2013 NCAA Tournament Elite 8 Preview Video: Michigan, Florida Battle For South Region
The South Region was jam packed with excitement right from the tip and college basketball fans can thank “Dunk City” for that.
Well “Dunk City” is now “Done City” as the historic run of No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast came to an end at the hands of No. 3 Florida on Friday night. After a quick start in which the Eagles actually led by ten points, fans across the nation were surely thinking, “Here we go again.”
However, the Gators were all business, erasing the deficit and cruising into the Elite 8 round.
With the right to go to the Final Four, Florida will face off against No. 4 Michigan. Yes, the Wolverines shocked No. 1 Kansas on Friday night as the Jayhawks collapsed down the stretch at Cowboys Stadium.
Michigan’s Trey Burke, who was held scoreless in the first half, went off at the break and hit THE biggest shot of the tournament thus far. Burke’s pull up three-pointer from the parking lot shocked Lawrence, Kansas and forced overtime. In overtime, well, the Wolverines and Burke took care of business.
Now onto the South’s region’s final match-up.
The guard play in this one will be crucial, but keep in mind an interesting stat here, Florida has not won a game all season long by single-digits and do you really think they are going to blow out Michigan? Something has to give in this match-up, but Florida better be ready to make plays down the stretch if they hope to advance to the Final Four.
Michigan will represent the first single digit seed that Florida has had to face in this year’s tournament and the Gators need to figure out a way to slow down freshman forward Mitch McGary, who is quickly making a name for himself in this year’s bracket.
From Arlington, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia, one of these teams will be headed to the Final Four – but who?
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