NCAA Tournament 2011: Florida's Forwards Will Fade Down the Stretch Against BYU
NCAA Tournament 2011 Could End Tonight For Chandler Parsons And The Florida Gators
Heading into the game tonight, we've heard so much about Florida's height, especially down low. And to a man, the three forwards they can throw out there are very impressive.
Chandler Parsons, Vernon Macklin and Patric Young are all very skilled players down low who have the ability to dominate down low especially against a smaller team like BYU. So you're hearing a lot about how Florida will be able to own the post tonight against the Cougars, and that could very well be true.
But if Florida does have a weakness, it's that the Gators' talented guards sometimes get very trigger-happy. When that happens, the Gators don't move the ball as well as they normally do and the offense becomes very perimeter-oriented.
If this happens to the Gators tonight, BYU will win.
As I wrote earlier, Jimmer Fredette has proven he can carry a team by himself during the first two rounds of the Tournament, and if he gets into one of those shooting grooves especially from the perimeter, it will force the Gators' hand in terms of offensive tempo and the style of play.
If that happens, then watch out.
If Florida can stick to the gameplan as they have so far in the Tournament and keep the forwards involved, then they will win. Because it will be very hard to defend the Gators inside-out defense. But if the offense gets stuck on the perimeter and the ball doesn't go inside at all, that's bad news for the Gators.
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