Balanced Florida beats Fredette, BYU 83-74 in OT

By: AP
By: AP

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- 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.
While Fredette was the star attraction, scoring 32 points on 11-for-29 shooting in the final game of his college career, Florida countered with balance.
Kenny Boynton added 17 points while Erving Walker and Chandler Parsons both scored 16. Boynton and Parsons each hit 3-pointers in overtime as Florida outscored BYU 15-6.
Fredette made just 3 of 15 from 3-point range and had to work for his points against Florida's physical defense. By the end of the game, he had a bandage on his chin from a blow in the second half, but the baskets kept coming until he was held scoreless in overtime.
Florida (32-5) eliminated BYU (32-5) and reached its first NCAA tournament regional final since 2007.

Also, BYU and Florida have set an NCAA tournament single-game record with 71 3-point attempts, breaking the mark of 70 set by Drake and Western Kentucky in 2008.
Neither the Cougars nor the Gators shot particularly well from 3-point range, but Florida was slightly better in its 83-74 overtime victory in the round of 16 on Thursday night.
BYU was 10 of 37 (27 percent), with top scorer Jimmer Fredette hitting 3 of 15 attempts from long range.
Florida made 11 of its 34 3-point shots (32.4 percent). Kenny Boynton, the Gators' second-leading scorer with 17 points, attempted 13 3s, hitting four. Chandler Parsons, who had 16 points, was 3 of 10 from deep.


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