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Gators Hope To Be Number "UNO"

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT

A Sweet 16 berth was in the cards for the Florida Gators.

No. 3 seed Florida knocked off No. 11 seed Minnesota 78-64 in the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin on Sunday.

The Gators told KEYE TV that behind the scenes they always play the card game UNO when traveling on the road.

On the court they're teammates, but it in the locker room it is more cut-throat.

"You just have to think ahead of the game," freshman guard Braxton Ogbueze said. "They are one step behind me."

It is not just luck behind the hand they have been dealt. They said competition during the card game is stiff.

"That is what we call hard work, this perspiration right here, it's called some dedication," freshman DeVon Walker said poking fun at himself.

The Gators said there is possibly just as much pressure to get a big hand than make a big bucket during a game.

"It's actually a lot of work, but when I was born my mama told me I was going to play UNO for a living," Walker said. "So, I think of myself as the Floyd Mayweather of UNO."

While the Gators cut the cards their sights are to cut down the net at the end of the tournament and in the end come out number "UNO."

By Cassie GalloGators Hope To Be Number "UNO"


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INTERLEAGUE

Milwaukee 5 Tampa Bay 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Houston 8, Oakland 1

Baltimore 4, L.A. Angels 3

Cleveland 2, Seattle 0

Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 2

Toronto 6, Boston 1

Texas 3, N.Y. Yankees 2

Kansas City 3, Minnesota 2

Thursday's Games

Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 9-6) at Detroit (Smyly 6-9), 1:08 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Skaggs 5-5) at Baltimore (B.Norris 8-7), 7:05 p.m.

Seattle (C.Young 9-6) at Cleveland (McAllister 3-6), 7:05 p.m.

Minnesota (Correia 5-13) at Kansas City (Ventura 7-8), 8:10 p.m.

Toronto (Hutchison 7-9) at Houston (Cosart 9-7), 8:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

N.Y. Mets 11, Philadelphia 2

Arizona 5, Cincinnati 4

Washington 4, Miami 3

San Francisco 7, Pittsburgh 5

Colorado 6, Chicago Cubs 4, 10 innings

L.A. Dodgers 3, Atlanta 2, 10 innings

San Diego 12, St. Louis 1

Thursday's Games

Colorado (P.Hernandez 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 5-2), 2:20 p.m.

St. Louis (S.Miller 7-8) at San Diego (Despaigne 2-2), 3:40 p.m.

Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 4-5) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 6-6), 7:05 p.m.

Cincinnati (Cueto 11-6) at Miami (Koehler 7-7), 7:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Locke 2-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 8-5), 9:40 p.m.

Atlanta (Teheran 10-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 12-2), 10:10 p.m.

WNBA

Wednesday's Games

No games scheduled=

Thursday's Games

New York at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Tulsa, 8 p.m.

Indiana at Seattle, 10 p.m.

MLS

Wednesday's Games

D.C. United 3, Toronto FC 0

New England 3, Colorado 0

Chicago 0, Vancouver 0, tie

Real Salt Lake 1, New York 1, tie

Friday, Aug. 1

Philadelphia at Sporting Kansas City, 8 p.m.

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