No. 2 Florida – The Gators are anchored by three tall senior forwards – Chandler Parsons, Alex Tyus and Vernon Macklin – who soldiered through the last three seasons to arrive at this point, where Billy Donovan's rebuilding job appears complete. Point guard Kenny Boynton shoots a little too much for anyone's taste, but he's dangerous in transition. UF has the whole package in its starting five. Its bench is a little shaky.
No. 15 UCSB – Hello, Jim Rome's Gauchos! Guard Orlando Johnson – 21 points per game, 6 rebounds – is one of the better players you've never heard about.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
NCAA TOURNAMENT: Southeast Region Wide Open