Florida Men's Basketball 2020 NCAA Tournament Capsule


Florida Gators

SEC (19-12, 11-7)

Florida had high expectations heading into the 2019-2020 campaign. So far they have not quite lived up to those expectations, but the Gators did enough to reach the NCAA Tournament and give themselves a chance to make a deep run.
Big Wins: 12/17 vs Providence (83-51), 1/18 Auburn (69-47), 2/26 LSU (81-66)
Bad Losses: 11/17 at Connecticut (59-62), 1/11 at Missouri (75-91), 2/8 at Ole Miss (51-68)
Coach: Mike White
Why They Can Surprise:
Florida’s frontcourt has led the way in 2019-2020. Kerry Blackshear is an experienced senior and averages 12.8 points and a team high 7.5 rebounds. He is also a dangerous enough outside shooter to keep the opposition honest. Keyontae Johnson is only 6-5, but the sophomore is very tough on the glass and very good at scoring from just about everywhere on the floor. With Andrew Nembhard setting up the frontcourt with his 5.6 assists per game and adding another scoring threat, Florida has a decent offense that can keep up with some tournament caliber squads.
Why They Can Disappoint:
The offense can be inconsistent though. Everybody in the regular rotation is capable of shooting from long range, but Noah Locke is the only consistent marksman. Tre Mann was expected to step into a big scoring role as a freshman, but that has not happened. That leaves a lot of pressure on the short bench to add a scoring dynamic to the offense. Florida does not play tough enough defense to survive an off day in the scoring department and sooner rather than later they will not be good enough on offense to beat a tournament caliber opponent.
Probable Starters:
Andrew Nembhard, Sophomore, Guard, 11.2 ppg, 5.6 apg
Noah Locke, Sophomore, Guard, 10.6 ppg
Scottie Lewis, Freshman, Guard, 8.5 ppg
Keyontae Johnson, Sophomore, Forward, 14.0 ppg, 7.1 rpg
Kerry Blackshear, Senior, Forward, 12.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg
Key Role Players:
Ques Glover, Freshman, Guard, 4.4 ppg
Tre Mann, Freshman, Guard, 5.3 ppg
By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 71.9 (147th in nation, 9th in conference)
Scoring Defense: 66.0 (79, 4)
Field-Goal Percentage: 45.7 (71, 4)
Field-Goal Defense: 42.1 (128, 7)
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 7.1 (192, 5)
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 34.7 (100, 2)
Free-Throw Percentage: 72.3 (123, 8)
Rebound Margin: 3.1 (86, 5)
Assists Per Game: 11.9 (268, 10)
Turnovers Per Game: 11.9 (68, 2)
Recent Postseason Appearances:
2019NCAARound of 64 win over Nevada
2019NCAARound of 32 loss to Michigan
2018NCAARound of 64 win over St. Bonaventure
2018NCAARound of 32 loss to Texas Tech
2017NCAARound of 64 win over East Tennessee State
2017NCAARound of 32 win over Virginia
2017NCAARegional Semifinal win over Wisconsin
2017NCAARegional Final loss to South Carolina
2016NITFirst Round win over North Florida
2016NITSecond Round win over Ohio State
2016NITQuarterfinal loss to George Washington
2014NCAARound of 64 win over Albany
2014NCAARound of 32 win over Pittsburgh
2014NCAARegional Semifinal win over UCLA
2014NCAARegional Final win over Dayton
2014NCAANational Semifinal loss to Connecticut
2013NCAARound of 64 win over Northwestern State
2013NCAARound of 32 win over Minnesota
2013NCAARegional Semifinal win over Florida Gulf Coast
2013NCAARegional Final loss to Michigan
2012NCAARound of 64 win over Virginia
2012NCAARound of 32 win over Norfolk State
2012NCAARegional Semifinal win over Marquette
2012NCAARegional Final loss to Louisville
2011NCAARound of 64 win over UC-Santa Barbara
2011NCAARound of 32 win over UCLA
2011NCAARegional Semifinal win over BYU
2011NCAARegional Final loss to Butler
2010NCAARound of 64 loss to BYU
2009NITFirst Round win over Jacksonville
2009NITSecond Round win over Miami
2009NITQuarterfinal loss to Penn State
2008NITFirst Round win over San Diego State
2008NITSecond Round win over Creighton
2008NITQuarterfinal win over Arizona State
2008NITSemifinal loss to Massachusetts
2007NCAARound of 64 win over Jackson State
2007NCAARound of 32 win over Purdue
2007NCAARegional Semifinal win over Butler
2007NCAANational Semifinal win over UCLA
2007NCAANational Final win over Ohio State
2007NCAARegional Final win over Oregon
*all team stats through 3/8