Florida, Florida State and FAMU all head into their respective conference tournaments this week.
The Rattlers began play in the MEAC Tuesday in Norfolk and faced North Carolina A&T.
Only a MEAC Tournament championship would make the Rattlers post season eligible and that is a long, long shot.
Florida State put themselves in post-season play with a pair of hard earned home wins last week.
Michael Snaer did it again Thursday when, for the sixth time as a Seminole, he hit a last-second game-winner.
That was against possible NCAA Tournament selection Virginia. The ‘Noles then knocked off another possible NCAA Tournament selection choice, N.C. State, Saturday in what no doubt was one of the Tribe’s best-played games this year.
It would no doubt take an ACC Tournament championship to put FSU in the NCAA Tournament.
But the two wins did set them up for the NIT, which would be a very positive happening for this young Seminole team.
They, by the way, start play in the ACC Tournament at Greensboro Thursday facing Clemson.
Florida won the SEC regular season crown with a win over Vanderbilt in a Wednesday home game.
They then played a pathetic last eight minutes at Kentucky, failing to score in that time and falling 61-57.
Florida will be in the NCAA Tournament no matter the SEC Tournament outcome.
The Gators have not won a close game this year and don’t appear able to.
A run through the SEC Tournament would give them a positive draw in the NCAA Tournament. They face the LSU-Georgia winner in a 1 p.m. game Friday in Nashville after gaining a bye.
The way they play in the Nashville fete will no doubt give Florida faithful a preview of what they can expect in the NCAA event.