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26-8, 2nd in SEC

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If Florida and South Carolina win tonight in the Sweet 16, Sunday's potential Elite 8 matchup would mark just the third time in NCAA Tournament history that SEC teams will face each other. Both of the previous occasions happened in 1986. Kentucky beat Alabama in the Sweet 16 and LSU beat Kentucky in the Elite 8 that year.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of tonight's Sweet 16 games: North Carolina -7 vs. Butler O/U 155; Baylor -3 vs. South Carolina O/U 135.5; UCLA -1.5 vs. Kentucky O/U 167; Florida -1 vs. Wisconsin O/U 131

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Florida, South Carolina have chance to advance (1:37)

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According to ESPN's BPI, the Gators have a 66 percent chance to beat Wisconsin in Friday night's (9:59 p.m. ET) Sweet 16 matchup, but don't sleep on the Badgers. Wisconsin is the only team to appear in the Sweet 16 in each of the past four NCAA tournaments.

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Players reflect on Sweet 16 spotlight (1:26)
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What are the Gators up against? (2:18)
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19hChad Ford

Devin Robinson's stock trending up

After an up-and-down junior season, Robinson has been Florida's best player in the NCAA tournament. Nigel Hayes will push him in the Sweet 16.

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20hJeff Goodman

Make-or-break player: Devin Robinson

Robinson has saved his best basketball for the NCAA tournament. After scoring 24 points against ETSU, he recorded a double-double in a win over Virginia.

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Florida basketball looks promising under White (1:50)
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Friday's tourney teams are historically great (0:34)

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Just had an enlightening conversation (mime version) with this guy courtside. He's picking Florida.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

East Regional practices are wrapping up at Madison Square Garden. On the floor now are the Florida Gators.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Villanova and Duke were "supposed" to be here at Madison Square Garden. Absent those two teams with big New York fan bases, not exactly packed at the open practices.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Scott Drew on the unlikely regional here in NY, with Baylor, South Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin talked about the parity of the game with transfers and one and dones. He then added, "with the NCAA Tournament, its who plays best in those 40 minutes. It's not best four of seven, the best team doesn't always win."

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Sweet 16 "seed scores" (coach's record of advancing in tourney relative to seed, since 2002): Greg Gard (1.50), John Beilein (1.35), Chris Mack (1.19), Frank Martin (1.18), Chris Holtmann (1.17), Sean Miller (1.12), John Calipari (1.06), Matt Painter (1.06), Roy Williams (1.03), Dana Altman (1.00), Scott Drew (1.00), Mike White (1.00), Mark Few (0.90), Steve Alford (0.84), Bob Huggins (0.84), Bill Self (0.79).

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FiveThirtyEight: How far can Florida go?

According to FiveThirtyEight's round-by-round probabilities, Florida has decent odds of coming out of the wide-open East Region. But the Gators will be longshots if they make the Final Four.

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ESPN's BPI breaks down who has the best chance to reach the elusive Final Four -- with three (fairly) clear frontrunners, including fourth-seeded Florida.

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Why you should be excited about the Sweet 16 (1:13)
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Mike White on coaching: Fell in love with basketball (3:23)

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Florida boasts the best Sweet 16 winning percentage among teams still alive in the NCAA tournament and the second-best in tourney history (min. five games). Michigan and Kentucky are not far behind, meaning this list could change a lot over the weekend.

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Florida and North Carolina have each reached six Elite Eights in the past decade, most among all teams. The Gators have cut down the nets twice in that span while the Tar Heels have won one championship.

Team Stats

Points Per Game77.968th
Rebounds Per Game37.3Tied-90th
Assists Per Game12.6Tied-235th
Points Allowed65.737th

Tournament History

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