By Spectrum Sports activities Employees,
Final Up to date: Sunday, March 12, 2017, eight:fifty four PM EDT
Orlando will probably be hounded by state of Florida basketball followers this week. Gators, Seminoles and Florida Gulf Coast all earned bids to the NCAA event, and all three groups will play in Orlando for the primary spherical.
The Gators earned a #four seed and can play #thirteen East Tennessee State this Thursday in Orlando. The Gators misplaced within the second spherical of the SEC event and completed the yr 24-eight.
The Florida State Seminoles earned a #three seed and play #14 Florida Gulf Coast College. FGCU is situated in Ft Myers. China Dow got here off the bench to attain a profession-excessive 31 factors and Florida Gulf Coast rallied within the fourth quarter to defeat Atlantic Solar common-season champion Stetson seventy seven-70 on Sunday and advance to the NCAA Event for the fourth time in six seasons.
The Miami Hurricanes draw the #eight seed and can play #9 Michigan State on Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
UCF didn’t earn a bid in to the NCAA event. They’ll host Colorado Wednesday night time at 7pm within the NIT Event.
The 4 #1 seeds are Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga.