The Florida Gators have lived up to expectations so far in their 2014 March Madness run, cruising to four straight double-digit wins as the No. 1 overall seed. Now that they’ve made the Final Four, though, they face their toughest test of the year: a rematch with the UConn team that beat them in Storrs in December.
If the Gators want to get revenge for that last-second defeat, one key factor will be keeping the Huskies’ vaunted long-range shooting in check. UConn hit 11 of its 24 treys in the first meeting, and a similarly strong performance in Arlington, Texas on Saturday will likely set up another win for the underdogs.
Read on for more on the challenge of handling UConn’s marksmen, along with four more steps that Florida must follow to avoid a painful upset and advance to the national championship game Monday.