Pat Forde Gives Gator 20:"It's Florida's time. Arguably the state richest with athletic talent in America, it has never won a college basketball championship. There are scads of football titles strewn about the place, but nothing in hoops. It's time for the worshipers of the pointed ball to realize what can happen with the round one. Florida 65, UCLA 59."
Doyel:"First National Championship In Florida Basketball"
Joey Johnston: "UCLA's strong suit is defense. Let's not forget about the Gators. They can defend a little, too. Just ask top-seeded Villanova, which set its season-long sights on the Final Four with a guard-oriented lineup that confounded Big East opponents."