot if they lose their opening SEC tournament game on Friday. He also goes on to explain that such a drop would depend on how other four and five seeds fared, and notes that Florida is still in a strong position to receive its presently projected seeding. ( Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun ; Ryan Young, SEC Country )

Canyon Barry, SEC’s Sixth Man of the Year: Barry explains that he didn’t envision being a sixth man at Florida, that he cherishes the award and the role he was given, and that he is thankful to be acknowledged for his sacrifice. ( Ryan Young, SEC Country )

An in-depth look at the Barry basketball family, and their famous granny free throw shot: Prepare to hear even more about this as the Gators move on in the post-season. ( David Gardner, Sports Illustrated )

On Florida’s point guard play: Mike White is forcing Kasey Hill to run each time he turns the ball over in practice this week. ( Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun )

Ronni Williams named to AP All-SEC Team: The senior became the first Gator in program history to lead the SEC in points per league game this past season. Williams was also voted First-Team All-SEC by conference coaches. ( Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators )

Florida lacrosse dispatches Loyola, 15-5: The No. 3 Gators held the Greyhounds to just 16 shots and five goals. Florida also forced Loyola into 17 turnovers. ( Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators )

SEC men’s basketball tournament updates: For those of you keeping score at home, yesterday the league opened tourney play with No. 12 seed Mississippi State defeating No. 13 seed LSU, […]