Bracket Projection: Florida

Will Yeguete, a 6-foot-7 junior forward, has been key off the bench this season for Florida. Rob Foldy/USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Gators are capable of a Final Four run. They just missed the previous two years, losing in the Elite Eight both times. But this is a better defensive team, maybe the best Billy Donovan has coached. Can that improvement on the defensive end result in Donovan's third national championship?

ESPN Insider has your answers, as Joe Lunardi has enlisted a team of Bracketologists to compile advanced metrics, key scouting intel and best- and worst-case tournament scenarios for all 68 teams, in order to help you make smart picks in your bracket. Plus, as Lunardi fills out his bracket, he'll give you his prediction on how each team will fare.


Lunardi's Logic

The Gators are the little girl with the curl. When they are good… You get the idea. I'm banking on the kind of NCAA run Billy Donavan has perfected in Gainesville. Back-to-back national titles (2006-07). Back-to-back Elite Eights (2011-12). I see Florida running through the South bracket and reaching the national championship game. Donovan vs. Pitino. Wow.


Best wins: Wisconsin, Middle Tennessee, Marquette, Missouri, Kentucky

Worst losses: at Arkansas