Playoff Basketball

Friday, 6:30 pm – Boys’ High School Basketball
Class 1A Regional Final
Hawthorne at Hamilton County (Jasper)

Join Mike Ridaught (Play-by-play) and Yancey Cook (Color) for a match-up of top 10 teams for the right to advance to the state semifinals in Lakeland. The visiting Hornets (22-5), ranked 6th in the state in 1A, are seeking their third straight trip to the final four. The Trojans (18-8), ranked 7th in the state, have lost at Hawthorne the past two seasons but this time get them at home in Jasper.

Radio: AM-1230 Gainesville, AM-900 Ocala & FM-100.1 Ocala
Internet: ‘Live’ audio available at www.floridasportstalk.fm

Saturday, 11 a.m. – Noon – “In the Paint”
Basketball show broadcast ‘live’ this week from Sonic on 39th Avenue in Gainesville

Join Mike Ridaught as he talks high school, Gator & SEC hoops. Guests include Brent Beaird of Lindy’s Sports & Gator Bait Magazine to talk SEC & Gator basketball at 11 a.m., followed by onsite guests: Eastside boys’ basketball coach “Pop” Williams and members of the Rams’ regional final team at 11:25 a.m.

Radio: AM-1230 Gainesville, AM-900 (Ocala/Gainesville) & FM-100.1 (Ocala)
Internet: ‘Live’ audio available at www.floridasportstalk.fm

Saturday, 6:30 p.m. – Boys’ High School Basketball
Class 5A Regional Final
Nature Coast (Brooksville) at Eastside (Gainesville)

Join Mike Ridaught (Play-by-play) and Tyler TenBieg (Color) for the third round of the Class 5A state playoffs. The visiting Sharks (22-7) are making their fourth regional final appearance in the last five seasons. Meanwhile, the Rams (23-6) are trying to get back to the state semifinals for the first time since 2006 when they won the Class 5A title. Eastside has won nine games in a row, while Nature Coast has won seven in a row.

Radio: AM-1230 Gainesville, AM-900 Ocala & FM-100.1 Ocala
Internet: ‘Live’ audio available at www.floridasportstalk.fm