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Gators' Billy Donovan not caught up in NCAA seeding



Okay, so Florida may have been expecting a little higher seed than a No. 7 in the NCAA Tournament, which begins this week, but head coach Billy Donovan isn't getting caught up in that discussion.

"Basically, whatever seed is handed out I've always believed in you move on and move forward,'' Donovan said Monday. "You aren't going to change anything. I think the committee spends an enormous amount of time and they're very diligent. I felt like going into it a 5 maybe 6 or something in that range. I guess paire- up or matched-up with everyone in the field, they gave us a seed that they thought was fair. I don't have a problem with it, I'm fine, we have to go on and play. The whole focus now is getting prepared and ready to play against Virginia.''

Florida will play Virginia Friday, in Omaha, Neb. Gator junior forward Erik Murphy's brother. Alex, is a member of the Duke basketball team and has faced Virginia this season. Murphy said he received a brief scouting report after the NCAA selections were announced.

"I didn’t talk to him too much,'' Murphy said. "He told me they’re tough defensively. Talked about five minutes. We were hoping we’d be in the same city, but that didn’t happen. He didn’t tell me too much. They’ve (Virginia) got the kid, Mike Scott, who’s pretty good. They’re tough defensively. We’ll watch some film of them today and learn some more about them.''

[Last modified: Monday, March 12, 2012 5:12pm]


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