The second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is in full effect, and many fans will be paying close attention to West Region when the No. 7-seed Florida Gators (23-10) faces the No. 10-seeded Virginia Cavaliers (22-9) at CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. on Friday.
The tip off takes place at 2:10 p.m. ET. The game will be television on TNT.
If you're looking to watch the game online, it can be seen on March Madness On Demand, which shows every NCAA Men's Tournament game for a one-time payment of $3.99.
Virginia have only seven scholarship players available, so head coach Tony Bennett will try to slow the game down as much as they can.
The Cavaliers also have some talent. All-ACC forward Mike Scott is averaging 18.1 points per game. The 6'8 senior is also a quality rebounder. Sophomore guard Joe Harris is another player to watch for.
The Gators have an excellent trio of guards in Kenny Boynton, Bradley Beal, and Erving Walker, who average a combined 43 points per game. This Florida squad set a school record for three-pointers this season (328).
However, Billy Donovan's squad has lost four of their past five games, but against strong competition. It will be interesting to see how the Gators perform on a neutral site against a defensive opponent. Florida has a road record of 4-7 this season.
PREDICTION: The Cavaliers don't match up well with the Gators, as injuries have really hurt the club's chances of advancing. The Gators' guards will be the difference in this one. Expect Florida to make a late charge as Virginia goes on a cold spell.
PREDICTED SCORE: Florida over Virginia, 59-49