March 4, 2013

Simonton Says: Basketball breakdown

With just a week left (Vandy, at Kentucky) in the regular season, No. 8 Florida (23-5, 13-3 SEC) is still jockeying for post-season positioning. The Gators' NCAA Tournament seeding remains fluid, as they continue to deal with health concerns, late-game crumbles and general inconsistencies.

Before Saturday's scrappy, come-from-behind win over a tough Alabama team, I asked a coach who has followed the Gators all season, including observing practice, what he thought UF's five starters needed to do better to ensure a potential lengthy tourney run.

Below is a paraphrased collection of his thoughts, with my brief takes as well…

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