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Florida's No. 1 seed lost?

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08:00 AM ET 02.27 | The SEC just may be weak enough this season to have made the Gators look good. Florida has been downright dominant at times this year, but against good teams on the road the Gators seem to be a different team -- a much more beatable one. The Gators' latest stumble away from home was predictable Tuesday because it happened at Tennessee where Florida has struggled mightily in recent years. ... Florida lost in Knoxville for the seventh time in its past eight trips falling 64-58 to the surging Vols. The loss will undoubtedly knock the Gators out of a possible No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. It also might lead some to take a second look and question whether the Gators are as strong as they have looked at times.

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February 27, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Now that would be a nice way to start today for me.

February 27, 2013  08:55 AM ET

This could be the year that the 12-16 seeds could do a lot of damage to the so called elite of the tourney..........no clear powerhouse stepping up....watch out for Belmont....they could be the real deal this year....

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February 27, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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Of course Florida lost their #1 seed. And so did Indiana.

Indy still projected as a number one seed. Not sure how.

Big game this weekend! GO CANES!!

February 27, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Now that would be a nice way to start today for me.

You didn't watch it?

February 27, 2013  09:23 AM ET

The SEC sucks bads this year. No question. We're weak in basketball.

February 27, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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This tournament is going to be a good one. There are truly no clear frontrunners.

Seems like there are a lot of teams that have shot at Sweet 16.........upsets will be fun to watch...the "Usuals" had better have their A game from the start...

February 27, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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The SEC sucks bads this year. No question. We're weak in basketball.

NBA made sure of a down year for SEC......lost a lot of talent....

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February 27, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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The SEC sucks bads this year. No question. We're weak in basketball.

This.


The Gators have struggled with injuries to key players, so if we can get healthy soon, then we can get things rolling. We'll have to see how that goes.


Congrats to the Vols, they always play the Gators tough no matter what the rankings and records say.

February 27, 2013  09:55 AM ET

And my spelling check (I rely on my eyes) is "bads" right now, too!!!!

February 27, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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NBA made sure of a down year for SEC......lost a lot of talent....

The NBA has taken quite a few good players from other schools and conferences, besides Florida and the SEC, in the last 4/5 years!!!!

February 27, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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NBA made sure of a down year for SEC......lost a lot of talent....

One and done sucks.

February 27, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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One and done sucks.

Yeah, I agree!!! Ask Ben Howland and UCLA, if they like the "one and two and done"!!!

February 27, 2013  11:21 AM ET

Too much emphasis on seeds; To get to the Final Four and win it all great teams must be beat. What you don't want is to be a 4, 5 or 6 seed facing a nearby Mid-Major that can bring a crowd.

February 27, 2013  11:28 AM ET
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Too much emphasis on seeds; To get to the Final Four and win it all great teams must be beat. What you don't want is to be a 4, 5 or 6 seed facing a nearby Mid-Major that can bring a crowd.

Good point!!! I don't even know why people think that Florida is or will be a #1 seed?

February 27, 2013  11:41 AM ET
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One and done sucks.

Agree....enjoy watching programs that have juniors and seniors on their roster.....more of a team concept.......

 
February 27, 2013  12:17 PM ET
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Agree....enjoy watching programs that have juniors and seniors on their roster.....more of a team concept.......

You just described my 'Canes. I hope they aren't "one and done" with all their seniors leaving next year. In any case - it's been a fun year!

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