Florida Gators all-time round-by-round NCAA tournament record

Florida is returning to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2021

Feb 28, 2024; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators head coach Todd Golden screams with Florida
Feb 28, 2024; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators head coach Todd Golden screams with Florida / Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports
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The Florida Gators enter their firsr NCAA tournament apperance since 2021 with the goal of their first Final Four apperance since 2014.

The Todd Golden Era is officially off and running as the Gators are embarking on an NCAA tournament apperance in his second season as head coach since taking over for Mike White.

Florida missed the tournament in 2022 and 2023, but also have not advanced past the first weekend since their run to the Elite Eight in 2017.

Coming off an apperance in the SEC Tournament championship game, Golden and crew are hoping for a deep run and have been pegged as a team to keep an eye on

Florida Gators all-time NCAA tournament record

Historically speaking, the Gators have been a solid tournament team, only getting bounced from the tournament in the first round five times in 23 overall appearances.

Based upon official NCAA records, Florida had their wins in 1986 and 1987 vaccated, making their all-time offical record 45-18 in the tournament.

Here is a breakdown of how the Gators have fared in their 23 appearances, including their two vacated tournaments.

  • Round of 64: 18-5
  • Round of 32: 11-7
  • Sweet 16: 9-2
  • Elite 8: 5-3
  • Final Four: 3-2
  • National Championship: 2-1

Let's take a more in-depth look at how the Gators have fared in some of the later rounds.

What is the Gators Sweet 16 record?

  • 1987 (No. 6 seed): Lost to No. 2 Syracuse 87-81
  • 1994 (No. 3 seed): Beat No. 2 UConn 69-60 (OT)
  • 1999 (No. 6 seed): Lost to No. 10 Gonzaga 73-72
  • 2000 (No. 5 seed): Beat No. 1 Duke 87-78
  • 2006 (No. 3 seed): Beat No. 7 Georgetown 57-53
  • 2007 (No. 1 seed): Beat No. 5 Butler 65-57
  • 2011 (No. 2 seed): Beat No. 3 BYU 83-74 (OT)
  • 2012 (No. 7 seed): Beat No. 3 Marquette 68-58
  • 2013 (No. 3 seed): Beat No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast 62-50
  • 2014 (No. 1 seed): Beat No. 4 UCLA 79-68
  • 2017 (No. 4 seed): Beat No. 8 Wisconsin 84-83 (OT)

What is the Gators Elite Eight record?

  • 1994 (No. 3 seed): Beat No. 9 Boston College 74-66
  • 2000 (No. 5 seed): Beat No. 3 Oklahoma State 77-65
  • 2006 (No. 3 seed): Beat No.1 Villanova 75-62
  • 2007 (No. 1 seed): Beat No. 3 Oregon 85-77
  • 2011 (No. 2 seed): Lost to No. 8 Butler 74-71 (OT)
  • 2013 (No. 3 seed): Lost to No. 4 Michigan 79-59
  • 2014 (No. 1 seed): Beat No. 11 Dayton 62-52
  • 2017 (No. 4 seed): Lost to No. 7 South Carolina 77-70

What is the Gators Final Four Record?

  • 1994 (No. 3 seed): Lost to No. 2 Duke 70-65
  • 2000 (No. 5 seed): Beat No. 8 North Carolina 71-59
  • 2006 (No. 3 seed): Beat No. 11 George Mason 73-58
  • 2007 (No. 1 seed): Beat No. 2 UCLA 76-66
  • 2014 (No. 1 seed): Lost to No. 7 UConn 63-53

What is the Gators National Championship Game record?

  • 2000 (No. 5 seed): Lost to No. 1 Michigan State 89-76
  • 2006 (No 3 seed): Beat No. 2 UCLA 73-57
  • 2007 (No. 1 seed): Beat No. 1 Ohio State 84-75