NEW ORLEANS (Sports Network) – Alex Tyus scored 19 points and pulled down 17 rebounds, and the Florida Gators shut down Jimmer Fredette and the BYU Cougars in overtime to pull out an 83-74 victory in the Southeast Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
The game was rematch of last year’s first-round tourney tilt, and while neither was decided in regulation, the result was different on Thursday thanks to Florida holding the Cougars to two field goals in the extra session.
Chandler Parsons finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, while the backcourt of Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker donated 17 and 16 points, respectively, in the win.
The second-seeded Gators will find out their Elite Eight opponent in the nightcap at New Orleans Arena when Butler faces off against Wisconsin.
Fredette ended his prolific career at BYU with 32 points, but shot just 11- of-29 from the field and was held scoreless over the final seven minutes.