2019 NCAA Tournament bracket: Florida Gators enter as No. 10 seed in March Madness

By Adam Silverstein
March 17, 2019
2019 NCAA Tournament bracket: Florida Gators enter as No. 10 seed in March Madness
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After achieving consecutive wins in postseason play to make up for three straight losses to end the regular season, the Florida Gators received a bid to the 2019 NCAA Tournament as a No. 10 seed in the West Region. Florida (19-15) will open play against the No. 7 seed Nevada Wolfpack in first-round action.

The Gators and Wolfpack will tip off in Des Moines, Iowa, with the winner moving on to likely face No. 2 Michigan, which has to take on No. 15 Montana. Gonzaga stands as the No. 1 seed in the West Region with Texas Tech as the No. 3 and Florida State as the No. 4.

Florida and Nevada will tip at 6:50 p.m. ET on Thursday. The game will air live on TNT with Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner and Dana Jacobson on the call.

Florida is 43-17 all-time in the NCAA Tournament with six straight Round of 32 appearances (2011-14, 2017-18) as the Gators did not make the field in 2015-16. Head coach Mike White is the first in program history to earn tournament berths in three of his first four seasons.

UF has never faced Nevada. The Gators are 16-5 all-time in the Round of 64 with their last loss also being the last time they were a No. 10 seed when Florida fell to No. 7 BYU 99-92 in two overtimes back in 2010.

One Comment

  1. Donnie Wise says:

    Probably the toughest 1st round matchup we could of asked for. Nevada is big, strong and extremely well disciplined. We will have to play outstanding on offense and defense to get out of the matchup with a W. It will be exciting if anything to watch. GO GATORS!!

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