I'm not sure you read Bruins Nation, but since I have no other way to reach you, I'm writing this note in the hope that you see it.
When you enter the game against Florida, enjoy the moment. Although there has been criticism of coach Steve Alford on BN - mine included - he was right when he said he wanted you guys to have fun. And don't forget you're part of the proudest tradition in college athletics. You're surrounded by skilled teammates. If you miss a shot, there will be other opportunities.
As someone who made some breathtaking shots earlier in the season, you know what it feels like when you release the ball the right way (or beat your man to the basket). Maybe it's worthwhile to work for that good feeling rather than worrying unduly about whether the ball will go in. (I'm not saying, of course, that winning isn't important; it is.)
I was never worth a damn on a basketball court, but I recently listened to some online interviews about Phil Jackson's chances of success with the New York Knicks; specifically, how a Zen Buddhism approach may be related to his previous championships. At any rate, one interviewer said something that got my attention. She spoke of the "happiness of pursuit" (a word play on the "pursuit of happiness"). And I think what she meant was taking joy in the act itself and not worrying about the certainty of the outcome.
So, sure, there will be pressure when you face Florida, but I hope you, Zach, and all your teammates enjoy the spotlight and the opportunity to burnish the brightest legacy in all of sports.
Everyone on this team has worked hard, and we're all behind you. Go Bruins!