The No. 7 seed Florida Gators will be taking on the No. 15 seed Oral Roberts in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. This game will be televised on Sunday with the time and channel to be determined.
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Game date: Sunday, March 21
Game time: 7:45 p.m.
TV channel: truTV
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Odds: Florida -7.5, Total 148.5
No. 7 Florida Gators 15-9 (9-7 SEC): At-large
KenPom rating: 37 Overall, 40 Offense, 36 Defense
NET ranking: 31, (6-5 VS Quad 1)
Leading scorer: Tre Mann 16.0 ppg
The No. 7 seed Florida Gators survived a scare in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, defeating the No. 10 seed Virginia Tech Hokies 75-70 in overtime Friday afternoon. Virginia Tech guard Nahiem Alleyne sent the game into the extra period, knocking down a three-pointer with seconds remaining. Alleyne had a game-high 28 points on 8-of-18 shooting from the field and 4-of-10 from three-point range.
Florida received tremendous performances from Colin Castleton, Tre Mann, and Scottie Lewis off of the bench. Castleton led the way with a double-double consisting of 19 points and 14 rebounds. Mann had 14 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 3pt), four assists, and three rebounds. Off the bench, Lewis pitched in with 15 points, four rebounds, and two assists. The Gators needed that as they lost Tyree Appleby to injury early in the game.
No. 15 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles: 17-10 (10-5 Summit): Automatic Bid
KenPom rating: 150 Overall, 72 Offense, 283 Defense
NET ranking: 158 (1-5 VS Quad 1)
Leading scorer: Max Abmas 24.2 ppg
The No. 15 seed Oral Roberts Golden Eagles pulled off a colossal upset, defeating the No. 2 seed Ohio State Buckeyes 75-72 in overtime on Friday. The Golden Eagles are now the ninth team in NCAA Tournament history to upset a No. 2 seed. The last time this happened was in 2016, where Middle Tennessee knocked out another Big Ten team, Michigan State 90-81.
The Golden Eagles received outstanding performances from both forward Kevin Obanor and guard Max Abmas. Obanor led the way with a game-high 30 points on 9-of-21 shooting from the field and 5-of-12 from three-point range. He also had 11 rebounds, including seven on the defensive glass. Abams added 29 points (10-24 FG, 5-10 3pt), five rebounds, and three assists.
They were the only two players to score in double figures for Oral Roberts as they outplayed Duane Washington and E.J. Liddell. The Golden Eagles held the Buckeyes to 21.7% shooting from the three-point range.