Brigham Young Survives Gators in Double OT

By: Patrick Claybon Email
By: Patrick Claybon Email

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jimmer Fredette scored 37 points, including
two 3-pointers in double overtime, to seal BYU's thrilling 99-92
win over 10th-seeded Florida on Thursday in the first round of the
NCAA tournament.
Fredette, the nation's 12th-leading scorer, made a 3 from the
top of the key to put the seventh-seeded Cougars (30-5) ahead 90-83
with 2:42 left, then added another with just over a minute
remaining to put the game away.
Michael Loyd Jr. added a career-high 26 points, pushing BYU to a
lead it would hold until a late second-half rally by Florida. Loyd
scored all the Cougars' points in the first overtime.
Kenny Boynton scored 27 points, and rallied the Gators (21-13)
from a 13-point second-half deficit in their first NCAA tournament
game since winning back-to-back national championships in 2006 and
2007.
BYU snapped a streak of seven straight first-round losses in the
tournament.


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