Florida vs. St. Bonaventure: Live updates from NCAA Tournament 2018, score, online stream, TV info

The Bonnies may have had to play in the First Four, but it still has a decent seed for the field of 64. At No. 11, St. Bonaventure defeated UCLA for the opportunity to play Florida in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. While it's not an easy draw, it's about as favorable as they'll get for a First Four play-in, and they have the depth to make some waves in the early going. Here's how to watch the game, and a bit of info on both teams.

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[Preview: St. Bonaventure advances to play up-and-down Florida]

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About No. 6 Florida

The Gators have been one of the nation's most inconsistent teams. They've registered impressive wins over Cincinnati and Gonzaga but lost home games to Ole Miss and Georgia. So who knows which version will show up in the NCAA Tournament? But if Jalen Hudson, KeVaughan Allen and Chris Chiozza get going, Florida could reasonably make another Elite Eight.

About No. 11 St. Bonaventure

You want a sneaky good Sweet 16 dark horse? The Bonnies qualify because they have one of the best backcourts in the country with seniors Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley. Own wins over Maryland, Syracuse and Rhode Island.

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The last two years, SportsLine's computer simulation correctly predicted nine out of 12 double-digit NCAA Tournament upsets in the first round with their computer algorithm. This year they have plenty of upsets again, like one region where you need to pick the 11, 12, AND 13 seeds, and another region with a 4-seed in the Final Four. Click here to see SportsLine's Optimized NCAA Tournament bracket.    

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