2021 NCAA Tournament bracket: Florida basketball enters as No. 7 seed in March Madness

By Adam Silverstein
March 14, 2021
2021 NCAA Tournament bracket: Florida basketball enters as No. 7 seed in March Madness
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Despite losing three of their last four games to close out the season, the Florida Gators are headed to the 2021 NCAA Tournament as a No. 7 seed in the South Region. Florida (14-9) will open play Friday against the No. 10 seed Virginia Tech Hokies (15-6) in first-round action.

The Gators will tip off in Indianapolis, Indiana, with the winner moving on to face the victor between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 15 Oral Roberts.

Florida is 44-18 all-time in the NCAA Tournament with seven straight Round of 32 appearances (2011-14, 2017-19) as the Gators did not make the field in 2015-16 and the event was not played in 2020. Head coach Mike White is the first in program history to earn tournament berths in four of his first five seasons.

Florida is 4-5 all-time against Virginia Tech on the hardwood. The teams first met in 1961 and have not played since 1991.

OnlyGators.com will update this breaking news story shortly.

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