With Florida opening the NCAA tournament on Friday, several people are questioning the Gator Basketball team and their late season struggles.
GatorCountry.com decided to do a roundtable discussion with our staff and get Nick De La Torre, Andrew Spivey, Seth Puglio and Alex Gray’s opinions on four topics.
1.) What’s the biggest key for this team to advance far in the tournament?
NT: Defense, defense, defense. The Gators are one of the best defensive teams in the country and being able to stop teams will help the Gators advance in the tournament. Take their first round matchup against Northwestern State, the Demons are averaging 81 points a game with their fast-paced brand of basketball. There’s no way Florida gives up 81 points to anybody in this tournament
AS: Florida has to play inside the lane and stop relying on the three pointers if the Gators are going to advance deep in the tournament. Not only does Patric Young and Eric Murphy need touches in the block, but also the guards must attack the glass and create space for their teammates. If Florida can attack the glass and get open looks from the perimeter, this team will be successful.
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