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ATLANTA -- After an unbeaten run through the Southeastern Conference, top-ranked Florida reaped its rewards Monday. Scottie Wilbekin was picked as The Associated Press Southeastern Conference player of the year, while Billy Donovan took the coaching honour for the second season in a row. Kentucky freshman Julius Randle was selected as newcomer of the year. The AP awards were announced one day after Florida defeated Kentucky 61-60 in the championship game of the SEC tournament. The Gators (32-2) were named top overall seed in the NCAAs and will open against either Albany or Mount St. Marys in the South Regional. Wilbekin and Randle were unanimous choices to the All-SEC first team, joined by Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes, Florida forward Casey Prather and Missouri guard Jabari Brown. Wilbekin averaged 13 points and 3.8 assists a game. More important, the 6-foot-2 senior guard was the unquestioned leader for the Gators at both ends of the court, making amends from two suspensions that threatened his future with the program. He missed the first five games this season for an undisclosed violation of team rules, after behind held out the first three games the previous year. "I think when he went through that, our guys were like, OK, it happened one time, blah, blah, blah. But now it happens again, guys start pulling back, saying, OK, man, is this guy about us? Does this guy even care about us or our team?" Donovan said. Wilbekin worked hard to rebuild the relationship with his teammates, and it showed on the court. "He had to go through a long process of showing these guys that he cares and hes committed to them," Donovan said. "I think once he got through the end of that process, I think our guys kind of put their arms around him and were like, Wow, coach made this guy go through a lot. A lot of that had to do with me wanting to help him restore his credibility inside the team, and he had to do that and hes grown from that on and off the court." Wilbekin was named MVP of the SEC tournament. During hard-fought wins in both the semifinals and final, he would gather the team around him when things werent going Floridas way. "Coach cant talk to us all the time," he said, "so we try to huddle ourselves and say the right things among ourselves." Donovan repeated as coach of the year with Florida becoming the first team to go 18-0 in SEC games during the regular season. The Gators won three more games at the Georgia Dome this past weekend for their first tournament title since 2007. "Anytime you get those coaching honours or coaching awards, a lot of it is because youve got a good group and theyve done a great job," Donovan said. "I do think that when individual awards come out, its much, much more of a reflection of the people around you. Even with Scotties award, Id say the same thing. Its more of a reflection of the people around him. I think for me, its the players and the coaching staff, the people I have around me." Randle emerged as the top player from Kentuckys latest group of heralded freshmen. While some thought the Wildcats (24-10) underachieved -- after all, they started the season No. 1 and there was even speculation about whether they could go unbeaten -- the 6-foot-9 Randle led the conference in rebounding (10.5 a game) and ranked 10th in scoring (15.0). Kentucky was seeded eighth in the NCAAs and will open Friday against Kansas State in the Midwest Regional. "I feel like our chemistry is getting better," Randle said. "Were becoming a better team, getting better every game." Stokes, a 6-8 junior forward, helped Tennessee (21-12) join Florida and Kentucky as the only SEC schools in the 68-team NCAA field, ranking second to Randle in rebounding (10.3) and 12th in scoring (14.7). The Vols will face Iowa on Wednesday in a first-round game at Dayton. Prather was another of Floridas senior leaders. The 6-6 forward paced the Gators in scoring at 14.2 points per game. Brown, a 6-5 junior guard, led the SEC in scoring with an average of 19.8 points. Florida landed another player on the All-SEC second team: senior centre Patric Young. He was joined by Tennessee forward Jordan McRae, Alabama guard Trevor Releford and a pair of LSU forwards, Johnny OBryant III and Jordan Mickey. McRae and Releford both slipped to the second team after making the top squad in 2013. The 66th annual AP All-SEC team was selected by a 12-member regional media panel. AP Sports Writer Mark Long in Gainesville, Fla., contributed to this report. Discount NBA Jerseys . -- Max Domi scored twice and set up two more as the London Knights toppled the visiting Kingston Frontenacs 6-4 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action. Cheap NBA Jerseys Free Shipping . "I met her, I think, a week ago. We went to a Norwood hockey store and picked her out some gear. http://www.wholesalejerseysnba.com/ .Ryan Anderson had 14 points for the Pelicans, who trailed 78-63 after three periods before trimming the deficit to 86-83. Jrue Holiday had 13 points and Eric Gordon added 12 for New Orleans.Mike Scott and Jeff Teague each had 11 points for Atlanta. Cheap NBA Jerseys . Halak did not get the start in the Washington Capitals Tuesday night game against the St. China NBA Jersyes Cheap . "It was awesome," he said. Coming off an ugly three-game sweep at the hands of the Yankees, Toronto found itself in a deep hole early after the Reds put an eight spot up on starter Liam Hendriks (six runs in 1 2/3 innings pitched) and Todd Redmond in the second.Norman, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - A pair of ranked foes tip off Big 12 Conference action against each other on Saturday afternoon, as No. 22 Baylor pays a visit to No. 22 Oklahoma. Baylor has quietly gone about its business this season, winning 11 of its first 12 games, including the last six in a row. The latest triumph came in a 92-51 rout of visiting Norfolk State this past Tuesday, running the Bears home record to a perfect 8-0. BU, which has a 62-54 loss to Illinois on a neutral court as its only blemish on the campaign, is 2-0 in true road games. Oklahoma has claimed victory in two straight and in nine of its 12 games this season overall. The Sooners took down visiting George Mason on New Years Eve, 61-43, to move to 6-0 at home. OUs three losses this season have come against quality opponents in Creighton (65-63), Wisconsin (69-56) and Washington (69-67). Oklahoma leads the all-time series with Baylor, 41-11, which includes a 20-4 mark in Norman. As expected, Baylor had little trouble disposing of Norfolk State the last time out. The Bears hit half of their total shots, which included an 8-of-19 showing from 3-point range, while holding the overmatched Spartans to 33.3 percent field goal efficiency and only 29.4 percent beyond the arc (5-of-17). A massive 46-31 rebounding advantage helped BUs cause, as did the fact that NSU committed 18 turnovers. Royce ONeal paced the Bears with 23 points, while Rico Gathers, Taurean Prince and Al Freeman tallied 13 points apiece. Gathers actually finished with a double-double as he also grabbed 11 rebounds. Kenny Chery and Lester Medford dished out seven assists apiece forr the winning side.dddddddddddd Prince leads the Bears in scoring with 11.5 ppg, while ONeal and Gathers are close behind at 10.8 and 10.1 ppg, respectively. Gathers spearheads the units effort on the glass with 10.5 ppg, the team as a whole checking in with a rebounding margin of +11.8. Baylor is scoring 70.6 ppg while allowing only 54.7 ppg. The teams stifling defensive effort permits foes only 37.4 percent success on field goal attempts, and a paltry 26.8 percent from 3-point land. Baylor is the only team in the country to hold all of its opponents to 66 points or fewer this season. Buddy Hield scored 17 points, the majority of which came in the opening half, as Oklahoma whipped George Mason earlier in the week by nearly 20 points. It wasnt the best offensive performance by the team, as the Sooners hit only 39.3 percent of their total shots, missing the mark on 11 of their 15 3-point tries along the way. A 13-7 edge in points from the foul line helped, as did a 47-38 advantage on the boards. Isaiah Cousins was the only other player to score in double figures for OU, as he tallied 11 points. Hield continues to pace the Sooners in netting 15.7 ppg, thanks to a near 40 percent effort from beyond the arc. Cousins (13.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg), TaShawn Thomas (10.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg) and Ryan Spangler (10.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg) round out the double-digit scorers for an Oklahoma squad that produces 74 ppg while allowing only 59.4 ppg. The teams superb defensive effort results in foes shooting just 35.9 percent from the floor, 27.6 percent from downtown, and sees them turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per outing. ' ' '

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