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Each Game Is Precious For Chris Richard

NEW ORLEANS --- Every time he suits up, whether it's for practice or a game, Chris Richard makes it a point to absorb everything and file it in an already close to full memory bank. Four years at the University of Florida have passed too quickly and now there is a sense of urgency. Each game, each practice could be his last so he tries to squeeze everything he can out of each moment.

At most, Richard has five more games remaining in his career as a Gator. The choice is one loss that ends it all --- a most unacceptable proposition --- or five more wins. Obviously, he will take the five wins. He will have a chance to get one more Sunday afternoon when the Gators (30-5) take on Purdue (22-11) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at New Orleans Arena (2:20 EDT, CBS TV...

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