Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gator Nation

You can't tell me that it's not all about the Gators. Even the NCAA Selection Committee thinks the Gators are what America is watching. Thanks to the Gators' win tonight, they now face either UCLA or Michigan State on Saturday. UF beat UCLA twice en route to consecutive nat'l champs, in the finals in 2005-06 and in the Final Four in 2006-07. Florida lost to MSU in Billy D's first Finals appearance but won last year when the Spartans were ranked No. 2 in the nation.

If they happen to win their next game, the Gators could face BYU and Jimmer Fredette. Last year, BYU took down Florida in double overtime in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Should they prove victorious in that contest, Florida could face Kansas State, which fell to the Gators earlier this season when KSU was ranked No. 6 in the country.

I know the NCAA Selection Committee likes to make pairings that create story lines, but all of that seems a bit much, unless it is as I claim, that it's all about the Gators!

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