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Florida Basketball: What Do The Gators Need To Do To Make The NCAA Tournament?

The Gators had a rough finish to the regular season, dropping six of their last nine games of the season, hurting their chances to get into the NCAA Tournament. But not all hop is lost - Florida is sitting on the bubble heading into the conference tourney. A solid performance this week could mean everything to a UF team looking to make a splash under first-year head coach Mike White, who replaced long-time coach Billy Donovan.

Florida's postseason tips of this Thursday, as the Gators, the No. 8 seed in the SEC, will face Arkansas on the SEC Network. If it pulls out a win against Arkansas, UF will then face No. 1-seeded Texas A&M Friday afternoon. 

But what seed is Florida looking at in the NCAA Tournament?

As of now, most experts have Florida missing the tournament.

ESPN's Bracketology: ESPN has Florida missing the tournament

CBS Sports: CBS has Florida missing the tournament

USA TODAY: USA TODAY has Florida listed as one of the first four out.

Likely Seed: Florida, with a tough road in the SEC Tournament, will likely miss the NCAA Tournament.

Ceiling: Florida likely runs into trouble if it gets past Arkansas to face Texas A&M. Though, if the Gators find a way to beat both Arkansas and A&M, they might get a second look on Selection Sunday.

Florida still has a lot to do if it wants to earn a spot in the big tournament, but crazier things have happened. Florida fans – who do you not want to see in the first round? Are there any teams that scare you?

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