Regulation wasn’t enough for the Florida Gators and BYU Cougars in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Tied at 68 to end regulation, Florida and BYU took it to overtime, and the Gators finally began to pull away as Jimmer Fredette went cold. Fredette did all he could for BYU, scoring a game-high 32 points, but without a supporting cast, Florida was able to pick the Cougars apart when it mattered most en route to a 84-73 win.
Four Florida players were in double-figures, led by Alex Tyus’ 19 points and 17 rebounds. Kenny Boynton, playing on a sprained ankle, finished with 17 points, with Erving Walker and Chandler Parsons each adding 16 points.
Fredette was the only Cougar in double-figures with his game-high 32 points. Noah Hartsock and Jackson Emery each added nine points, but with Fredette taking 29 of the team’s 71 shots, it all rested on the BYU star.
Florida moves on to face either Wisconsin or Butler in the Elite Eight. A full look at the bracket can be found below and a printable bracket can be found at SB Nation.
No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 4 Kentucky, Friday at 6:45 p.m. on CBS
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 11 Marquette, Friday at 4:15 p.m. on CBS
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 12 Richmond Spiders, Friday at 4:27 p.m. on TBS
No. 10 Florida State Seminoles vs. No. 11 VCU Rams, Friday at 6:57 p.m. on TBS
No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Butler, Thursday at 6:57 p.m. on TBS
No. 2 Florida def. No. 3 BYU. Thursday, 84-73
For more on the tournament, check out our Sweet 16 results StoryStream.