On a Mission: Your Sweet-16 Headquarters
Donovan will hope to cut the nets in Arlington
Donovan will hope to cut the nets in Arlington
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Posted Mar 29, 2013


The last three seasons have been great for Florida Basketball. Yet, there has been something missing at the end of the journey. The Gators made it to the Elite-Eight the last two seasons and they are one step away from that now. However, their mission is to go beyond that mark knowing they have to stay focused along the way. Here is everything you need to know about the next stop on the journey.

Here is your full coverage of the week leading up to the Florida - FGCU basketball game.

The Gators are looking to make the Final Four for the first time since 2007, while just being a basket short for the last two seasons.

In their way is Cinderella in the form of the Eagles who have the full attention of the country and will be the crowd favorite in a big way in Arlington Friday night.

Who: #3 Seed Florida (28-7) Vs. #15 Seed FGCU (27-10)
Where: Arlington, Texas; Cowboys Stadium
When: Fri. March 29, approximately 10 pm.
Television: TBS

Florida Probable Starters

G- Kenny Boynton (SR, 6-2, 190) (Avg-12 pts., 3 reb, 3 ast.)
G- Mike Rosario (SR, 6-3, 183) (12.5 pts., 2.5 reb.)
G- Scottie Wilbekin (JR, 6-2, 176) (9.2 pts., 5.0 ast.)
F- Erik Murphy (SR, 6-10, 238) (12.8 pts, 5.5 reb)
C- Patric Young (JR, 6-9, 249) (10.3 pts, 6.5 reb)

Key Reserves
F- Will Yeguete (JR, 6-7, 240,) (5.3 pts, 5.7 reb)
F- Casey Prather (JR, 6-6, 208) (6.0 pts, 3.7 reb.)
G- Michael Frazier (FR, 6-4, 200) (5.8 pts, 3.8 reb)

FGCU Probable Starters

G- Sherwood Brown (SR, 6-4, 200) (15.6 pts, 6.6 reb)
G- Bernard Thompson (SO, 6-3, 166) (14.5 pts, 4.5 reb)
G- Brett Comer (SO, 6-3, 192) (8.1 pts, 6.6 ast)
F- Chase Fieler (JR, 6-8, 205) (12.1 pts, 5.4 reb)
F- Eric McKnight (JR, 6-9, 210) (6.6 pts, 4.5 reb.)

Key Reserves
G- Christopher Varidel (JR, 6-2, 170) (6.1 pts)
F- Eddie Murray (SR, 6-8, 205) (3.8 pts, 3.1 reb)
F- Flip Cvjeticanin (SO, 6-9, 218) (3.7 pts, 2.2 reb)
G- DaJuan Graf (FR, 6-0, 170) (2.4 pts)

Here are the articles we have posted this week leading up to the game.

FGCU believes Gators won't take them serious
Donovan Talks FGCU
Gators use missed opportunities as motivation
FGCU coach wants team to embrace success
State of Florida basketball on a high note
Adversity making backcourt pair stronger
Donovan knew in preseason FGCU was good

Here are the Gators during the open practice session on Thursday. near the end of the video you can see how they are surprised by the scoreboard that runs over the floor and is longer and wider than the court itself.



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