NCAA Tournament March Madness

#23 Florida

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Projected seed: 7

Florida finds itself sitting in a decent spot come tournament time, thanks to a mix of statement wins and a generally strong offense. Key victories against Auburn and on the road at Kentucky have shown this team can compete with and topple top-tier competition. However, the Gators have also stumbled in spots where you'd expect a lock for a higher seed to stand firm, such as the losses to Mississippi and South Carolina. Their offensive prowess is undeniable, as exhibited in high-scoring affairs against the likes of Michigan, but the other side of the ball tells a different story, with defensive metrics indicating this team can be exploited. Consistency on defense will be a significant factor in determining if Florida can make noise in March. Upcoming opportunities against Alabama and Vanderbilt provide a chance to solidify their standing, with the former offering a shot at redemption against a premiere opponent and the latter an expectation to handle business decisively.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6Loyola MD358W93-73
11/10(N)Virginia67L73-70
11/14Florida A&M339W89-68
11/17Florida St91W89-68
11/22(N)Pittsburgh53W86-71
11/24(N)Baylor17L95-91
11/29@Wake Forest36L82-71
12/5Merrimack207W77-57
12/9(N)Richmond68W87-76
12/14(N)East Carolina173W70-65
12/19(N)Michigan123W106-101
12/22Grambling238W96-57
12/30Quinnipiac197W97-72
1/6Kentucky14L87-85
1/10@Mississippi58L103-85
1/13Arkansas114W90-68
1/16@Tennessee5L85-66
1/20@Missouri175W79-67
1/24Mississippi St21W79-70
1/27Georgia97W102-98
1/31@Kentucky14W94-91
2/3@Texas A&M44L67-66
2/10Auburn7W81-65
2/13LSU88W82-80
2/17@Georgia97W88-82
2/21@Alabama11L98-93
2/24Vanderbilt243W77-64
2/28Missouri175W83-74
3/2@South Carolina15L82-76
3/5Alabama1154%
3/9@Vanderbilt24384%