The UConn Huskies and Florida Gators are playing in the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday and the college basketball game for UF and Connecticut is starting at 6:09 pm ET from TBS at AT&T Stadium in North Texas and is streaming from the March Madness website as Billy Donovan and Kevin Ollie matchup with a chance to get to the national championship game on Monday.
The Gators have been playing very well all season and amazingly enough, the last time that Florida lost it was against Connecticut and that came all the way back in December. The Gators ran through the SEC with an undefeated record and also won the conference tournament and they were named the number one overall seed in the tourney and they are on a 30-game winning streak heading into the Final Four. Head coach Billy Donovan is experienced in these games and the winner of this matchup will play against the winner of the Kentucky Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers game.
The Gators have the chance to win their third national championship under Donovan and they are looking like the best team of the last four, but Shabazz Napier has shown that he can be an explosive player that can lead his team to wins. Scottie Wilbekin has come back from a suspension and a tough situation to help lead Florida into the Final Four and he comes in second on the team averaging 13 points per game and they won over Dayton in the last round to get to the last group of teams. The game in December was close and now the Huskies have won all but two of their last 11 games and they have been as tough as Florida going through the tournament and now each will be looking to get to the championship game.
Napier comes in after being player of the year in the AAC and he has been excellent this season while leading the Huskies in scoring and DeAndre Daniels has been extremely valuable and is tops in rebounding for the team this year. Wilbekin matched that with the Southeastern Conference player of the year and those two players will be the main focus for the defenses. Napier also is leading his team in assists just like Wilbekin and the Gators come in scoring over 70 points per game and averaging under 60 points per contest allowed, ranked in the hope three of the nation.
Florida has been on an amazing streak and the could go through most of 2014 without losing a game if they can win the national championship, while a team like Kentucky is coming in with their third Final Four appearance in the last four seasons under John Calipari. The Huskies come in after a win against the Michigan State Spartans and that blew up Pres. Barack Obama's bracket and that game saw Napier score 25 points and dished four assists, while Daniels had eight rebounds, including a crucial one down the stretch.
Florida is the last number one seed left in the tournament after Wichita State, Virginia and Arizona all lost and they are the highest ranked team left in the tourney. UConn is a seven seed, while the Badgers are a two and Kentucky came in as an eighth seed after starting the season as the number one ranked team in the country.
Check here for the Florida Gators and UConn Huskies live coverage from the March Madness website.