Florida right. The Gators are easily the best team left in the Tournament, and I expect them to have relatively little trouble with Connecticut in the first semifinal on Saturday evening.
The really intriguing Saturday set-to will be between Kentucky, which seems to have jelled at the right time, and plodding but effective Wisconsin. It's almost inevitable that this game is going to be sold as "great athletes" (read: blacks) vs. "cerebral players" (read: whites). Seems to me that I've heard that song before, not to mention seen the movie. There are two big differences, though: (1) Kentucky is now the black team; (2) very few people seem to be giving Wisconsin a chance, even though they had the objectively better season. Back in 1966, the conventional wisdom was that an all-black team couldn't hold up to the pressure against a comparable all-white team. Now, after several decades and more of "white men can't jump" jokes, the C.W. has been turned on its head. Luckily, the turbulent cultural circumstances that surrounded the Kentucky-Texas Western game have largely dissolved, and the issue of "who's best" will be settled strictly on the court.