WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 tonight; O'Connell Center, Gainesville.
RECORDS: UF 23-5, Holy Cross 21-8.
COACHES: UF _ Carol Ross (228-109, 11th season). Holy Cross _ Bill Gibbons (333-140, 16th season).
KEY PLAYERS: UF _ Brandi McCain, G, 5-3 Jr. (19.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg); Naomi Mobley, F, 6-2 Jr. (10.7 ppg, 9.5 rpg); Tombi Bell, G, 5-5 Sr. (12.6 ppg, 5.0 apg).
NOTES: The Gators are looking to make a run after failing to earn an invitation last season. In addition, they are looking to avenge their second-round loss in the Southeastern Conference tournament March 2. Ross gave the team six days off during spring break, giving players a chance to rest and heal, particularly Bell, McCain and Mobley. The winner faces the winner of the Old Dominion and Washington game. ODU defeated Florida in the Elite Eight of the 1997 NCAA Tournament.
_ Compiled by Debi Jones.