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Florida Gators

Good wins: vs. Tennessee, vs. Michigan State (neutral), Florida State, at Ole Miss, vs. Mississippi State Bad losses: at Georgia, at South Carolina, vs. South Alabama Strengths Balanced Scoring: All five of the Gator starters average at least 10 points per game. None of the starters are seniors, so this group can get even better… more »

SEC Mid-Season Review

How bad is the SEC? Entering conference play, many believed it to be the worst of the six major conferences. According to the overall RPI, the league hasn’t done much to prove that prediction incorrect. The SEC is fifth in the country in conference RPI, ahead of only the Big Ten. However, just one week… more »

Reloading, Part I: The Gators

In college basketball, the term “reloading” is thrown around often. Perhaps too often. It is one thing for a team to win a conference championship, lose a Player of the Year candidate and a few other weapons, and then compete for a conference title the following season (see this year’s Wisconsin Badgers). It is even… more »

2007 NCAA Championship Game Preview

Despite two relatively lackluster semifinal games, the battle for the 2007 NCAA Championship has the potential to be an epic. The experience-laden Gators look to claim their second straight national title against a young but explosive Buckeye squad. Semifinal Supremacy: Ohio State kept Georgetown out of synch in its offensive sets all night long, making… more »

2007 NCAA Final Four Preview: Florida Gators

Starting Five: G – Taurean Green (13.3 ppg, 3.6 apg) G – Lee Humphrey (10.1 ppg, 46% 3P%) F – Corey Brewer (13.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.9 spg) F/C – Al Horford (13.2 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.9 bpg) F/C – Joakim Noah (12.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.8 bpg) Key Bench Players: Chris Richard (5.9 ppg,… more »

2007 NCAA Tournament: Second Weekend Recap

The 2007 Final Four is set. Florida, UCLA, Georgetown, and Ohio State combine for the lowest cumulative seed count (6) since 1993, when three #1’s and a #2 made it to the third weekend. It’s a fitting cap for a Tournament in which so many outcomes went to the favorites. If this year’s opening round… more »

2007 Sweet 16 Predictions – East and Midwest

EAST No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 5 USC Of Note: Almost everyone figured Texas would cakewalk into this matchup with the Tar Heels (I wasn’t among them, having seen the Trojans on several occasions this year). But Tim Floyd’s crew crashed the party, thanks to a superb defensive effort against D.J. Augustin in a… more »

Reactions to the 2007 NCAA Tournament Bracket

General Comments: Selection Committee Chair Gary Walters has repeated in numerous interviews that this was the hardest field to select and seed that he has encountered in his five years on the Selection Committee. I agree wholeheartedly. The number of teams in contention for the last couple of at-large slots was already massive before all… more »

2007 Florida Gators

Team Personality: The Gators personify the slogan, “There is no “I” in team”. Florida’s starting five is a group of prospective All-Americans who sacrifice their personal stats for the good of the team. They all love distributing the basketball to each other and form one of the greatest passing teams in college basketball. Florida is… more »

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