GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Will Yeguete is one valuable player for top-seeded Florida. You just have to dig a little deeper than statistics and box scores to see how much he means to the Gators.
The 6-foot-8 senior from Bordeaux, France, is what coach Billy Donovan calls a "dirty work guy," doing things in the press and in the paint that rarely make headlines or highlight clips.
But his tenacity and toughness were on display in the third round of the NCAA tournament Saturday. Yeguete had eight points, four rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot in the 61-45 win against ninth-seeded Pittsburgh.
Yeguete and Florida (34-2) return to the court Thursday night against fourth-seeded UCLA (28-8) in the South Region semifinals in Memphis, Tenn.