Florida basketball scored its biggest win of the 2022-23 campaign on Wednesday night with a statement victory over the second-ranked Tennessee Volunteers inside the O’Connell Center, 67-54. The upset home victory is the second of the Quadrant 1 variety for Todd Golden’s team so far and likely kept the Gators’ postseason hopes alive for a bit longer.
Speaking of the postseason, the Orange and Blue entered its Southeastern Conference tangle outside of all of the major brackeologies after bouncing on and off the bubble the last couple of months. However, Sports Illustrated’s most recent tournament update has Florida back in business, leapfrogging the final tier of the bubble — Next Four Out — into the First Four Out group.
Also included in that tier are the Penn State Nittany Lions, Texas A&M Aggies and Oklahoma Sooners — all of which sit ahead of the Gators in the pecking order.
Next up for Florida are the Kentucky Wildcats who host the Gators inside Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday, Feb. 4. The ‘Cats have won five-straight SEC games after a sluggish start and are currently ranked No. 35 in the NET. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EST and can be followed by watching ESPN or listening to the Gators IMG Sports Network.
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By: Adam Dubbin
Title: Gators climb back onto SI's NCAA Tournament bubble after Vols win
Sourced From: gatorswire.usatoday.com/2023/02/03/florida-basketball-bracketology-sports-illustrated-vols-win/
Published Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2023 15:16:43 +0000