Looking to watch the Florida-Virginia NCAA Tournament game, but are stuck at work? Have no fear, we've got a few live stream options for you so that you don't miss what should be a great game between the Florida Gators and the Virginia Cavaliers.
If you are near a television you can catch the game at 2:10 p.m. EST on TNT, but there are easy options online as well. The most convenient way to watch the Florida-Virginia game online is to go to ncaa.tnt.com and authenticate your cable package. If you have a cable package that includes TNT, you simply go to those websites, punch in your account information, and then you should be able to watch the game.
Other options include paying $3.99 for all access to March Madness Live or signing up for texting alerts through Coke Zero. Paying a one-time fee for March Madness Live gives you the ability to watch all of the NCAA Tournament games on a host of different platforms, including on phones, computers, and iPads.
Coke Zero is offering free access to the March Madness stream if you sign up for Coke Zero texting alerts with standard text messaging rates applied. In order to get access to the free live stream, you text the number zero with your favorite team to 2653. After sending the text message, you should get a code to use at ncaa.com/cokezero.
Florida-Virginia will showcase a battle of two very opposite teams. Florida loves to run and gun with a multi-guard lineup, while Virginia is much more methodical under coach Tony Bennett.
Our two systems are definitely going to clash, Virginia's Sammy Zeglinski told reporters. They like to get up and down the court and shoot quick in the shot clock and we like to play the half-court game and run some clock. We're going to impose our game plan, and they'll try to do the same. Should be interesting.
Virginia is led by All-ACC forward Mike Scott, who averaged 18.1 points per game this season, and senior guard Sammy Zeglinski. Scott is one of the craftiest scorers in the nation and got serious consideration for ACC Player of the Year before it ultimately went to UNC star Tyler Zeller. The Cavaliers were in the Top 25 for a good portion of the season and are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2007.
The Cavaliers finished the season at 22-9 and 9-7 in the ACC.
Florida has underwhelmed this season, but has the talent to make a serious run in March. The Gators came into the season with a Top 10 ranking and Final Four aspirations, but seriously struggled with consistency. The Gators finished the 2011-12 season with a 23-10 overall record and 10-6 in the SEC, including losing four of their last five games.
But despite some bad losses, including a late-December loss to Rutgers, Billy Donovan's crew has all of the necessary tools to knock off some teams. The Gators have a strong rotation of guards with Kenny Boynton, Brad Beal, Erving Walker, and Mike Rosario, which will be huge in taking down Virginia.
Florida will need to limit its turnovers and play smart, but also play to their strengths and not allow the game to slow down to UVA's preferred style. Virginia doesn't give up a lot of points -- averaging only 53.7 points per game -- which means that Florida will need to make its opportunities count.