Here's the preview from the last time we played them. Bottom line is we got to contain their bigs to have a chance. Either that or Releford, Lacey, and Cooper hit 50% combined from 3. Nick Jacobs had a decent game the last time we played and we will need his production again, but more importantly we need him, Gueye, and Pollard to rebound.
I am hoping the Gators are on cruise control for this one. I think they are pretty much a 3 seed regardless of this tournament (at least that's what I'm hoping) so there's not much to be gained by beating us. Also, Donovan owes Grant a solid... doesn't he want his pupil to taste moderate success for the 2nd year in a row? Donovan should be more concerned resting his stars for the NCAAT instead of exerting them in a tournament that means little to them.
If we win it's still 50-50 on if that is enough to get us to Dayton, but I think if we win today we'll win the WHOLE DANG THING! That would probably put us as a 10 seed which I'd prefer over a 8/9. Root for us (obviously) and root for Vanderbilt later on. Also, root for UNC and VCU today if we shock the world.
Game time is 1PM EST on ESPN. Let's hope DJC pulls us through.