Congratulations to the home team, the UCF Knights Men’s Basketball Team took on (and overcame) the #16 ranked Florida Gators tonight. While we’re huge Gator fans, even we can recognize a great effort when we see one. Over 13,000 fans cheered as UCF led Florida in a 57-54 victory.
Michael Jordan's son Marcus is a leader for the Golden Knights.
The two teams met in the Florida Citrus Sports Shoot Out and had the honor of playing the first collegiate game in the new Amway Center. This is actually a second for the Gators. Back in 1988, they also had the honor of playing in the first collegiate game in the old Amway Arena. Top 5 editor Bess Auer was a cheerleader at that game and remembers it well. “We lost to Stanford,” she sighed. “I guess the Gators and Amway just don’t go well together.”
Perhaps not, but the Golden Knights sure do…congrats!
Okay, for those of you not paying attention, the Top 5 is firmly in the University of Florida camp… BIG TIME! And, although we’re having a miserable football season, we still proudly rise to the in-state rivalry of Florida vs. Florida State.
So, we’re going with the Gators today… at least until half-time when we’ll re-evaluate the score! Ha!
And, Rivalry Weekend extends to round ball as well, with the Gators and Seminoles meeting up tomorrow at 7:30 pm on FSN/Sun Sports. And, while we searched for a decent video featuring both teams, we just couldn’t find one, so you’re stuck with a totally awesome Gator Basketball video. You Seminoles are welcome to either grin and bear it or post a link to your own in the comments below. 🙂