Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 3/23/13
Who would have thought the Gators could beat Northwestern State by 32 and not be the most famous Florida-based team of the NCAA tournament? Of course, the new Cinderella darling is Florida Gulf Coach University, the fast-paced 15-seed that upset Georgetown in its first-ever tournament appearance. Things were a lot more predictable in Austin, where Billy Donovan's Florida squad won going away 79-47 but in pedestrian fashion. In doing so, the Gators shook off the cobwebs and erased the memory of their SEC tournament loss to Ole Miss. But this victory also demonstrated some good and bad traits that Donovan needs to face head-on, if the Gators hope to meet expectations and play in Atlanta in a couple of weeks (the Final Four). Here are three takeaways from Friday's game: 1. Two talented big men are always better than one When Patric Young and Erik Murphy are on the floor together, the Gators are as tough inside as any team in the tournament. Separately, theyre good, pulling reb...
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