The Florida Gators beat the BYU Cougars 83-74 in an overtime Sweet 16 thriller, moving on to draw either Butler or Wisconsin in the Elite Eight. We’ll find out tonight who Florida will play next, as that game is starting up any minute now.
Alex Tyus takes home the game ball for Florida, scoring 19 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. Jimmer Fredette put up a ton of points, 32 to be exact, but did not have his best game. He started cold, took a ton of shots, and turned the ball over a few times in the second half after suffering a couple of dings. Still, he left the court as one of the best college hoops players ever.
Florida’s run through the Southeast region had been largely drama-free until tonight, with wins over UCLA and UC-Santa Barbara that lacked this one’s intensity. Which, duh.
Updated 2011 NCAA Tournament Southeast and Southwest region brackets:
Florida Gators vs. Wisconsin/Butler winner
VCU/Florida State winner vs. Kansas/Richmond winner