A look at the NCAA tournament semifinal between the seventh-seeded Connecuticut Huskies (30-8) and the first-seeded and top-ranked Florida Gators (36-2).
When: Today, 3:09 p.m. TV: TBS
Breakdown: Florida is the only No. 1-seeded team to survive the two-week tournament gantlet and got to Texas by defeating four teams with a total seeding number of 40: Albany (16), Pittsburgh (9), UCLA (4) and Dayton (11). The Gators' last defeat was Dec. 2 against Connecticut.
The Gators are led by four seniors: Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young, Casey Prather and Will Yeguete. Prather's 13.8 points-per-game scoring average leads the team, but four players are averaging double figures.
Wilbekin is the team's best on-ball defender and will probably draw the assignment of stopping Connecticut's Shabazz Napier.
Florida is one of the nation's best defensive teams, giving up only 57.6 points a game.
Connecticut needed overtime to beat St. Joseph's in its first game but followed with impressive wins against No. 2 Villanova, Iowa State (3) and Michigan State (4). Connecticut has made 81 of 92 free throws in the tournament.