Solar Bears get 4-3 shootout road victory over Everblades, need just two points to clinch playoff berth

Troy Bourke tallied the shootout-winner and Clint Windsor made 33 saves to lift the Orlando Solar Bears to a 4-3 shootout win over the Florida Everblades on Saturday night at Hertz Arena, moving Orlando to within two points of clinching its third consecutive trip to the postseason. The victory… Source: sports

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Gators can't stop potent Michigan, fall in second round of NCAA Tournament

While Florida hustled and defended with its season on the line, Michigan used Saturday’s NCAA Tournament second-round match-up to show it was Sweet 16-worthy yet again. The No. 2 seed Wolverines (30-6) stifled coach Mike White’s Gators inside a sold-out Wells Fargo Arena, 64-49, ending Florida’s… Source: sports

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UCF focusing on more than just Tacko Fall matchup with Duke star Zion Williamson

The last thing the UCF Knights want is for a circus act to break out in the middle of their NCAA Tournament. One of the popular storylines heading into their second-round matchup versus No. 1 Duke is the possibility of a one-on-one confrontation between the Blue Devils’ irresistible force — high-flying… Source: sports

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Florida State rolls to win over Murray State, advances to Sweet 16

Block out the noise and just play. That’s what the Florida State Seminoles had to do during their ACC Tournament matchups against the top-seeded Virginia team and a potent Duke squad that features one of the most heralded players in the country. It prepared them well for the Big Dance. No. 4 seed… Source: sports

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UCF coach Johnny Dawkins now must try to deconstruct Duke dynasty he helped build | Commentary

If you had to choose the two most most important figures responsible for building the Duke Blue Devils into the most dominant, dynamic, dynastic program in the modern era of college basketball, who would they be? One of them, of course, would be Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. But the other would have… Source: sports

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After NCAA win over VCU, UCF basketball, like football, is putting Knights on national map | Commentary

The football team put UCF’s brand on the map during the last two euphoric seasons, but the historic time finally came on Friday night for the basketball team to fill in that map with its own color, personality and identity. That was the edict Knights senior guard B.J. Taylor issued heading into… Source: sports

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UCF rolls past VCU, earns first NCAA Tournament win in school history

Leave Your Legacy. That’s been the motto of the UCF men’s basketball team this season. On Friday night, the legacy of seniors such as B.J. Taylor and Tacko Fall was cemented as they helped secure the program’s first ever victory in the NCAA Tournament. Two of the UCF’s biggest strengths — defense… Source: sports

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Magic rally for a dramatic 123-119 overtime victory against Grizzlies amid playoff push

Amway Center hasn’t seen an NBA playoff game since 2012. Friday night sure felt like one. Terrence Ross scored 31 points and Evan Fournier scored seven of his 27 points in overtime as the Orlando Magic rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to earn a 123-119 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. … Source: sports

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UCF women can't keep pace with Arizona State, fall 60-45 in NCAA Tournament opener

Courtney Ekmark scored 15 of her game-high 20 points in the second half as fifth-seeded Arizona State beat 12th-seeded UCF 60-45 on Friday night in a Portland Region first-round game. Ekmark opened the game with a 3-pointer, then opened the second half with a pair of 3s. Those two quickly turned… Source: sports

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Fate of Gators' Sweet 16 dreams depend on defensive showdown with No. 2 seed Michigan

Florida coach Mike White was blunt assessing his squad’s shortcomings ahead of its NCAA Tournament second-round matchup. After almost blowing an 18-point second-half lead in Thursday’s opener against Nevada and getting comfortable with gutting out win-or-go-home games, the No. 10 seed Gators won’t… Source: sports

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