The Florida Gators may be a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament. But their Elite Eight Opponent, the Dayton Flyers, are everyone’s Cinderella team whose seed was forgotten long ago. March Madness brackets will crumble yet again if the Flyers can win this basketball game when we watch Florida vs Dayton online free live streaming on the TBS cable channel today.
The Florida Gators are no stranger to reaching the NCAA Tournament regional finals having been there for the past three consecutive years. Unfortunately for Gators fans, all three of those trips against Louisville, Butler and Michigan resulted in losses. In fast, last year’s Gators Elite Eight game ended in a 79-59 blowout loss.
This is a different Florida team that got smacked around by the Wolverines last year. Three of the starters were replaced during the offseason, and this squad is arguably the hottest in the NCAA Tournament having won a school-record 29 consecutive games. Reach 30 would be a milestone not only numerically, but ensure a trip to the Final Four next weekend.
The Dayton Flyers may be an 11th ranked team but don’t tell their coach, players or fans that. They have scored three consecutive upset wins to reach this point including the first game of the field of 64 against Ohio State. They beat Stanford by 10 in the semifinal and did so by using 12 players during the course of the game. That balanced depth will be key against Florida.
The Gators use a pressing defense that could give the Flyers fits considering they have faced nothing like it before. Today’s Florida Dayton game could turn into a blowout if the Flyers aren’t able to figure out the press and get into an offensive rhythm. Expect the Flyers to try to move the ball around quickly to free up open shooters.
Historically speaking, today’s Gators Flyers game actually favors Dayton. Twice in the past 10 years has an 11th seeded team gone up against a top seeded team in the Elite Eight. Both times the underdog walked away victorious and punched a ticket into the Final Four. Dayton hopes to join VCU and George Mason in having pulled that feat off.
Today’s Elite Eight basketball game featuring the Florida Gators vs Dayton Flyers will produce the first Final Four team when it starts at 6:09pm EST Saturday evening. You will find what channel to watch the Florida Gators and Dayton Flyers game on by tuning to the cable channel TBS (not ESPN, CBS Sports or TNT).
Those of you without cable have an alternative to watch Florida vs Dayton online free streaming live over the Internet. The NCAA has created an official March Madness Live website with a free four-hour trial right here where you can watch the Gators game live free streaming online on phones, iPads, computers and more. If you already used the free trial then simply use a different device.