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Contrast of Style Poses Challenge for Gators

Contrast of Style Poses Challenge for Gators

Florida wants to run. It's hard to think of a year when that characteristic didn't apply to Billy Donovan's Gators. It will be tested on Friday. The No. 7 seed Gators start their NCAA Tournament schedule with a matchup against No. 10 seed Virginia. While Florida try to run up and down the court, the Cavaliers will be trying to slow things down. Virginia's tough defense is the backbone of the team.

"There's no question that is a real strength of their team – how well they defend, how they help each other, the pressure they apply on the ball," Donovan said. "The way they try to eliminate and take away at the basket, whether it is through post traps or incredible help in the lane they try to eliminate and take away a lot of easy baskets. That is something that they really focus on. If you look...

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