BoD East Region- First Round #7 Cincinnati vs #10 Florida

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Who wins this East Regional 1st Round matchup?

Poll closed Apr 3, 2020.
  1. 7 Cincinnati

    70.0%
  2. 10 Florida

    30.0%
  1. EvilMonkeyInTheCloset

    EvilMonkeyInTheCloset Well-Known Member
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    #7 Cincinnati Bearcats (20-10, 13-5)

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    AAC (t1st)
    Off- 72.7 ppg / Def- 67.1 ppg
    NCAA Appearances- 33 (Last: 2019)

    Top Scorers:
    Jarron Cumberland 15.5 ppg
    Keith Williams 12.6 ppg
    Tre Scott 11.4 ppg
    Chris Vogt 11.0 ppg
    Jaevin Cumberland 8.8 ppg

    #10 Florida Gators (19-12, 11-7)

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    SEC (t4th)
    Off- 71.9 ppg / Def- 66.0 ppg
    NCAA Appearances- (Last: 2019)

    Top Scorers:
    Keyonte Johnson 14.0 ppg
    Kerry Blackshear Jr. 12.8 ppg
    Andrew Nembhard 11.2 ppg
    Noah Locke 10.6 ppg
    Scottie Lewis 8.5 ppg


    Another season, another NCAA Tournament appearance for Cincinnati. This would've been the 10th trip in a row to the Big Dance for the Bearcats. And for the second time in three seasons, Cincinnati claimed at least a share of the AAC title. However, there is a reason this co-champion ended up on the 7 line. While they flashed potential with wins over ranked Tennessee and Houston squads, they also took on a number of head-scratching losses, such as a 7-pt loss to Bowling Green, or a 67-66 loss to the Red Raiders........of Colgate.

    Florida's tournament case would've been an interesting one. By all accounts, they seemed to be safely in the field of 68, compared to Mississippi State, a team that beat Florida in their only matchup and finished with a better overall record, but was merely a "Next 4 Out". The NET, and the results of the SEC tournament, would've been the biggest difference. Florida finished the season 29th in the NET rankings, just behind LSU and just ahead of Rutgers, who were also both safe at-large picks to make the tournament. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, were back at 50 in the NET, which was less than ideal. With all that said, this is a Florida team that survived a challenging schedule and more than likely would've landed in the field of 68, presenting a tough matchup for any potential #1 or #2 seed they would meet in the 2nd Round if they got that far.
     
  2. lurkeraspect84

    lurkeraspect84 Well-Known Member
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    Florida sucked. Had talent.
     
  3. GE Nole

    GE Nole Well-Known Member
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    Next year they are gonna have 3 or 4 five stars in the starting lineup, none of them freshmen, because all their one and done recruits keep sucking so bad they have to come back to school. And they will still go 20-10.
     
  4. EvilMonkeyInTheCloset

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    Looks like you may avoid the 2nd Round matchup. SmokinSmile
     
  5. GE Nole

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    I would have loved to have seen that as our real life second round matchup. Even Gator fans will tell you that Hamilton owns Mike White, and we already dog walked them on their home floor this season.
     
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  6. thebasketballreasons

    thebasketballreasons Well-Known Member
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    Maybe you should try merging all these into one big thread.
     
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