Gators can win the SEC outright against Vandy

Florida finishes the regular season today at 6pm, when they play Vanderbilt in Nashville.

With a victory today, the Gators will win the SEC outright, no matter what happens in today's Georgia-Alabama game. The Gators are in the NCAAs as well, but each win is closer to locking up an opening weekend date in Tampa.

On Tuesday night against Alabama, we saw the capabilities of this team and what they can do when they commit to stomping on an opponent's throat. It is hard to complain about a team that is 23-6 and 12-3 in the league, but that killer instinct is the one thing lacking on a regular basis from Florida.

Aside from a blowout win at South Carolina and home wins against Bama and Arkansas, UF has not destroyed anyone yet. But what made the Bama win so significant was that it was against a quality opponent. Vandy (21-8, 9-6) is a quality opponent, and offers a chance to extend Florida's confidence. 

Vandy's best chance to win and hope for the minor upset is guard John Jenkins, who is averaging 19.4 points per game. UF could rotate Kenny Boynton and Scottie Wilbekin on defense to lock him up. Another key for Florida will be matching Vandy's size. Vandy's guards are bigger and their front line can play in the low post, which isn't always true for Chandler Parsons and Alex Tyus

 

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