Originally Posted by Boston Red
How do you figure? It's not as though Florida has some sort of huge basketball fan following that is going to sell more tickets or cause many more people to tune in. I'd be surprised if there are a thousand Florida fans in OK City Thursday afternoon. I would expect them to be outnumbered by BYU fans.
Compared to Mississippi State, I would say there would be plenty more pull for Florida compared to Starkville. I do agree on the BYU point though.
Funny Seth Greenberg was mentioned earlier. I wonder if Florida had missed the field if he and Billy Donovan would be campaigning to expand the tournament to 96 teams?
On a somewhat related note, there are people who are debating Kentucky having to play Texas in New Orleans and the supposed home field advantage Texas is going to have. The point was made though that Texas fans are not going to travel to Louisiana to see "this year's team".