GAINESVILLE -- The Gators are 17-3 this week with a home game against Georgia (Wednesday) and an away game against Tennessee (Saturday.) It's difficult to get a read on these Gators right now. After a terrible showing in the final minutes against South Carolina, UF bounced back against Vanderbilt on Sunday and beat the Commordores 94-69.
A few days after Chandler Parsons was answering questions about the identity (or lack thereof) of the Gators' basketball team, the sophomore forward scored 27 points, including 7-of-8 from behind the three-point line. Off the bench, freshman point guard Erving Walker scored 17 points.
Are these Gators a lock for the NCAA Tournament? Not yet. Last season, the Gators' men's basketball team entered their first meeting against Vanderbilt with a 4-1 record in the SEC and beat the Commodores by 22 points in Gainesville. The Gators then lost seven of its final 10 conference games and were relegated to the NIT.
This season, on Sunday, the Gators entered their first meeting against Vanderbilt with a 3-1 record in the SEC and beat the Commodores by 25 points. Where do the Gators go from here?