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The Gators open the SEC Tournament today against LSU.

Friday March 15, 2013Live Chat: Gators vs. LSU in SEC Tournament

The Gators open the SEC Tournament today against LSU.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Gators face LSU on Friday afternoon (1 p.m. ET) in their first game of the 2013 SEC Tournament.

You can follow the action and join the conversation by clicking here for our live game chat on GatorZone.com.

The SEC regular-season champion Gators (24-6) rolled to a 74-52 win over the Tigers (19-11) in Baton Rouge on Jan. 12, holding LSU to a season-low 32.3 percent shooting percentage.

LSU advanced with a 68-63 win over Georgia on Thursday in which the Tigers committed a season-low five turnovers.

The Gators have not played since closing the regular season with a 61-57 loss at Kentucky on Saturday. The winner of today's game advances to Saturday's semifinals to face the Alabama-Tennessee winner.

Florida is 2-8 against LSU in SEC Tournament play but won the meeting here in 2006, defeating the Tigers 81-65 on the way to the first national title in school history.

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