Updated:GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) (AP)
r Florida, the Final Four might as well be dubbed the Familiar Four.
The top overall seed in the NCAA tournament already played the other three teams headed to Arlington, Texas, for college basketball's most prestigious event.
Florida's only losses this season came at Wisconsin (Nov. 12) and at Connecticut (Dec. 2), and the Gators (36-2) beat Kentucky three times in the same season for the first time in program history.
All that familiarity could work in Florida's favor. Then again, it might eliminate the element of surprise in a tournament filled with short turnarounds.
Coach Billy Donovan says "it definitely helps. It helps both teams. It gives you at least a reference point of what you're dealing with there."