March Madness: Elite 8
Florida v. Butler kicks off the Elite 8 matchups. Florida defeated the Jimmers in overtime in a poorly played game by both teams. Alex Tyus had a career gamer to save the Gators. Butler played well for 37 minutes against Wisconsin, but then looked vulnerable to pressure and almost spit the game up.
Butler is a very physical team, with a very skilled guard in Shelvin Mack. They play good defense. Matt Howard has played quite well. Florida has shown it can play fast or slow, and has a deep bench. It will be interesting to see how Billy Donovan decides to play it, especially in light of Butler's miscues against pressure by Wisconsin late in their previous game.
If Florida shoots well, I believe they should have a good chance to win. If not, probably not. I expect another nailbiter, so I will take Butler (+4) (2 units.) More . . .
The second game today is between Arizona and Connecticut. Connecticut has the very good Kemba Walker and Arizona has the very good Derrick Williams. Connecticut has no fear and by now, neither does Arizona. I think it is a toss up game. I am taking Arizona on the moneyline (+130), (2 units.) The point spread is UConn -2 1/2.
Let's Go Gators!
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