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03/18/2013 02:28 am ET Updated Mar 18, 2013

Florida vs. Northwestern State NCAA Tournament 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

No. 3 seed Florida will face No. 14 Northwestern State in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the South region.

The Gators have reached the elite eight in each of the last two years but fell short of advancing to the Final Four both times.

The winner in this matchup in Austin, Texas on March 22 will face the winner of No. 6 UCLA and No. 11 Minnesota in the third round.


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Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.

Florida
Regular Season Record: 26-7
Conference Record: 14-4 (Southeastern)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Ole Miss in final
Top Player: Kenny Boynton (Guard)
Top 25 Wins: Wisconsin (#22), Missouri (#17), Ole Miss (#16), Kentucky (#25)
Worst Losses: Arkansas (80-69)
RPI Ranking: 6

Northwestern State
Regular Season Record: 23-8
Conference Record: 15-3 (Southland)
Conference Tournament Results: Won Southland Tournament Title
Top Player: DeQuan Hicks
Top 25 Wins: None
Worst Losses: Nicholls State (93-78)
RPI Ranking: 82

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