Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Unranked Tennessee Adds to Florida's Struggles [David Stefanini]

Defending National Champions, the Florida Gators, are in a world of trouble right now. A couple of weeks ago this team looked dominating and a good choice to repeat as National Champs. However they have hit a bad point at the worst possible time, losers of two straight and three out of four, Florida is probably losing any chance at a #1 seed.
Not only did Tennessee pull off an amazing upset with their 86-76 win over Florida last night they completely dominated Florida. The game was never in question past the 1st half, and the score does not give do justice for the game. Tennessee took a 19 point lead into half-time and built it to 27 in the 2nd half; they could have easily of won this game by 20 points if they continued to play hard throughout the final minutes of the game.
Tennessee is one of those bubble teams with 9 loses on the year. This is going to give them the shove they need to get into the Tourney.
Florida on the other hand is giving away a potential 1 seed in the tournament and are struggling greatly right now. They lost to LSU without Glen "Big Baby" Davis, then go out and look pathetic against an unranked Tennessee team. I still think Florida is a good choice to getting the to Final Four; however after their last two games I have taken them out of the National Title game. Florida has the experience and talent to go all the way, however they need to start playing like they know the belong there.

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