JIM VERTUNO
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March 25, 2013
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Sunshine Days: Miami, Florida and FGCU in Sweet 16

AUSTIN, Texas — Look out college basketball, here comes the Sunshine State. The Miami Hurricanes and Florida Gators rolled through Austin on the first weekend of the NCAA tournament and will join upstart Florida Gulf Coast in the Sweet 16. Now a state known for breeding some of the best college football players in the country is charging through March behind the perennial-power Gators, the surging Hurricanes and the Eagles, the team that has become the national darlings of the postseason. “The state of Florida has great basketball teams,” Miami’s standout guard Shane Larkin said. “Florida Gulf Coast was a …

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