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March Madness 2012: Florida Vs. Virginia Preview

The Florida Gators will get their NCAA Tournament run underway on Friday when they take on the Virginia Cavaliers in a 7/10 matchup. The game starts at 2:10 pm and can be found on TNT.

There isn't really much of a difference between these teams other than pre-season expectations and the Conference they play in. The Gators have one more win than the Cavaliers both overall and in Conference, but they are the higher seed by a slight margin. The Cavaliers are led by first-team all ACC selection Mike Scott, one of the best players in the Nation. Despite the difference in seeding, the Cavaliers should not be taken lightly.

For more on this matchup and the impending March Madness season, check out SB Nation's college basketball hub. Stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay for more Gators recaps, previews and news updates. For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Gators and their tournament run, visit Alligator Army. Brackets on the brain? Us too! Play Yahoo! Tourney Pick'em and be a part of the craziest month of college basketball. It is fun, easy, and free. You can also find a 2012 NCAA Tournament Printable Bracket here.

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