Florida Earns No. 7 Seed In West Regional Of 2012 NCAA Tournament, Will Play Virginia

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 10: Kenny Boynton #1 of the Florida Gators drives against Marquis Teague #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the semifinals of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at New Orleans Arena on March 10, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Florida's late-season swoon may have cost the Gators. During Sunday's NCAA Tournament Selection Show on CBS, the Gators were named the No. 7 seed in the West Region of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, far lower than most of the projections for Florida this week.

The Gators will meet No. 10 Virginia in Omaha on Friday, and will have their hands full with a defensive-minded Cavaliers outfit, though the Wahoos' lack of size could bode well for Florida. If the Gators can get past Virginia, No. 2 Missouri, the winner of the Big 12 Tournament, looms, and the Tigers' high-octane jump-shooting offense could look like a mirror image of Billy Donovan's squad.

If the Gators can get to the Sweet Sixteen — and it will be tough — they could run into No. 3 Marquette or No. 6 Murray State. And the No. 1 seed in the region is a team Florida has some Tournament history with: No. 1 Michigan State.

For a printable NCAA Tournament bracket, head to SB Nation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker