Florida Gulf Coast could record the greatest Cinderella run in tourney history with two wins this weekend. While the Eagles' run-and-gun high-flying offense has both John Thompson III and Steve Fisher scratching their heads, Andy Enfield's team remains the best Elite Eight matchup for Kansas.
FGCU's opponent, the Florida Gators, present matchup issues for the Jayhawks with a versatile offense hitting on all cylinders.
Mike Rosario led Florida's eighth-ranked offense (field-goal percentage) to a 65 percent first-half shooting clip en route to a dominating offensive performance in Sunday's win over Minnesota. Florida also shot 50 percent from three-point land, a terrifying stat for Kansas fans and all the more reason to cheer for the Eagles.
Those Eagles are led by their immensely efficient point guard Brett Comer, who has recorded 24 assists and only five turnovers in two games. If Elijah Johnson and Ben McLemore can contain the sophomore guard, the versatile Florida Gulf Coast frontcourt trio of Chase Fieler (6'8"), Eric McKnight (6'9") and Eddie Murray (6'8") will have difficultly drawing the Kansas bigs away from the paint.
The entire non-Jayhawk world would despise KU on Sunday if the Eagles advance, but it remains a better matchup than Florida.