Florida vs. BYU start time set for Thursday

By Adam Silverstein
March 21, 2011

The No. 2-seed Florida Gators (28-7) will face the No. 3-seed BYU Cougars (32-4) in the Southeast Regional Semifinal of the 2011 NCAA Tournament on Thursday at 7:27 p.m., the NCAA announced Sunday evening. The game will air live on TBS with Gus Johnson doing play-by-play and Len Elmore providing color commentary.

Florida and BYU will square off in a rematch of the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The Cougars defeated the Gators 99-92 in double overtime with BYU star guard Jimmer Fredette scoring a game-high 37 points on 50 percent shooting. Florida, a No. 10-seed to their opponent’s No. 7-seed, had opportunities to win the game at the end of regulation and at the conclusion of the first overtime but failed on both occasions.

Gators head coach Billy Donovan will speak to the media on Monday as the team begins practice for the Sweet 16 contest in New Orleans, LA.

8 Comments

  1. Gatorgrad79 says:

    Let’s Go Gators!

  2. npgator says:

    Perfect time as far as I am concerned. Go Gators – elite 8 baby!

  3. GatorCooken says:

    Adam,

    Just curious, does the basketball team return to Gainesville at all or do they head straight to NOLA?

    • I believe they’re in Gainesville until Wednesday. They’ll fly out to NO, do some interviews and then practice. Wake up Thursday, do their pre-game rituals and then play.

  4. GatorsAlumLA says:

    I’ll have to fake an illness on Thursday.

  5. Mr2Bits says:

    Damn, wish the game were earlier or later. Might be a tough one to swing.

  6. sickof jim says:

    sick of people where i live yelling “jimmer” all the time!!!!! i’m gona go nuts!!!! gators please destroy them.

  7. Cathy says:

    I live in the Albany area where Jimmer is from. GO GATORS!!!!!

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