Posted on: March 5, 2011 8:23 pm

Florida 86 - Vanderbilt 76 = See you in Atlanta

What a victory!  We played very good, only a few sloppy moments but overall we were solid in every category.  We almost had 6 players in double figures in scoring.  Walker was key in today's victory because of his 6 assists to only 1 turnover.  Not to mention he also had 16 points to go with 16 from Boynton.  Wow it was really fun to watch us get this win on the road to finish off a great season.  Sorry Alabama but with this win we will hold on to the overall #1 SEC Regular season title heading into the SEC Tournament.

Now time to rest for a little bit till March 10th gets here, then the fun really starts.  Thankfully we will have a 1st round bye, which will give us a chance to observe our competition.  This should give us an edge.   Now as far as NCAA Tournament seeding goes, if we win the SEC Tournament and get some help with early losses of the teams ahead of us (like we did from the #11 team today) then we should move to the 8-9 ranking in the polls and secure a #3 seed.  If we get bounced early in the SEC Tourny then we are looking at a #4 seed.  Either way we should be in good position to move deep into the Tournament and prove just how dangerous of a team we can and hopefully will be.

I will lead this blog entry nice and short today in order to get ready for the SEC Tournament games.  Then there will be some more detailed information regarding that.

Once the schedule is released I will post a blog entry about just that to prepare everyone for the tournament.

Alright, take care everyone and have a great day.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 1, 2011 9:09 pm

Florida 78 - Alabama 51 - SEC Regular Season #1

SEC Regular season champs just has a sweet sweet ring to it.  It has been a little while since we have been on the top of anything.  We have made great strides in defense and overall play this year.  We developed solid chemistry between all the players.  We don't have anyone that does all the scoring but it pretty much gets dispersed between everyone which makes it more enjoyable to watch I think.  Now if we only can fix two main areas - Free Throws and Three Point Shooting - we will be golden going into the SEC and NCAA Tournaments.

Give the Gators credit, we have figured out a way to win close games despite this areas of weakness.  Now I think it will be much harder in the Tournaments to win by close margins without good Free Throw shooting because our opponents will be much tougher.  But I believe in our team and feel we can do what it takes to win.

We have solid leadership in Chandler Parsons that has gotten us over many hurdles this year.  He has been the spark that has pushed us when we have been down in games.  It's amazing when we have a bad shooting half and look just overall distracted and weak, Parsons figures out a way to pump up the team in the second half with not only his words but his actions.  He just dominates the basketball whether it be thru hitting key threes or getting offensive rebounds or finding the open Gator.  Whatever it is he does it.  And that is what a senior is supposed to do.  Lift your team when they need it the most.

Up next is Vanderbilt then the SEC Tournament.  I am afraid the Gators might look ahead to the Tournaments when playing Vandy but in the end I don't think it will stop us from winning.  Depending on how the teams ahead of us in the rankings do will determine where our seeding lies.  I think that if we go all the way and win the SEC Tournament that we can move into the 3 seed for the NCAA Tournament.

Alright time for some rest before we take on Vandy.  Even though I wasn't able to watch the game tonight, as I was chatting with everyone I still felt the excitement of the game and every shot that was taken.  Hopefully the Vandy game will be on tv so I can watch it but we will see.  Everyone have a great night.  Talk to you after the Vanderbilt game. 

Posted on: February 26, 2011 7:07 pm

Florida 68 - Kentucky 76 = Enough Said

Yea it was a hard loss to get but Kentucky is a very tough team to beat at their house.  We played extremely well in the first half but our lack of offensive rebounds and giving them plenty of second chance points lead to Kentucky pulling away in the second half.  In this game we actually did somewhat decent in the categories of free throws (76%) and converting three pointers (42%).  We just let them score with ease on the inside and giving them open three pointers down the stretch when it mattered most.

Oh well we need to shake it off and refocus on our last two games in order to finish strong.  Alabama and Vanderbilt won't be pushovers but I feel like we can take care of them and enter the SEC Tournament as the #1 seed.  Then the real fun begins.

Enough talking about this game since it was tough enough for those who watched it as it was.  I will talk to you guys later.  Have a great day!
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