The Florida Gators lost to the UConn Huskies for the second time this season in the NCAA Final Four on Saturday night in Dallas, TX. The latter defeat ended a 30-game win streak, the quest for an NCAA title, and four seniors’ stellar careers.
But all was not lost for the Gator Basketball team. As the song says, “In all kinds of weather, we’ll all stick together, for F-L-O-R-I-D-A.” Famous alumni, athletes, and even some non-UF affiliated celebrities took to social media in support of the team’s efforts – especially those of Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young, Will Yeguete, and Casey Prather.
Still great to be a Gator though….
— Frankie Hammond Jr (@FHammond85) April 6, 2014
Proud of those guys, especially the seniors. #GoGators
— Erik Murphy (@e_murphy31) April 6, 2014
Proud of my team !!
— Will Grier (@willgrier_) April 6, 2014
What a great season by all the players from the gators! Take nothing away from there amazing year, looking forward to next year! #Gators
— Zach Hodskins (@Z_B024) April 6, 2014
Still a good season for them #gatorboys!!!
— Marreese Speights (@Mospeights16) April 6, 2014
Wow…Congrats UConn…my heart hurts…Thank u Gators for an exciting year!! Now, lets go Kings!!
— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) April 6, 2014
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. #bummer
— BrandonSpikes51 (@BrandonSpikes51) April 6, 2014
It’s still go Gators! Best university there is!!
— Hunter Joyer (@Htr41n) April 6, 2014
I hate to see my boys go down like that. Good thing it doesn’t happen often. Proud of the great year they had either way. GO GATORS! Always
— Bobby McCray (@bobbymccray) April 6, 2014
Gatornation for life
— Rod Johnson (@Almighty_rod55) April 6, 2014
The team should arrive back at the Gainesville airport around 2 today. You guys should be there to greet them, they deserve it.
— MBK Rowdies Prez (@MBKRowdiesPrez) April 6, 2014
Proud to be a Florida Gator. No matter what.
— Hail Florida Hail (@HailFloridaHail) April 6, 2014
Proud of all the Gators accomplished this year. The team had an amazing streak and season. Keep your heads up GatorNation! #Gators
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) April 6, 2014
— Dara Torres (@DaraTorres) April 5, 2014
I wish it was a different ending but so proud of the gator basketball team! And it’s still great to be a Florida gator! #GatorsAlways
— Taylor Brauneis (@Taytaybay8) April 6, 2014
I love these guys, they deserved it more than anyone, but it is unforgettable what these players accomplished at UF. pic.twitter.com/tMUQ5nDSIY
— Gator Nation (@GatorZoneUF) April 6, 2014
Even future MLB Hall of Famer Chipper Jones got in on the Gator Love …
Thank you to my Gators for a thrilling season! U lost to a better team….tonite! Doesn’t take away from the best hoops season in UF history
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) April 6, 2014
… and so did this D-List celebrity, UF fan and hack sports writer …
— Casey Hampton (@champton85) April 6, 2014
The Florida Basketball team responded in kind to the fans that supported them on their magical run this year as well.
Thank you gatornation for the best 4 years of my life. God thank you for making me a gator I will forever bleed orange and blue.
— Patric Young (@BigPatYoung4) April 6, 2014
Thank you GatorFans for coming to the airport and waiting for us! Your support this season was amazing! #InAllKindsOfWeather
— Will Yeguete (@Will15Yeguete) April 6, 2014
“I can’t describe my four years at Florida….I love Florida, I bleed Orange and Blue.” – Casey Prather pic.twitter.com/stTrVnEZF8
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) April 6, 2014
Amidst all the disappointment from yesterday’s loss came this Tweet that made my night … day … week … month … year … decade … life. This post reminds us all that it’s ALWAYS greater to be a GATOR.
Don’t worry Gator Nation I’ll intercept your broken hearts this fall #TheComeUp
— Hargreaves Island (@The1sland) April 6, 2014