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Florida to open SEC Tournament vs. Georgia or LSU



Florida will open play in the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament on Friday afternoon, facing the winner of Thursday's game between No. 8-see Georgia and No. 9-seed LSU.

The game will be played at 1 p.m., at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and televised on ESPNU. The five-day tournament begins on Wednesday, March 13, and runs through Sunday, March 17.

The Gators are the No. 1 seed in the tournament.

Florida will enter the tournament coming off another tough road loss. The Gators lost 61-57 to Kentucky on Saturday afternoon - going scoreless in the final 7 1/2 minutes of the game.

The Gators are now 7-6 on the road this season. It was the third straight SEC road loss of the season for Florida.

A limited number of reserved ticket books are on sale and can be purchased through

Also, several SEC schools have released additional tickets to the general public. For more information, log onto the ticket page at and follow the links to the institutions’ websites for purchase.


[Last modified: Saturday, March 9, 2013 11:41pm]


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