Jimmer Fredette and the BYU Cougars are into the Sweet Sixteen after an 89-67 win over Gonzaga on Saturday. Fredette shook off a slow start to score a game-high 34 points as the Cougars shook off Gonzaga in the second half, turning a close game into a rout in an instant.
Gonzaga hung around through the first half and part of the second, but a scoring slump coinciding with a BYU run put the game out of reach and allowed the Cougars to coast down the stretch while securing a 22-point win. A quick 12-0 run beginning at the 12 minute mark in the second half turned an eight-point lead into a 20-point lead for BYU, ending any hopes Gonzaga had of pulling off the upset.
BYU moves on to face Florida in the Sweet Sixteen. The Gators knocked off UCLA earlier on Saturday, 73-65.
The rest of the Southeast region bracket can be found below.
No. Butler def. No. 1 Pittsburgh, 71-70
No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Kansas State
No. 3 BYU def. No. 11 Gonzaga, 89-67
No. 2 Florida def. No. 7 UCLA, 73-65