Florida-LSU: Mitch Picks College Basketball Feb. 24, 2009

Mitch WilsonSenior Writer IFebruary 23, 2009

Florida (21-6) at LSU (23-4)

The Line: LSU -4

Tuesday, Feb. 24 9 P.M. EST

While many have been talking about what a down year it has been and is for the SEC, you would not know by looking at this monster match up between two teams headed for the NCAA tournament.

LSU can all but wrap up the overall conference crown with a win against Florida with 11-1 record in SEC play, and own all of the tie breakers. The Fighting Tigers have been next to unbeatable at home going 18-1 so far this season in Baton Rouge.

The Florida Gators have gone a very respectable 8-4 in the conference, but have stumbled on the road going just 2-4 in conference play. Florida is locked in a three way tie with South Carolina and Kentucky for first place in the SEC East. With the regular season coming quickly to a close, each game becomes even more important.

Most considered this a rebuilding year for the Gators, but they have shown flashes of brilliance shooting the lights out. Conversely, they have shown the inconsistency that youth can also bring to a lineup.

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