Gators' turnovers, Bruins' guards are keys

Originally Published: March 27, 2007
By Jay Bilas | Special to ESPN Insider
There are two terrific national semifinals on tap. Here's a look at the nightcap:

Florida vs. UCLA (Sat., 8:47 ET)

Florida's current roster is riding a big, winning wave in postseason play. The Gators have won 20 of their last 21 March games over the past three seasons, which means that this group knows all about winning in a "one-and-out" scenario. In addition, Florida has won six in a row in the Georgia Dome, the site of the Final Four.

Of course, none of the games in the Georgia Dome were against UCLA, and in last season's national championship game, the Bruins were without the services of Josh Shipp. Florida has been there before and won, but UCLA also has been there before, and rematches sometimes favor the prior season's loser.


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Jay Bilas

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