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Elite Eight Preview and Picks: Florida Gators vs. Dayton Flyers

Florida meets another upstart as Gators seek Final Four bid
Elite Eight Preview and Picks: Florida Gators vs. Dayton Flyers

A team can’t reach six regional finals in nine seasons, including four in a row, without being either the dream crusher or dream maker.

Consider the teams the Gators have faced in the NCAA Tournament since the year of Florida’s first title in 2006: Florida defeated George Mason in the Final Four in 2006 and Florida Gulf Coast in the Sweet 16 in 2013. But the Gators also were one of the victims of Butler on the Bulldogs’ second run to the national title game in 2011.

Florida Basketball: Gators Team Preview and Season Prediction 2018-19

Talented Gators look for consistency
Florida Gators 2018-19 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Florida ended November ranked fifth in the nation. Two months later, the Gators were out of the top 25. An injury-riddled inside game, defensive breakdowns and an over-reliance on 3-point shooting produced some bad losses. The Gators made the NCAA Tournament, but inconsistency was the season’s theme.

Best NCAA Tournament Teams Ever By Seed

The NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985, making March Madness what it is today
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Best NCAA Tournament Teams Ever By Seed

Every team in the NCAA Tournament controls their own destiny. Regardless of their seeding, they have a shot to win it all, and while talent generally dictates the outcome of the tournament, some seeds have punched above their weight, while others have lived up or down to expectations. Here are the best teams ever by seed.

 

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