Florida Gators have had a rough ride of it in the last few years during the March Madness NCAA tournament, with three consecutive losses at the Elite Eight stage. 

The Gators have come into the tournament as the number one overall seed because of the toughness of their schedule. 

They haven't lost since December 2nd, and are now unbeaten in 26 games, but it's likely to be an uphill battle to reach the March Madness summit.

However, that hasn't stopped the enthusiasm that is reverberating around the Gators dressing room right now.

The Florida team have an array of senior players that are likely to showcase their toughness and poise during the tournament.

Scottie Wilbekin is one of those seniors, and he revealed that past Gators failures are driving him and his team-mates head first into a championship pursuit.

"What fuels us is just our last opportunity to win a championship,” senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin said.

“The previous years, we were thinking of just getting to the Elite Eight, just getting to the Final Four. We want a championship. If we fall short of it with the Sweet 16, the Final Four, it won't be what we wanted.”

His team's journey to potential glory will start 4:10pm ET against 16th seed Albany, in a game they are heavily favorited to win.

 

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