Scott Carter’s Blog Carter’s Corner
ARLINGTON, Texas -- I like North Texas and all, and the hospitality has been excellent during Florida's stay here this week, but I'm ready for some hoops.
Bet you are too.
The No. 1-ranked Gators tip off against UConn for a berth in Monday night's national championship game in about six hours.
To get you ready, here are some of the best links from around the Internet I could find:
--The Sports Illustrated crew in town picks their winners this weekend at Jerry World.
--SI.com's Pete Thamel profiles Billy Donovan's career and includes a hilarious Billy D/Donnie Jones anecdote during days at Marshall.
--More on Billy D from Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports, who writes about how Billy D works off the stress of his job.
--Dom Amore of The Hartford Courant takes a look at the job UConn coach Kevin Ollie has done since taking over for Jim Calhoun.
--Healthy Gators eye payback writes Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com.
--The matchup between Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin and UConn's Shabazz Napier takes center stage writes Edgar Thompson of The Orlando Sentinel.
--The Final Four has an SEC flavor writes C.L. Brown of ESPN.com.
--The story of 4-year-old cancer survivor Kaedyn Ballew and his friendship with Gators Patric Young and Will Yeguete never gets old as Hays Carlyon of The Florida Times-Union pens latest piece.
--CBSSports.com's Jeff Borzello takes a look at the X-factors in today's Final Four games.
--Postseason run carries price for proud parents writes Pat Dooley of The Gainesville Sun.
--Billy Donovan's success unparalleled writes Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com.
--Will Yeguete's twisted road leads him to Final Four writes Dana O'Neil of ESPN.com.