Playmaker Tre Mann declares for NBA, says goodbye to Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida point guard Tre Mann, the program's best one-on-one playmaker since Jason Williams more than two decades ago, is leaving school early and turning pro. Mann is expected to hire an agent and does not intend to return to college. His four consecutive 20-plus-point games matched the longest streak by a Florida player over the past 25 years (Nick Calathes, Matt Walsh). “Thank you to all my teammates who shared the Gator uniform with me for the last two seasons. He ended up returning to Florida and becoming the team's best player following Keyontae Johnson's collapse in early December.
Sweet 16 bound: No. 15 seed Oral Roberts tops Florida 81-78
Oral Roberts won 81-78. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS – Dunk City, say hello to Max Abmas and soaring Oral Roberts. The Oral Roberts fans inside Indiana Farmers Coliseum chanted “Cinderella” during a wild celebration after the victory. “Dunk City” ousted San Diego State in the second round before losing to Florida in the Sweet 16. SMART FOULOne of the biggest decisions of the game came with 3:11 left after Oral Roberts pulled within 76-75.
Florida vs. Oral Roberts: How to watch, stream, listen
Oral Roberts upended the South Region with its 75-72 overtime win over Ohio State on Friday, earning a second-round game on Sunday against No. Few expected to see a close battle between Oral Roberts and Ohio State, much less the Golden Eagles becoming the ninth 15 seed to win a tournament game. The last win by a 15 seed came in 2016, when Middle Tennessee State beat Michigan State. Oral Roberts (17-10) won its first NCAA Tournament game since 1974 against Louisville. The Mean Green advanced with their first NCAA Tournament win, 78-69 over No.
Short-handed Florida outlasts Virginia Tech in NCAA opener
10 seed Virginia Tech 75-70 in a first-round game on Friday. He finished with 30 points and scored the final 12 of regulation for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech hit 5 of its first 10 3-point attempts, but made just two the rest of the way. Virginia Tech coach Mike Young said he considered keeping Aluma on the bench to start overtime. AdHINKLE'S LIGHTThe first NCAA Tournament game at Hinkle Fieldhouse in 81 years was rife with history, nostalgia and ... sunlight.
The Latest: 12th-seeded Oregon State upsets No. 5 Tennessee
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):___6:50 p.m.Another first-round upset as 12th-seeded Oregon State defeated No. 9 seed Georgia Tech 71-60 on Friday to mark a triumphant return to the NCAA Tournament. Senior guard Bubba Parham, who is 5-10, got the start instead as Georgia Tech went with a guard-heavy look. AdIllinois will face eighth-seeded Loyola Chicago or ninth-seeded Georgia Tech in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Sunday. Ad___2:10 p.m.Players from several NCAA Tournament teams took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before their first-round games.
Florida vs. Virginia Tech: How to watch, stream, listen
[TRENDING: Fire destroys former US Rep’s home | FDLE: Principal rigged homecoming votes | Can employer make you get vaccine?] AdUF is the only SEC team to make every NCAA Tournament since 2017The Gators earned a No. In Florida’s last game, the Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Gators in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. In Virginia Tech’s last game, the North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Hokies in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. The winner of the Florida vs. Virginia Tech game will play against the winner of the Ohio State vs.
Short-handed Florida stuns No. 6 Tennessee 75-49
Florida guard Tre Mann (1) and Tennessee guard Davonte Gaines (0) compete for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Noah Locke scored 14 points, Tyree Appleby added 13 and short-handed Florida stunned No. 6 Tennessee 75-49 on Tuesday night. Guard Scottie Lewis (COVID-19 protocols) and forward Colin Castleton (ankle) missed the game. But forward Omar Payne, starting for the first time in nearly a year, finished with nine points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots for Florida (7-4, 4-3 Southeastern Conference).
Next Level: Mann steps up with solid effort against Kentucky
This weeks Next Level looks at former local standouts Tre Mann, Lawson Schumacher and Kayla BettsFreshman seasons often are filled with ups and downs. Mann matched his season high of 13 points on Saturday in a 65-59 loss to nationally powerhouse Kentucky at Rupp Arena. For the season, Mann is averaging 5.5 points per game and is shooting 36 percent. Through 13 games, Schumacher is hitting .375 with three homers and 15 RBIs. In 3 2/3 innings, Betts didnt allow a hit or a walk, while striking out eight.dailycommercial.com
Next Level: Niblack eschews flash for blue-collar production
This weeks Next Level features the performances of former local standouts Kari Niblack (Wildwood), Tre Mann (The Villages) and Kelley Joiner Jr. (South Lake)Kari Niblack is a blue-collar basketball player. Niblack, a 6-foot-1 sophomore forward, has already established a reputation as one of the toughest players in the country. This season, Niblack is off to a solid start with the Mountaineers, who sport a 3-0 record heading into Thursdays game against Coppin State. Following his senior season, Mann was selected to play in two of the countrys top postseason games the prestigious McDonalds All-American game and Jordan Brand Classic. For the season, Joiner has played in nine games and run for 226 yards on 45 carries.dailycommercial.com