Florida Up On 'Nova

While still glowing from the earlier George Mason conquest...

Florida's jumped out to an early lead againt Villanova, leading 33-23 at the moment. It's an interesting little chess match of a game, watching both teams try to take advantage of the mismatches afforded by 'Nova's line-up of little guys and Florida's excellent big men. There's about 4:00 to play in the first half.

Joakim Noah has 7 points and six boards for the Gators, and Al Horford has 8 points and five boards. Nova, to their credit, is hanging around in the battle on the glass, down just one rebound at the moment. They're not shooting the ball well at all, though. 21%. I have a feeling this one's going to be close, too.

The winner gets George Mason, who, we might have mentioned once before, beat UConn earlier.