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Gators earn top billing in NCAA tournament

9:45 PM, Mar 16, 2014   |    comments
Florida Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) huddles with his teammates during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena. Florida defeated Kentucky 69-59. (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)
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Florida is the overall top seed in the NCAA tournament.

The selection committee released its pairings Sunday, not long after the Gators defeated Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference tournament final to bring their winning streak to 26 games.

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LINK: USA Today's Bracket Hub

Florida is seeded first in the South. On Thursday, the Gators play the winner of a First Four game between Albany and St. Mary's.

Kansas earned the No. 2 seed in the South and will open against Eastern Kentucky.

The Final Four starts April 5 in Arlington, Texas.

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