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Chomping at Bits: Florida to face Vanderbilt again in SEC tournament

Will the third time be the charm?

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Florida to face Vanderbilt again: The Gators will get their third shot against the ‘Dores this season, as No. 2 seed Florida opens SEC tournament play tonight against No. 7 seed Vanderbilt - who handily defeated Texas A&M last night, 66-41, in order to advance. The Gators are 0-2 against the Commodores this year, losing by two in both of their previous meetings. This is the first time that Florida has opened the SEC tournament against the same team that it closed the regular season against. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Vanderbilt is a bad match-up for the Gators: Florida faces Vanderbilt tonight for the second time in seven days. The Commodores have won six of their last seven games, and have defeated the Gators twice in different ways against different Florida defenses. (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

Kasey Hill’s play to have big impact on Florida’s postseason: Mike White says Hill - who has 18 turnovers during the Gators’ past five games - needs to stop pressing and “get back to the decision-making he was making a month ago.” (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

UF baseball looks to end skid with Seton Hall series: Florida baseball dropped a pair of midweek games to FGCU this week. The Gators hope to bounce back this weekend with a three-game series hosting Seton Hall. Florida is undefeated in weekend games so far this season, and just 1-4 in midweek contests. (Gainesville Sun; Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Gator softball opens SEC play: The No. 3 Gators host a three-game series with No. 24 Missouri this weekend. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Florida announces spring speaking tour: This year’s tour features ten appearances by Jim McElwain, four by Mike White, three by Scott Stricklin, and three by Steve Spurrier. Dates and locations are listed in the articles. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Gator gymnastics hosts regular-season finale: No. 3 Florida faces its fifth top-25 opponent, No. 22 West Virginia, on Senior Night. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

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