The Florida Gators are the No. 1 overall seed entering the 2012 College World Series, but they will face a stiff test right off the bat as they take the field against SEC rival and two-time defending national champion South Carolina on Saturday night in Omaha. Florida took two of three regular season meetings between the two teams this season, and will be looking to be exacting revenge on South Carolina after the Gamecocks swept the Gators in last season's best-of-three championship series.
The first game of the day will see No. 2 seed Arkansas take on No. 3 seed Kent State, the second "Cinderella" team to make the 2012 College World Series, alongside Stony Brook. The winners of the two games will meet on Monday night, as will the losers of both games.
Here is what you need to know for Saturday's game:
Game Day/Time: Saturday, June 16, 9:00 p.m. EST
Location: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, NE
Television Coverage: ESPN, ESPN3.com
You can see the full College World Series bracket here.
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