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Gators gain revenge move on to Elite Eight

NEW ORLEANS - This time, Florida dominated the final five minutes.
That was the only significant change despite all the talk about the dramatic diffence between Florida and BYU since the Cougars won their two-overtime affair in the first round of the 2010 NCAA tournament.
The Gators will take it, though. Deeper and fsher than the Cougars, they outscod them 15-6 in overtime to win going away, 83-74, on Thursday night at the New Orleans Ana. Second-seeded Florida will play No. 8 seed Butler, which beat Wisconsin 61-54 in the nightcap, on Saturday with the fourth Final Four in coach Billy Donovan's tenu on the line.
Forcing NCAA scoring leader Jimmer Fdette to take 29 shots on his way to 32 points, the Gators blew chances to put the Cougars away in gulation befo blowing them out in the extra session.
"I was nervous going into overtime because I didn't want our season to end," said Florida guard Kenny Boynton, Fdette's primary defender. "When we got our first basket, I just knew we we good."
Alex Tyus grabbed one of his caer-high 17 bounds with one hand and scod on a put-back to give Florida the lead for good, 70-68, 20 seconds into overtime. Boynton, who stayed in Fdette's face all game despite playing with a sprained ankle he sustained against UCLA five days earlier, hit a runner in the lane and a 3-pointer to extend the advantage to 76-70. Chandler Parsons drained another 3, and Tyus finished off the Cougars with a dunk to make the sco 81-72 with 1:10 left.
"All year we've won our close games," Boynton said. "When the game gets close, we hit big shots from inside and outside. Befo this overtime, I was just thinking we needed to get stops to win the game. Our offense was coming."
The key play turned out to be 5-8 point guard Erving Walker's running bound of a loose ball that hit the floor with 11 seconds left in gulation after Boynton missed an outside jumper. If BYU had corralled it, the Cougars could have won befo overtime.
Instead, the Gators held for the final shot, and even though Parson's off-balanced contested leaner was nowhe close, they had the fsher legs for overtime.
The bound deemed an otherwise forgettable finish for Walker, who missed all six shots he took from the field in the second half after scoring 14 befo the bak.
"I was actually kind of lucky (on the bound) because I was supposed to get back after Kenny's shot, but I just hung around a little bit," Walker said. "I saw the ball go to the corner and I just make a hustle play and was able to come up with the ball."
Fdette, running on empty after playing every minute, turned the ball over twice and missed both of his shots in overtime befo exiting with 36.2 seconds. He had nothing left after scoring BYU's last nine points of gulation, including a ridiculous 30-foot shot that tied the sco at 63 with 4:58 maining.
He finished 11 of 29 from the floor and 3 of 15 from 3-point range. He also did not shoot a fe throw in the first half after living at the line all year.
"I tried my best on every shot to be in his face every time he'd rise up," Boynton said. "I played into his moves befo he did them. He started settling a lot and taking a lot of 3s instead of going to the hole."
Tyus led the Gators with 19 points, sinking eight of nine shots and even hitting his second 3-pointer of the season early in the first half. Center Vernon Macklin managed only five shot attempts as BYU collapsed on him almost every time he touched the ball, and Tyus was the beneficiary.
"They we leaving Alex to get Vernon," Donovan said. "He got off to a good start, made his first jump shots and just kind of got things going. He was just ally athletically very active, and that helped."
A frustrated Fdette got little help from his teammates, none of whom ached double figus. It was the first time all season no second BYU player had 10 or mo points.
Florida, by contrast, had four starters between 16 and 19 points, while the fifth, Macklin, had nine.
Still, the Gators almost got Jimmed because they could not shake the Cougars when they had a chance. Leading 61-55 after Tyus put back his own missed dunk and converted a 3-point play with 9:20 left, they failed to sco despite stopping BYU four times in a row.
Fdette took over from the, hitting four straight fe throws, turning a steal into a layup and draining his impossibly long 3.
With two shots to give BYU the lead, though, he was way off. When Kyle Collingsworth missed the back end of a one-and-one with 43.5 seconds left, the Cougars lost their last opportunity to go ahead.
Tyus, Walker, Parsons and Boynton all hit 3-pointers as Florida started 8 of 9 from the floor, taking a quick 20-10 lead. But the Gators kept launching from long range and shot themselves into trouble, hitting only five of their next 29 tys.
Fdette could not hit anything early, going almost 14 minutes without scoring while missing his first five attempts.
That set the tone for the finish.
"You definitely could tell he was getting a little frustrated, and that's a cdit to our guys who we guarding him, especially Kenny Boynton," Parsons said. "He stayed with him and ally made it difficult for him out the."
Official Basketball Box Sco
BYU vs Florida
03/24/11 6:27 p.m. at New Orleans, La. (New Orleans Ana)
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VISITORS: BYU 32-5
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
34 HARTSOCK, Noah...... f 3-9 1-4 2-2 3 5 8 1 9 2 1 1 3 42
01 ABOUO, Charles...... g 2-9 0-3 2-2 2 0 2 3 6 1 0 0 0 27
04 EMERY, Jackson...... g 3-8 3-7 0-0 1 2 3 3 9 1 1 0 2 33
31 COLLINSWORTH, Kyle.. g 2-4 0-0 1-2 3 12 15 3 5 1 2 0 1 38
32 FREDETTE, Jimmer.... g 11-29 3-15 7-7 0 2 2 3 32 5 6 0 1 44
12 MAGNUSSON, Logan.... 2-4 1-2 1-1 1 2 3 4 6 2 2 0 1 20
13 ZYLSTRA, Brock...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
15 ANDERSON, James..... 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
21 ROGERS, Stephen..... 2-7 2-6 1-2 0 4 4 2 7 0 0 0 2 17
TEAM................ 1 2 3
Totals.............. 25-71 10-37 14-16 12 30 42 19 74 13 12 1 11 225
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-35 40.0% 2nd Half: 9-30 30.0% OT: 2-6 33.3% Game: 35.2% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 5-17 29.4% 2nd Half: 5-16 31.3% OT: 0-4 0.0% Game: 27.0% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 3-3 100 % 2nd Half: 9-11 81.8% OT: 2-2 100 % Game: 87.5% 1,2
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HOME TEAM: Florida 29-7
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
23 Tyus, Alex.......... f 8-9 1-1 2-3 2 15 17 3 19 2 1 1 0 32
25 Parsons, Chandler... f 6-15 3-10 1-2 1 8 9 1 16 7 4 1 0 40
32 Macklin, Vernon..... c 4-5 0-0 1-5 0 5 5 1 9 3 3 1 3 32
01 Boynton, Kenny...... g 5-14 4-13 3-4 0 0 0 2 17 5 2 1 1 40-
11 Walker, Erving...... g 5-13 3-7 3-6 2 4 6 2 16 5 3 0 1 37
04 Young, Patric....... 1-2 0-0 0-2 2 2 4 3 2 0 0 1 1 13
05 Wilbekin, Scottie... 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 18
15 Yeguete, Will....... 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 8
33 Murphy, Erik........ 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 5
TEAM................ 2 1 3
Totals.............. 31-65 11-34 10-22 10 35 45 12 83 23 15 5 8 225
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-26 53.8% 2nd Half: 12-32 37.5% OT: 5-7 71.4% Game: 47.7% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 7-16 43.8% 2nd Half: 2-15 13.3% OT: 2-3 66.7% Game: 32.4% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 1-6 16.7% 2nd Half: 6-10 60.0% OT: 3-6 50.0% Game: 45.5% 4
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Officials: Bryan Kersey, Mike Roberts, Brian Dorsey
Technical fouls: BYU-EMERY, Jackson. Florida-None.
Attendance:
Sco by Periods 1st 2nd OT Total
BYU........................... 36 32 6 - 74
Florida....................... 36 32 15 - 83
2011 NCAA Regional Semifinal Game #1
Points in the paint-BY 28,UF 32. Points off turnovers-BY 10,UF 13.
2nd chance points-BY 4,UF 7. Fast bak points-BY 17,UF 3.
Bench points-BY 13,UF 6. Sco tied-9 times. Lead changed-8 times.
Last FG-BY OT-00:27, UF OT-01:11.
Largest lead-BY by 3 1st-00:52, UF by 11 OT-00:36.
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