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No. 10 Florida, Georgetown embrace unique opener

Updated: November 9, 2012, 4:58 AM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One of the first things Florida coach Billy Donovan did upon boarding the USS Bataan was ask about touring the gun turret.

Forget the wind, the open-air backdrop, the chilly temperatures and potential court condensation.

This was bigger than basketball, and Donovan knew it.

"To be on this ship, sharing a moment like this, means more than I can ever express," Donovan said.

No. 10 Florida and Georgetown were thrilled to be part of the once-in-a-lifetime ...

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