Dayton basketball is America’s new favorite, it seems. The last remaining Cinderella team in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, No. 11 Dayton faces its toughest challenge yet today when they face the No. 1-seeded Florida Gators in the Elite Eight. The 3:09 PST / 6:09 EST game is live on TBS, but because of the cable broadcast, it’s safe to say there are plenty of people out there who will want to watch Florida vs Dayton basketball online free live streaming using a few different services.
Watching the game should be a treat, although the odds are definitely against Dayton for pulling the Elite Eight upset. Make it to the Final Four, and the Dayton Flyers can virtually lock their place in America’s Cinderella-loving hearts. But if the Florida Gators just play like they’re capable of, the Gators will stroll into the Final Four.
If Casey Prather is getting buckets, Patric Young is getting rebounds and Scottie Wilbekin is doing his typical leadership thing, the Gators should advance without much trouble. That proved tough against the UCLA Bruins in the Sweet 16. Prather and Young combined to play just 39 minutes against UCLA, as both had four fouls before hitting the 10-minute mark in the second half. Young has only fouled out three times this season, and although Prather hasn’t yet fouled out, neither Gator has been a stranger to whistles.
When you watch Florida vs Dayton basketball online free live streaming it’ll be interesting to see whether Dayton basketball players exploit that foul-prone behavior. forget about Dayton’s Matt Kavanaugh. Big as he is, Kavanaugh is averaging one foul per rebound (3.2 of each) over his last nine games and has blocked just one shot during that stretch. Young and Will Yeguete could eat him alive in the paint.
That means it’ll be a dog fight today as Dayton basketball faces its toughest test. The 27 combined turnovers the Flyers committed against Ohio State and Syracuse cannot happen against Florida. Give the Gators an inch and they’ll take a mile. UCLA committed just eight turnovers in the Sweet 16, but Florida scored 10 points off them.
Simply winning the turnover battle won’t be enough for Dayton. Three-point shooting will also be crucial. Dayton has “out-tripled” its opponent by a 15-5 margin in the last two games. Jordan Sibert hit 7-of-17 long-range shots in those games, and he will need to do more of the same against Florida.
You can Watch Florida vs Dayton basketball online free live streaming by visiting the NCAA March Madness website and locating the Elite Eight game there. The site lets you watch every March Madness game free, including live broadcasts from CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV, etc. If you’re hoping to watch No. 1 Florida vs. No. 11 Dayton today in the Elite Eight, you can tune into the 3:09 PST / 6:09 EST tipoff live on TBS. You can also watch Florida vs Dayton basketball using the link above. If you use the link, the live stream TBS sports functionality should work on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.