No. 7 South Carolina (25-10) vs. No. 4 Florida (27-8)
At New York, 12:20 p.m., KCNC-4 Bottom line: The Southeastern Conference rivals have never met in a bigger basketball game than this one at Madison Square Garden. South Carolina is looking for its first Final Four appearance. The Gamecocks have been maybe the biggest surprise of the tournament, beating No. 2 seed Duke and blowing out third-seeded Baylor. Florida is trying to get to the Final Four for the sixth time overall and first since 2014 — and for the first time under coach Mike White. Slump busted: Lost in a bit in the drama of Florida’s Sweet 16 victory on a 3 as time expired by Chris Chiozza was the career-game from KeVaughn Allen. The Gators’ leading scorer had managed just 11 points in their first two NCAA games, but he had a career-best 35 against the Badgers. Thorn in Florida’s side: SEC player of the year Sidarius Thornwell scored 43 points in two games against the Gators and he has been maybe the best individual player of the NCAA Tournament, averaging 25.7 per game.