The Gators have been a confounding team to put it mildly. They started the year with a bang, blowing out teams with a barrage of threes. They then won a classic against Gonzaga in Portland (no way a neutral site) before blowing a late lead against Duke. There were visions of deep March runs but then FSU and Loyola exposed them. They fought back last night with a gut check win against a ranked Cincinnati squad, shooting far less threes. They need center John Egbunu back in the worst way.
The SEC is vastly improved this year with as many as seven teams making the dance, and I am not including last year final four participant South Carolina.