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Sunday December 16, 2012 Late-night loss in desert, Wambach strikes twice, Tebow update, plus more tidbits


No, it wasn't a bad dream. The Gators did lose last night in the final seconds at Arizona in a game they led nearly the entire game.

Turnovers tripped up Florida in the final minutes as the Wildcats scored the final seven points of the game for a 65-64 win.

Let's take a look at some links covering the game and other items of interest to Gator Nation:

--Gators stunned by Arizona's last-minute blitz writes Chris Harry of

--No. 5 Gators drop first game of season in desert writes Kevin Brockway of The Gainesville Sun.

--From the Arizona perspective, Jeff Goodman of writes about Wildcats point guard Mark Lyons, he of the game-winning shot.

--Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun takes a look at his top 10 UF football teams that did not win a championship.

--Former UF soccer star Abby Wambach scores twice as U.S. Women's National Team defeats China in an exhibition in Boca Raton writes the Palm Beach Post.

--There are good tickets available to the Sugar Bowl as the Orlando Sentinel reports on lagging sales for bowl games.

--Former Gator Udonis Haslem had a good shooting night in the Miami Heat's win over Washington on Saturday writes the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

--Gators sophomore cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy a dual-role threat writes Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.

--Tim Tebow reportedly ready for Jets today if they need him writes

--The Redskins will be aware of former Gators CB Joe Haden today when the teams play writes the Washington Post.

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