Chris Chiozza hits buzzer-beater to send Florida to the Elite Eight

Badgers top No. 1 Villanova Saturday March 18th

While White has gotten recruits that have fit his system, Florida fans are still waiting for him to land his first program-changing, McDonald's All American-type recruit, the way former UF coach Billy Donovan did when he signed Mike Miller in 1998. The Gators have already beaten the No. 7 seed SC in their most recent meeting and No. 3 seed Baylor looks soft inside and struggled against USC in the round of 32. Wisconsin was one of those teams where people questioned their seeding.

Wisconsin was part of that mix, even if it could only earn an eight seed. "We're going to try to force them into tough shots, get those rebounds and get out in transition before they get their half-court defense set up". Just drive the game out another 10 minutes, we went and it's good.

No. 4 seed West Virginia (28-8) vs. "You can go across the country and look at it school by school, but I think there's a pretty unique formula that's been figured out here". That was the story tonight, as the Wisconsin Badgers finished their season in the most devastating way possible. Florida absolutely manhandled Virginia, outscoring them 65-39 in a game where Virginia shot what I am assuming is a season low 30%.

Sophomore guard KeVaughn Allen is Florida's leading scorer at 13.4 points per game, but averaged 5.5 points on 3-of-21 shooting in the victories over East Tennessee State and Virginia.

"You get to this point in time in the season and really you can throw a lot of that out, because they have been in big games, we have been in big games", Gard said.

But in recent years, Wisconsin has found a way of beating top-teams in March. An injury to John Egbunu earlier in the year has left Florida thin on the front line; although Devin Robinson has been more assertive. Hayes made two free throws on the other end, before the inbounds to Chiozza that would complete the storybook ending for the Florida Gators. Not the number, but the region. "I was able to watch their first state game against Ripon and cheer them on".

ACC struggling, Big Ten thriving in NCAA tournament
The Gators won their second straight national title in 2007 by knocking out fellow No. 1 seed Ohio State in the championship game. Three quarters of the tournament has been eliminated from postseason play already, and now we are down to just the Sweet 16.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks came into the NCAA Tournament having lost five of seven.

SLUMP: Florida's KeVaughn Allen, who averaged almost 14 points coming into the tournament, has 11 total points in two NCAA games and is 1 for 13 from 3-point range. It's the same team basically and you know they've performed.

SC ranked only 225th in the nation in the number of three-pointers taken and 242nd in three-point percentage but it sank 4 of 5 in the second half of its big upset over Duke.

Thornwell made defending Motley sound easy. He's the most important player on the floor as far as either team is concerned and he will be heavily used against a smallish SC front line. Other times, there's just not enough in the tank.

"I definitely feel that I've become a better player".

Two more victories for Wisconsin and the Badgers' senior class will have advanced to a very impressive third Final Four in four seasons. Ethan (Happ), Vitto (Brown) and Showy (Zak Showalter), too.



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