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The News-Press prediction: Florida 67, FGCU 63

Mar. 29, 2013


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Neither seeds nor stadium size nor psychology will matter here.

FGCU already proved the first item doesn’t matter, continues running through challenges like the second item without a blink and has one of the most gifted young coaches in the game flawlessly overseeing the third item.

But Florida has something FGCU doesn’t: across-the-board physical superiority that neither Georgetown nor San Diego State had to an appreciable, if any, degree.

The Gators have been maddeningly inconsistent all year, but Billy Donovan didn’t win two national titles without being able to get his guys’ minds right more often than not. The Sweet 16 should bring out that "more often" side of things.

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