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Billy Donovan’s team was effective at switching defenses (from man to zone) during possessions in the SEC Tournament. That should cause trouble for teams not ready for it.
For me, there are three keys: foul shooting, fouling, and composure.
The first two games in the SEC tournament, the gators averaged 18-26 from the free throw line and only 14 fouls a game. In the loss against Kentucky, the Gators committed 22 fouls and only shot 3-8 from the stripe. The Gators also let their frustration show and it affected their game. These are three things I will watch for in tourney time.
At this time of year, a team's preparation is more about itself than the other team. Because of lack of knowledge of other teams' systems and lack of preparation time, it's best to just focus on getting better as a team.
This game will be close at halftime. Watch for how each team comes out for the first five minutes of the second half. It could decide the game. I think the Gators come out swinging and knock out the Gauchos 74-56.