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Gamecocks relish chance to take on top-ranked Cats

Devan Downey - photo by Aluka Berry | AP

- photo by Aluka Berry | AP

No two teams in college basketball had more different outcomes Saturday than and . The now-unanimous No. 1 Wildcats led by as many as 45 on Arkansas before settling in for a 101-70 win. Meanwhile, a little later, Florida broke the Gamecocks' hearts with a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Devan Downey is eager to face the No. 1 team in the country: “Some people never have this opportunity”. As emotional as those results were, for strikingly different reasons, they no longer matter. Just that quickly, it's about the present and not the incredibly recent past.

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