Friday's matchup features No. 7 seed Florida, a team that loves to fire off 3-pointers, against No. 10 Virginia, a team known for slow-down defense.
Losing four of it last five games likely cost Florida a higher seed closer to home, so the Gators head to Omaha, Neb., as a No. 7 seed to face No. 10 Virginia.
In a rebuilding season full of disappointments, coach Mark Fox wants to make sure his players find some confidence and the right frame of mind to respond well to adversity -- and a 1-7 SEC record.
Senior guard Dustin Ware thinks Georgia's tough non-conference slate prepared a youth-laden roster for the rigors of Southeastern Conference play.