GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Kenny Boynton guarded Brigham
Young's Jimmer Fredette nearly every minute of their game in last
year's NCAA tournament.
He won't have to this time around. It has nothing to do with Boynton's sprained left ankle, either.
The Gators, the No. 2 seed in the Southeast region, feel like
they're better prepared to handle the nation's leading scorer when
they play the third-seeded Cougars in New Orleans on Thursday.
Fredette scored 37 points against Florida in the opening round
last year, leading the Cougars to a 99-92 win in double overtime.
He scored 10 points in the decisive extra frame, taking advantage
of Boynton's fatigue by hitting two 3-pointers and getting to the
free-throw line six times.
Florida is hoping for better results in the rematch.
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