In case you missed it: Dec. 17

BY foxsports • December 18, 2013

In case you missed it, here were the top stories from FOX Sports Florida for Tuesday, Dec. 17:
* Casey Prather scored 22 points, including Florida’s final eight, to help the Gators take down No. 15 Memphis in the Jimmy V Classic in New York on Tuesday night. Read More
* It was looking bleak for the Lightning for 57 minutes Tuesday night, then Valtteri Filppula netted two goals to push the game to overtime, and then he converted again in the shootout as Tampa Bay added to the Islanders’ misery. Read More
* Tomas Fleischmann, Sean Bergenheim and Brad Boyes all scored as the Panthers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second period en route to beating the Maple Leafs 3-1 in Toronto. Read More 
* Aaron Thomas scores a career-high 26 points as the Florida State Seminoles cruised to a big victory over visiting Charlotte. Read More
* Head coach Jacque Vaughn has his hands full with how to juggle the Magic’s rotation with forwards Tobias Harris and Maurice Harkless searching for ways to get back into their grooves. Read More 
* Jaguars place wide receiver Cecil Shorts III and offensive guard Will Rackley on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Read More 
* LeBron James said Tuesday a left ankle injury would have prevented him from facing the Indiana Pacers if the game were that night instead of Wednesday. Then again, James said he definitely would play if the Eastern Conference battle were a playoff game. Read More
* Jameis Winston's first few days of being a Heisman Trophy winner included a whirlwind tour of New York where he was able to take in some sights but was also busy doing interviews. The Florida State quarterback was able to show off his comedic talents as a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday. Read More
* Jameis Winston, who was a landslide Heisman winner last week, was joined on the All-American first team by three Florida State teammates -- center Bryan Stork, kicker Roberto Aguayo and cornerback Lamarcus Joyner -- to give the top-ranked Seminoles more than any other school. Read More
* Carter Capps had split time as a catcher and pitcher for the team until he asked his coach to decide what route he should take. The 23-year-old right-handed reliever, who the Marlins acquired in a trade with the Mariners for Logan Morrison last week, can look back and say the right move was made. Read More
* Florida Atlantic University has introduced Charlie Partridge as its new football coach. He served as assistant head coach and defensive line coach at Arkansas last season. Partridge, who grew up in nearby Plantation, Fla., will be the fourth football coach at FAU. Read More

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