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The Gators' fight is rooted in a teammate fight

Updated: March 25, 2006, 8:23 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- This season of validation for Billy Donovan began in a manner that would make most coaches cringe.

It began with a fistfight between teammates.

This was last April, after a fifth consecutive first-weekend exit from the NCAA Tournament -- all losses to lower-seeded teams. The Gators were playing pickup ball at the Florida practice facility, with the teams divided as usual: upperclassmen on one side and youngsters on the other. If you ask the youngsters, they'll tell you ...

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