On March 27, the Florida Gators defeated the UCLA Bruins by a score of 79-68 to move on to the Elite 8 for the fourth straight year in a row. On the same day, the Dayton Flyers, a No. 11 seed, pulled out another impressive 2014 NCAA Tournament win and beat the Stanford Cardinal by a score of 82-72 to advance to the next level. On Saturday night, Florida will take on underdog Dayton, which according to ESPN could “crash the party” because the Flyers are red hot and hungry for a victory to advance to its first ever Final Four. Saturday’s game pits David against Goliath and it should be a good one for college basketball fans everywhere.
Bookmaker posted new odds on March 28 and favored Florida by 10 points. However, the last two times a No. 11 seed faced a No. 1 seed, the underdogs won both times. In 2011, underdog VCU stunned Kansas, the heavy favorite. In 2006, George Mason shocked the country by taking out UConn. Could Dayton be the Cinderella spoiler for the Gators?
Florida just looks unflappable. They have both an elite defense and a solid offense.
Fans can expect a great game from both teams in a tournament that Bleacher Report dubbed, “one of the most exciting sporting events of the year thus far.”
Below are the tip-off times, live stream information, and TV schedule for Florida vs. Dayton in the South Region’s final match-up in the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
- Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
- Tip-off Time: 6:09 p.m. EST
- TV Channel: TBS
- Location: Fedex Forum (Memphis)
- TV Announcers: Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Kevin Harlan, Rachel Nichols
- Live Stream: The game can be watched online for free (for cable subscribers) via the March Madness Live app. Download directly at www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live and click on the “select service provider” tab.
All roads lead to the Final Four, which will be played in AT&T Stadium in North Texas. The last four NCAA teams standing are set to take the court on Saturday, April 5, with the NCAA championship game scheduled for Monday, April 7 on CBS.
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