7:27 PM ET, March 24, 2011
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS -- BYU had the best scorer on the court. Florida had the best team.Alex Tyus scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Florida beat BYU 83-74 in overtime Thursday night, chasing Jimmer Fredette and the Cougars out of the NCAA tournament.
• Alex Tyus led four Florida players in double figures with 19 points and also pulled down 17 rebounds as the Gators earned their fourth trip to the Elite Eight since 2000.
• Kenny Boynton had 17 points, while Erving Walker and Chander Parsons each scored 16 for Florida, which outscored BYU 15-6 in overtime.
• Jimmer Fredette led all scorers with 32 points, but he shot 3 of 15 from 3-point range.
• Florida earned its first win over BYU (1-3) and is 13-2 in its last 15 games overall.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-71 (.352)||31-65 (.477)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-37 (.270)||11-34 (.324)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-16 (.875)||10-22 (.455)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|
|» Mar 24, 2011||@FLA 83, BYU 74||Recap|
While the BYU Cougars saw their 2010-11 season come to a close on Thursday night, the Seasiders of BYU-Hawaii advanced to the Division II Men's Basketball Championship game with a 110-101 upset of previously unbeaten West Liberty (WV) in the National Semifinals in Springfield, MA. The Seasiders (22-8), who started the Division II Tournament as the 7-seed (out of 8) in the West Region, will now play Bellermine (KY) (32-2) in the title game on Saturday afternoon in Springfield. It will be the Seasiders' 1st-ever appearance in the Division II National Championship Game.
Jimmer Fredette and Kemba Walker both topped the 30-point mark on Thursday, but Walker was much more efficient, taking four fewer shots and hitting half of his three-pointers, compared to Fredette's 20 percent 3-point shooting.[+]
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