DENVER -- OK, Florida, your move.
It's your chance -- maybe "fate" is a better word -- to line up next week in the Sweet 16 against Jimmer Fredette and Brigham Young.
Gonzaga, which had played marvelously down the stretch in a 10-game winning streak, took a shot at it here in the NCAA tournament, and it wasn't an evening the Zags will want to frame. Fredette, a 6-2 senior guard likely to win several player-of-the-year awards, scored 34 points and got substantial help as BYU sent Gonzaga crashing out of the tournament, 89-67.
"Take Jimmer out!" a fan behind me shouted with 5:09 left, at which point it was 77-59.
Had to be a Gonzaga rooter, tired of seeing Fredette visit all sorts of misery on the 11th-seeded Zags, who had opened the tournament so impressively against St. John's on Thursday night, they were a slight favorite over a third-seeded team.