This Friday night, we’ll be treated to a huge match up in the South Region semifinal as the top-seeded Florida Gators will square off against the Pac-12 champion and fourth-seeded UCLA Bruins with the right to go to the Elite Eight on the line.
The top overall seed Gators got their tournament off to a rather sluggish start on Thursday against Albany, but they picked it up in a huge way on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Panthers. Billy Donovan and his crew are playing the best basketball of anyone in the nation to this point, and that title is theirs for the taking.
But, don’t count out this UCLA squad that has made some amazing strides under Steve Alford, dating back to that Pac-12 Tournament win. They opened up their tournament run on Friday with a convincing win over Tulsa, and then followed that up with a dominating performance over Stephen F. Austin.
Here’s a video preview of the action this Friday via the folks at Campus Insiders:
Who do you think gets the win in this one? Let us know in the comments section below.