Virginia Faces Florida Round 2 Action – Tonight’s marquee match-up sees a #4 seed in the Florida Gators taking on the five seeded Virginia Cavaliers.
This is a match-up of two teams that excel on the defensive end, so expect a low scoring affair. The Cavaliers beat NC Wilmington in the opening round 76-71 and it may not be a bad sign, but that was just the third time all year they had given up over 70 points. The Cavaliers got most of their points in their first round win from London Perrantes (24) and Marial Shayok (23) and they are going to need to get some help from other players. The Cavaliers finished the season rated #1 in the NCAA in points allowed and after emerging in a virtual tie after the first half against Wilmington they clamped down and got the job done.
Meanwhile, Florida got things going against the Buccaneers of East Tennessee State as they advanced with a nice 80-65 win. The Gators were led by 24 points from Devin Robinson and Robinson is probably the best player on either roster. Florida has a few options on offense beyond Robinson while the Cavaliers will look to slow the pace down to a stand still while they look for points.
Virginia Faces Florida Round 2 Action
The game comes to us live from Florida at 8:40 PM EST and airs on TNT. The teams met in the tourney back in 2012 and Florida emerged with a 71-45 win. Virginia went 5-5 in their last 10 regular season games, including a lackliuster 71-58 loss to Notre Dame in the ACC tournament.
NCAA Tournament 2017 Second Round – Amway Center – Orlando, FL
Virginia vs Florida –
Virginia +2 -110 / +113 / o125 1/2 -110 / o62 -110 u52 1-110
Florida -2 -110 / -133 / o125 1/2 -110 / o63 1/2 -110 u63 1/2 -110
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