Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Per ESPN: DES MOINES, Iowa -- Florida was cruising toward a surprisingly easy victory over Nevada in its opening NCAA Tournament game.

Then Nevada furiously tried to stave off the upset with a frantic second-half push that fell just short. Florida nearly squandered a double-digit lead before finally stopping the comeback and closing out a 70-61 Thursday night victory in the West Region.

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Florida plays the winner of No. 2 seed Michigan-No. 15 Montana on Saturday.

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