ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 13: Kenny Boynton #1 of the Florida Gators reacts during their game against the Kentucky Wildcats in the championship game of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at Georgia Dome on March 13, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Yep, it could happen.
Kentucky vs. Florida in the national championship – and it's not even an absurdly large stretch of an idea.
Tonight, it's up to Florida to keep this dream alive against Jimmer Fredette and the BYU Cougars.
Game tips at 6:27 on TBS. Preview after the jump.
Fredette might be the best scorer in the country, and Florida might have one of the most complete and athletic teams in the nation.
Last season, BYU trumped Florida in the first round of the NCAA tourney in overtime with Fredette scoring 37. A lot of Gators return from that team including Chandler Parsons and Alex Tyus who should have a field day in the front court.
Fredette can't do it all by himself. BYU will have to play a match-up game in the backcourt with their guards to work for open shots via quick screens and smart passing.
When Ole Miss played Florida, it was our guards who nearly beat the Gators. Their perimeter defense is by no means spectacular, and it's likely Fredette will have a big night.
But the three 6'10'' options down low for Florida are going to be too much for the Cougs.
Other winners tonight?