5 Things We Learned from Florida's Win over Pittsburgh

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5 Things We Learned from Florida's Win over Pittsburgh
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That's more like it.

When the Florida Gators met Albany in their first NCAA tournament game, they basically shrugged their shoulders as they pulled off a 12-point victory over their 16th-seeded opponent.

Nobody was impressed—least of all head coach Billy Donovan, who did not see his team play with its typical fire and intensity.

While that may have been understandable given the level of competition, the Gators certainly turned up the pressure when they met Pittsburgh in the round of 32.

Florida mounted a sensational defensive effort and eliminated the Panthers, 61-45.

Donovan will have plenty to focus on before his team plays in the Sweet 16, but the Gators won their 28th straight game and have a chance to fulfill expectations in the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed.

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