Little-known fact: It's certainly not little-known in Gainesville, but since reaching the Final Four in 2000, the Gators have lost in the first or second round five consecutive years.
Conference: Atlantic Coast.
Against tournament field: 3-4.
Away from home: 12-5.
In last 10 games: 8-2.
Impressive victories: Nov. 26, at Las Vegas vs. Oklahoma State, 76-68; Jan. 26, at North Carolina, 81-74; Feb. 25, at North Carolina State, 74-72 (2OT).
Disturbing losses: Dec. 11, at Maryland, 73-71; Jan. 8, at Georgia Tech, 60-58; Feb. 21, at Virginia, 72-58.
Top players: Sr., Craig Smith, F, 17.3 ppg., 9.0 rpg.; Jr., Jared Dudley, F, 16.5 ppg., 6.8 rpg.; Jr., Sean Marshall, G/F, 11.5 ppg., 4.0 rpg.
Scouting report: This veteran team plays well together because Coach Al Skinner started the same five players in all 30 regular-season games. Smith and Dudley dominate the boards though the Eagles' shooting touch can disappear for long stretches.
Little-known fact: Craig Smith from Los Angeles is only the second Eagle in school history to score at least 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds. The other was Danya Abrams, a senior in 1997.
No. 5 Nevada
Conference: Western Athletic.
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