Gators keep seed, switch regions in The Athletic’s revised bracket watch

Florida basketball took a tough loss in overtime at the Alabama Crimson Tide on Wednesday but defeat at the hands of the best offense in the country did little in the way of damaging the Gators’ NCAA Tournament hopes.

The Athletic’s Brian Bennett recently released his updated men’s basketball bracket watch, keeping the Orange and Blue at the No. 8 seed but switching it to the South Region. However, they still face the No. 9 Northwestern Wildcats to start things off — just this time in Memphis, Tennessee, instead of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Looking around the Southeastern Conference, Bennett’s bracket also includes the Tennessee Volunteers (No. 2), Alabama (No. 3), Auburn Tigers (No. 4), Kentucky Wildcats (No. 6), South Carolina Gamecocks (No. 7), Mississippi State Bulldogs (No. 9) and Texas A&M Aggies (No. 11). TAMU is among the last four in while the Ole Miss Rebels are in the “first four out” category.

The Gators return home on Saturday, Feb. 24, to host the Vanderbilt Commodores inside the O’Connell Center. Tipoff is slated for 1 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.

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