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The wise guys would like to beat the No. 1 seed in the tournament. They always want to do that because it makes them feel smarter.
This would not be a good year to do that. Florida is simply too strong and deep to try to beat. Yes, they could lose if two or more of their players have a bad game in the later rounds of the tournament, but we don't see the Florida Gators getting beaten if they are at their best.
Billy Donovan has plenty of front-line talent with Scottie Wilbekin (12.9 ppg), Casey Prather (14.6 ppg) and Patric Young (10.9 ppg), but he also has depth off the bench and the Gators go 10 deep.
Keep your eye on Dorian Finney-Smith for game-changing offense off the bench. Finney-Smith averaged 9.4 ppg, and he can do it by firing away from the outside or going to the rim and scoring on the inside. That kind of versatility from a bench player is a rarity in college basketball.
The Gators can shoot an opponent out of a game or wear them down. It's difficult to see them losing because they have so many ways to beat you and Donovan already has two national championships on his resume.
So, you may consider yourself a wise guy who can figure out a way to beat the top seed in the tournament. Keep that thought to yourself and don't try to outsmart yourself. Florida is the team to beat in the NCAA tournament.