After an impressive road win over Kentucky on Saturday (just Florida’s 11th all-time victory at Rupp Arena), the Gators see their tournament supply continuing to rise after stagnating for several weeks. The win over the Wildcats counts as a win in Quadrant 1 (at least for now) giving UF a 4-3 record in such competitions this season.
It’s clear the victory impressed members of the national media, as in CBS Sports’ latest bracketology prediction, Florida is projected as a No.6 seed, among the highest seed projections ever given. all season. Other SEC teams in the field are No.2 Alabama, No.3 Arkansas, No.6 Missouri, No.7 Tennessee, and No.10 LSU.
According to this installment, the Gators’ first-round opponent would be determined by an 11-seeded play-in. game between Georgia Tech and Boise State, two members of the Last Four In. If UF advanced to the second round, their likely opponent would be No.3 Houston. The region’s No.1 seed is Michigan, and Florida could draw second-seeded West Virginia in the Sweet 16.
Florida ends regular season with two tough guys games against tournament teams from Missouri and Tennessee, the latter presenting another opportunity in Quadrant 1. Good performances in these games and the next SEC tournament could see UF’s seed rise even further before the fork is finalized.
Three takeaways from Florida’s win over Kentucky.
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