X-Factors to Watch in Florida vs Albany NCAA Tournament Matchup

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X-Factors to Watch in Florida vs Albany NCAA Tournament Matchup
Phil Sandlin/Associated Press

The best way to prepare for an opponent you've never seen before is to watch them on video.

That's almost always true.

In the case of Thursday's second-round game between top-ranked Florida and No. 16 Albany, however, the Gators might be better off looking in the mirror: The only team that can beat the Gators, after all, is the Gators itself.

This uniquely lopsided matchup (if you can even call it that) nevertheless presents some unique challenges for the nation's top-ranked team.

So with tipoff right around the corner, let's take a look at the biggest X-factors fans should watch for in this game.

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