Start time for Gators-BYU game announced

The Sweet 16 matchup between Florida and BYU tips off at 7:27 p.m. on Thursday night from New Orleans.

Announcers Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Len Elmore (analyst), Reggie Miller (analyst) and Marty Snider (sideline reporter) will call the game, which will be shown live on TBS.

The Gators will hold their first practice at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday from 2:10 to 3 p.m. The practice is open to the public. All games are at the New Orleans Arena.

This is a rematch of a first-round NCAA Tournament game from last season, won 99-92 by BYU in double-overtime.

The Gators (28-7) return to practice Monday in preparation for the Cougars (32-4). Florida advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 73-65 win over UCLA on Saturday; BYU beat Gonzaga to advance.