By the numbers, there may never be an easier ride to the Elite Eight than Florida’s bracketed appointments so far with a No. 14 seed (Northwestern State), a No. 11 (Minnesota) and on Friday a No. 15 (Florida Gulf Coast).
Of course, the Gators will have to play the villain against Gulf Coast, the runt that roared, but it was the same in the 2006 Final Four against George Mason. When it’s single-elimination, you can’t afford a single hesitation.
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