4 Florida vs 13 Eastern Tennessee St.
The Florida Gators looked really nice throughout the season. However, ever since losing center John Egbunu, who dominated the paint defensively (blocked 36 shots in 24 games), and was the sole reason for Florida being ranked fourth in the nation in defensive efficiency, the Gators have been struggling, losing three of their last six games.
On the other hand, The Buccaneers upset top-seeded UNC in the Southern League tournament final, which is really impressive. They have a forceful defense, forcing turnovers at 21.7%, 18th in the nation. Senior guard T.J. Cromer leads the team offensively, averaging 19.1 PPG, shooting 40.4% from three. Expect Cromer to lead the Bucs through the first round, with a huge upset over Florida.