The Florida Gators take on the UCLA Bruins in the 2014 NCAA tournament on March 27.
Tip-off is scheduled for 10:15 p.m. ET.
The teams are playing at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.
The game will be aired live on CBS while live streaming is available via NCAA.com.
No. 1 seed Florida has rumbled through its two first games, taking out No. 16 Albany 67-55 and easily beating No. 8 Pittsburgh 61-45.
No. 4 UCLA beat No. 13 Tulsa 76-59 and beat No. 12 SF Austin 77-60.
This Thursday night game comes after Dayton-Stanford. Whichever team wins this game will face the winner of that game on March 29 in the Elite Eight for the right to make it to the Final Four.
See an AP story below
Florida’s D to be tested by UCLA’s potent offense
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Scottie Wilbekin has defended the 6-foot-6 Harrison twins of Kentucky and seen his share of tall guards during his four seasons at Florida.
Yet nothing really has prepared the Southeastern Conference player of the year forUCLA’s Kyle Anderson.
The sophomore plays point guard for UCLA despite being 6-9, tall enough to play forward or center on any other team. Anderson can stretch his arms out 7-3, allowing him to simply pass over or around any defender in his path helping the Bruins average 81.5 points a game.
Wilbekin is giving up 7 inches and says Anderson definitely is a unique challenge.
The Gators have been one of the nation’s stingiest defenses all season and now must slow down Anderson and the Bruins in the South Regional semifinal Thursday night.