Post by Mojave Gator on Mar 17, 2019 21:38:11 GMT -5
#10 seed in the West Regional (Nevada is #7).
SEC teams in the field, their seeds and opening opponents:
#5 Mississippi State vs. #12 Liberty
#3 LSU vs. #14 Yale
#10 Florida vs #7 Nevada (Des Moines, IA)
#8 Ole Miss vs. #9 Oklahoma
#2 Tennessee vs. #15 Colgate
#5 Auburn vs. #12 New Mexico State
#2 Kentucky vs. #15 Abilene Christian
Three of the four #1 regional seeds are from the ACC (Duke, North Carolina and Virginia). Only Gonzaga in the West Regional isn't from the ACC. Tennessee was rumored to be headed to a #1 seed until they got hammered by Auburn in the SEC Tournament.
If the Gators make it past the first game, their likely opponent in the second round would be #2 seed Michigan (I don't see them losing to Montana in the first round).
Post by Mojave Gator on Mar 23, 2019 10:41:20 GMT -5
Nevada was kind of an enigma this season. They started out very well, holding a top ten ranking and being considered by some as a possible Final Four candidate. They seemed to have the talent. They started out 14-0, but then had several inexplicable losses, starting with a 27-point blowout loss at New Mexico in January. They then won 11 straight before losing at San Diego State. They lost at Utah State, then lost again to the Aggies in the Mountain West tournament. Even in some of the games they were winning, they seemed to be flat, without the energy that propelled them early in the season.