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Sunday March 11, 2012No. 7 Florida Opens NCAA Tournament in Omaha vs. No. 10 Virginia on Friday

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida menís basketball team will be making its 17th all-time NCAA Tournament appearance when it faces No. 10 Virginia in Omaha on Friday, the NCAA selection committee announced today. †


The Gators, who come into the NCAA Tournament with a 23-10 overall record, hold a 32-14 (.696) all-time record in NCAA Tournament play, including a 25-9 (.735) mark under Donovan, who has led the Gators to three Final Fours and a pair of National Championships.


UF, who is 0-1 all-time as a No. 7 seed, will face the winner of No. 2 Missouri and No. 15 Norfolk State if they get past the Cavaliers. The winner of the Round of 32 will matchup will advance to the Sweet 16 of the West Regional in Phoenix.†


The Gators have played the Cavaliers once before in history losing 62-56 in the 1992 NIT.


More information on the Gatorsí 2012 NCAA Tournament, including ticketing and broadcast information, will be available shortly on

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