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27-8, 2nd in SEC

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

What was the moment that got South Carolina's late-year momentum going? To Gamecocks coach Frank Martin, it was the night his team lost at Florida. SC is 5-2 with some big wins since that 81-66 loss on Feb. 21.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Frank Martin on SEC hoops, recalls Kentucky beating Alabama, a game he termed a "brawl," but others argued was Kentucky sneaking by: "that's disrespectful."

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Florida's Chris Chiozza said even if he had been forced to change direction on the buzzer beating shot -- even one step by Wisconsin -- he thinks he still would have gotten off a good look. Still made it? Well, we can all speculate on that one.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

When Florida coach Mike White was in his first year at Louisiana Tech, he said former official Mark Whitehead (now SEC head of officials) told him after he was challenging the officials that the more concerned he was with them, the less concerned he was with his team. He has taken that advice.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike White could have used his father Kevin White, a highly successful and connected AD at high-profile schools during his career, to move up the food chain or go into administration. But he chose his own path. Assistant. Got Louisiana Tech. Stayed. Didn't jump. And got a chance to coach Florida. Has the right calming demeanor on the sideline. Never too high or too low. He said today that his ascension to the Gators head coaching profession has been very rewarding.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ICYMI: underdogs went 2-1-1 ATS in Friday's Sweet 16 games (after also going 2-1-1 ATS on Thursday) with South Carolina and Kentucky pulling outright upsets. North Carolina was the only favorite to cover while the push was Florida beating Wisconsin 84-83 in overtime as a 1-point fave. Overall, underdogs are 30-23-2 ATS (56.6 percent) with one game closing pick 'em. Overs are 32-23-1 (58.2 percent).

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida coach Mike White admits he's a little "worried" about how his team responds emotionally to Friday's win. This morning at team breakfast, he asked players how they felt. Some admitted physical and mental fatigue after the late, overtime finish last night. He told players to try to turn off their phones last night; respond to the hundreds of text messages after Sunday's game.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Devin Robinson said he thought at first Chiozza was throwing a lob. "It was floating and I was like, "oh snap, that thing might go on."

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike White on the aftermath of Chiozza's shot : "if there's a disadvantage for us, I don't think Chris has slept yet."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida brought almost half the team to the off-day news conference. As for Chris Chiozza, he says he probably heard from "everybody I've met in life" after hitting last night's game-winner. He tried not to reply to too many of the more than 200 text messages so he could get a little rest. He hit "read all" on all of them.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Chiozza on his night after hitting Florida's buzzerbeater: "I heard from probably everybody I ever met."

ESPN Staff  

Cleveland Browns All-Pro cornerback Joe Haden had the best seat in the house watching his alma mater Florida knock off Wisconsin at the buzzer in overtime. (@joehaden23/Twitter)

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Chiozza happy to put coach on other side of buzzer-beater (1:45)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Been on two trains around NYC this morning. I've heard three separate conversations start this way (paraphrasing): "Did you see that game last night? That shot?" Chris Chiozza has won the hearts of New Yorkers. Definitely the talk of the city today.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Chris Chiozza's game-winning 3-pointer for Florida is just the fourth overtime buzzer-beater in the NCAA tournament over the last 20 years. The Gators own two of those four buzzer-beaters.

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SEC set to clash in Elite Eight (1:02)
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Florida's dramatic win all about the buzzer-beater (1:13)
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Florida and Kentucky win while Booker makes history (1:07)

Team Stats

Points Per Game78.164th
Rebounds Per Game37.296th
Assists Per Game12.6241st
Points Allowed66.243rd

Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record42-17
Championship Seasons2006, 2007
Tournament Appearances19