The No. 4 seed Florida Gators have literally tore through their opponents in the NCAA Tournament, playing like they are No. 1 see and making the road look so easy, so far, to get to the Sweet 16.
They’ve not only outscored their opponents by 15+ points (80-65 against East Tennessee; 65-39 against University of Virginia) but they have dominated on the defensive boards by six or more, as well. They have put up consistent numbers, averaging 48 percent of their field goals, 35 percent from 3-point range, and defensively, again, dominating!
Forward Devin Robinson has been a standout during the tournament. Against East Tennessee State, Robinson put up 24 points, made 10 out of 17 field goals, with seven rebounds (5 defensive, 2 offensive). The forward dominated on the defensive boards against UVA with 11 rebounds. If he keeps this great play up, alongside guards Kasey Hill and KeVaughn Allen, the Gators can be the team to look out for going forward in the tournament.
As they prepare for their opponent, No. 8 seed Wisconsin, this will not be an easy game to win. The game should be close beginning to end, if you want to go by the stats. I mean, the Badgers did beat the ‘best’ team in the Tournament, No. 1 overall seed Villanova, and I can imagine their confidence is through the roof. Mine would.
The Florida Gators have what it takes, I think, to get to the big stage, but do they have enough? The first two rounds were a breeze for the Gators. Now it's time to put in some serious work and leave it all on the floor.