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Humphrey the Key to Gators' Repeat Hopes

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Lee Humphrey used to be fairly anonymous player
who would get lost in the shuffle as teams tried to corral
Florida's other four starters.
He gets much more attention these days.
Humphrey has proven to be one of the best shooters in the
country, knocking down 3-pointers, breaking open games and making
defenses worry about much more than Al Horford and Joakim Noah.
Humphrey needs two more 3-pointers to break Brett Nelson's
school record of 274 set in 2003. He could get it tomorrow, when
the top-ranked Gators (32-6) play third-seeded Oregon (29-7) in the
Midwest Regional final of the N-C-A-A tournament.
He has made at least two 3s in each of his last nine post-season
games and is 30-of-69 from behind the arc in those games.
The 6-foot-2 senior from Tennessee hit two 3-pointers in the
second half of a tight game against Butler yesterday. He also had a
key one in the previous round against Purdue.
He was even better in the tournament opener against Jackson
State, making four 3-pointers in the first 5 minutes of the second
half to blow open a close game.
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(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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