Wally Szczerbiak

Midwest capsules

1. FLORIDA LOCATION: Gainesville. ENROLLMENT: 49,000 HOW THEY GOT HERE: Won SEC tourney RECORD: 29-5. RPI: 6th. RECORD VS. FIELD: 8-3. NCAA HISTORY: This is 14th appearance, and ninth in a row. The Gators are the defending NCAA champs, and they also had a runner-up finish in 2000. Their first NCAA bid came in 1987. KEY PLAYERS: F Corey Brewer (6-9/Jr., 12.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.0 spg); G Taurean Green (6-0/Jr., 13.2 ppg, 3.6 apg, 40.3 3-pft FG%, 86.7 FT%); F/C Al Horford (6-10/Jr., 13.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.9 bpg, 60.2 FG%). THE BUZZ: When the Gators are clicking, they're one of the two or three best teams in the nation. Horford and C/F Joakim Noah are good defenders in the paint, and Noah's...