The Florida Gators earned a No. 6 seed and will play either UCLA or St. Bonaventure on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Florida State is a No. 9 seed and will play Missouri on Friday.
Playing in front of a near-capacity crowd and 17 NBA scouts, University of Miami Hurricanes made 13 of its first 14 shots and staved off a late rally by 24th-ranked Florida State Seminoles to win 80-74.
With the desperate Gators turning to Randy Shannon and the embarrassed Seminoles at 2-5, it seems especially strange that many Hurricanes fans are complaining that UM’s 7-0 record hasn’t been dominant enough.