Mike Scott and fellow fifth-year senior Sammy Zeglinski were seated with coach Tony Bennett between them when the team gathered to watch the NCAA selection show.
When the Cavaliers heard their named called, Scott was the first to his feet.
''Once the Florida name was called, I knew our name was going to be called next,'' the Cavaliers' scoring and rebounding leader said. ''A picture was taken and I was the first person to jump up.''
Scott, an All-ACC forward who averaged 18.1 points and 8.4 rebounds, has waited a long time for his first chance at the NCAA tournament, and says he will be full of emotion when the Cavaliers are preparing to play Florida in Omaha, Neb., in the second round on Friday afternoon.
''The only tournament I've ever been to was the CBI tournament,'' he said.
Zeglinski, too, is fired up.
''It definitely has been a long time coming being here five years and never getting a chance to play in the tournament,'' he said, noting that the rest of his evening turn...