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Offense vs. defense

Friday features UF team that likes to shoot 3s vs. UVA team known for D

Updated: March 15, 2012, 10:51 AM ET
By Michael DiRocco | GatorNation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's second-round NCAA tournament matchup with Virginia is one of classic offense vs. defense.

The Gators (23-10) want to run, shoot a lot of 3-pointers and play the game in the 80s. The Cavaliers (22-9) want a plodding, halfcourt game that keeps the score south of 70 points. Whether UF survives for a potential third-round matchup with Missouri depends on the Gators handling the Cavaliers' pack-line defense.

"They do a terrific job defensively," UF coach Billy ...

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