Elite Eight: Florida vs. Butler tip set for Saturday

By Adam Silverstein
March 25, 2011

The No. 2-seed Florida Gators (29-7) will face the No. 8-seed Butler Bulldogs (26-9) in the Southeast Regional Finals of the 2011 NCAA Tournament on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., the NCAA announced Thursday evening. The game will air live on CBS with Gus Johnson doing play-by-play and both Len Elmore and Reggie Miller providing color commentary.

Florida and Butler will square off for the third time in the NCAA Tournament. The Gators are 2-0 all-time against the Bulldogs in the event, defeating them 69-68 in overtime in 2000 and 65-57 in a Sweet 16 game in 2007.

UF earned its spot in the Elite Eight by defeating the No. 3-seed Brigham Young Cougars (32-5) 83-74 in an overtime thriller early Thursday night. BU earned their second-straight appearance in the round with a tremendous 61-54 win against the No. 4-seed Wisconsin Badgers (25-9) later that evening.

7 Comments

  1. Daniel M. says:

    HELL YEAH! Ever notice how Foley is in the background in every big moment for Gator Athletics? His dedication to UF athletics is unsurpassed and it is showing all over the college sports landscape. What an asset he is.

  2. Basshole says:

    Let’s hope it’s not as close as 2000. That Mike Miller basket late in the game is still my favorite UF NCAA tourney moment.

    Also, Adam, it’s Reggie “The Killer” Miller. Didn’t you hear Gus Johnson last night? 🙂

  3. GatorCooken says:

    Tremendous might be a strong word to describe that Butler victory. That game was like watching a pick up game at SW Rec.

    Can’t wait to hear Gus Johnson again, love having him as our commentator.

    Let’s Go Gators! Now is where we get serious!

  4. El Meester says:

    Does Erv ever smile? Strictly business.

  5. jay d says:

    Didn’t u know?…Walker is torean greens cousin lol poker face… my biggest fear for this game is that alex tyus starts thinking he is Jordan and begins jacking up jumpers all over the court cause he believes that he’s hot right now…let’s hope our stat hungry senior doesn’t get carried away….this could be a major factor vs butler….you heard it here first…

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