The midweek doldrums have already arrived as we have just two teams to report on for today’s Gators News. The women’s basketball team got back on the winning track on Monday night while the softball team plays the final of its three-game fall intrasquad exhibition series on Tuesday. Otherwise, things look to be pretty slow for the next few days until the weekend returns and the football team takes the field. For now, here is a look at what is happening in Florida sports.
🐊 𝐆𝐀𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐒 𝐖𝐈𝐍 🐊
— Gators Women’s Basketball (@GatorsWBK) November 15, 2021
The women’s basketball team broke out of its weekend funk at the Preseason NIT by beating the Wofford Terriers, 61-47, to finish the tournament with a 1-2 mark and a 2-2 overall record. Kiara Smith and Lavender Briggs once again led the way, scoring 13 and 12, respectively, as the team shot 43% from the floor while holding their opponents just 34%.
Next up for the Lady Gators are the Grambling State Tigers, who visit the O’Connell Center on Friday, with tipoff scheduled for 6 p.m. EST.
The stage is set for the Orange & Blue Series Finale‼️ Series is tied 1-1 #GoGators
🗓 Nov. 16
⏰ 4:15 PM
🏟 Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium
🎟 Free Admission
🥤🍿 Bring Your Own Snacks pic.twitter.com/41qN6F3lsP
— Gators Softball (@GatorsSB) November 15, 2021
The final intrasquad exhibition for the softball team is slated for Tuesday afternoon at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The Orange and Blue teams are knotted at one apiece, with today’s rubber match starting at 4:30 p.m. EST.
Around the Swamp
Does CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm think the Gators will reach bowl eligibility?: Florida needs to win one of its final two games against Missouri and Florida State to clinch a fourth-straight bowl appearance.
Florida takes another tumble but still ranks shockingly high in ESPN’s FPI: The win moved the Gators back to .500 on the season, but it’s hard to view this season as anything other than a massive disappointment.
SEC Power Rankings: How far will Florida fall this season?: Florida had an embarrassing performance against FCS Samford this week.
Gators hoops jump into AP Top 25 after big win against Florida State: They are now the No. 24 team in the country while FSU has fallen out of the top 25.
It's great to be a Florida Gator!
— Gators Baseball (@GatorsBB) November 15, 2021