UF gets No. 7 seed, will play Virginia

March, 11, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida has to go west in its quest to win a national championship.

The Gators (23-10) are headed to Omaha, Neb., as the No. 7 seed in the West Region and will face No. 10 seed Virginia (22-9) on Friday in a second-round game. Game time will be announced later tonight or early Monday morning.

UF has lost four of its last five games, but two of those were to top-ranked Kentucky. The Wildcats beat the Gators 74-71 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal on Saturday. The Cavaliers have lost five of their last eight games and fell to N.C. State 67-64 in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on Friday.

Florida has faced Virginia only once. The Cavaliers won 62-56 in the NIT.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter



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