Florida vs. Louisville: Why Florida Is Guaranteed to Win the 2012 NCAA Title

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Florida vs. Louisville: Why Florida Is Guaranteed to Win the 2012 NCAA Title
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Every time Rick Pitino and Billy Donovan meet on a basketball court, it always turns out in Pitino's favor.

To the tune of 6-0 since the two have both been basketball coaches.

Today's game between Louisville and Florida has more riding on it than just a friendly game between a mentor (Pitino) and his prized student (Donovan). The outcome will result in the Final Four, a trip to New Orleans and possibly an elusive national title for the victor.

Both coaches, one of the old school variety, the other possibly the best of the "younger" generation, will meet as two schools that were not part of the huge hoopla before the start of the 2012 NCAA tournament. Most saw them as an afterthought.

Maybe we should ask how these analysts feel now that these two teams have defied odds to get to where there are now.

And when the dust settles, could it be the student who finally bests his teacher? If so, it could mean a national title in Florida's future. It would also be the third in six years. Some people might call that a dynasty in terms of college sports.

Here are some reasons Florida will win the 2012 NCAA Title if they get past the Cardinals today.

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