A 3 seed has been good luck in the past

On Sunday night, the Gators found out they were the number 3 seed in the South region for the 2013 NCAA tournament.

While some fans may be upset with the 3 seed, the Gators actually have a good history as the number 3 seed.

The Gators have a 3 seed now for the fourth time in school history and in the previous three times they have reached the final twice.

The lone other time, Florida was ousted in the second round in 2001 when they lost in blow out fashion to Temple.

The first time the Gators were iven a three seed was in 1994, when Lon Kruger lead Florida to the final four in Charlotte, North Carolina before eventually getting beat by Duke in the final four round.

In 2006, being the three seed was a blessing for the Gators as they went on a run through the bracket and won Florida’s first ever basketball title.

Now let’s fast forward to 2013. Not only are the Gators a three seed but the final four is also back in Atlanta, Georgia.

As many remember the last time the final four was held in the Georgia Dome the 2007 Gators brought home their second consecutive national championship.

If you’re looking for even more history, Georgetown is a possible regional semifinal game for the Gators and the last time the Hoyas met the Gators was in 2006 when Florida was also a three seed.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.