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Gators will play Virginia at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, in second round of NCAA Tournament: No. 4 seed Florida will face No. 5 seed Virginia, who advanced after defeating UNC Wilmington, 76-71. The Gators’ game will be televised on TNT, and will start following the conclusion of the game between Florida State and Xavier, which tips at 6:10 p.m.. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)
On Florida’s 80-65 first round tournament win over East Tennessee State: The Gators shot 54 percent in the second half, making six three-pointers to push past the Buccaneers. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)
Spotlights on Thursday’s Gator MVPs: Florida got some big time play from Devin Robinson (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun; Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel; Ryan Young, SEC Country), Chris Chiozza (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun), and Kevarrius Hayes (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun) in yesterday’s first round game.
The SEC commissioner wasn’t too happy about his seats:
Randy Shannon’s defense: Shannon notes that his philosophy may not be very different than Geoff Collins’, but that he may change some things coverage-wise and schematically with blitzes. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)
Florida baseball opens SEC play: The Gators travel to Auburn for a three-game series, with the first game tonight at 7:00 p.m. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)
Gator softball in South Carolina for three-game series: Florida’s first game with the Gamecocks is tonight at 7:00 p.m. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)
UF gymnastics competing at SEC Championships: Florida will compete in the second session of the SEC Championships in Jacksonville this weekend. The Gators hope to secure their second consecutive SEC title. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)
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