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Who: No. 8 Florida (23-7) vs. No. 9 Temple (21-9)
When/where: 2:30 p.m.; Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn.
Notable: The Gators have lost five of their past six, and realize that might have played a major role in their seeding. But they played some of their best basketball in the second half of an SEC tournament loss to Tennessee (in the second half they scored 46 and forced 14 turnovers). … The winner reaches the second round on Tuesday and faces the winner of today's Connecticut vs. Vermont game.