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Chomping at Bits: The 2013 NCAA Tournament is hours away

Florida won't play until Friday night, but this is essentially Christmas morning in college basketball.

Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESS

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First, two reminders: We have an NCAA Tournament bracket pool. You should join it and try to win prizes. We also have an NCAA Tournament open thread. I'll be in it all day and all night. (Join the Alligator Army Bracket Pool | Open Thread)

Why every team won't win it all (except Louisville): Florida's "tried everything" to fix its late-game woes. (Andy Glockner, One and One |

Florida in Obama's Final Four: Obama picks Indiana to win it all, though, which, BORING. (Andrew Sharp, SB Nation)

Florida out in first round on "Which mascot is meaner?" criterion: It's not our fault that Demons trump Gators. (Alfie Crow, SB Nation)

Florida stands alone in "Survival Method" bracket: For what it's worth, this is the method I trust above all others, and not just because I know Ezekowitz personally. (Luke Winn and John Ezekowitz,

Brad Stevens' new edge: It's not relying on stats that can be easily manipulated, but using advanced stats to better understand basketball. (Pete Thamel,

Kacey Musgraves' off-kilter country music: I've been listening to this album almost non-stop since Tuesday, and it is good. (Carlo Rotella, The New York Times Magazine)

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