Proof that you need more than one great player to win, even at the NCAA level. The Florida Gators did what they needed to do, though it took an overtime period to do it, beating the Jimmer, Jimmer Fredette and the BYU Cougars 83-74 last night.
Fredette managed to drop 32 on the Gators, but it took him 29 shots to do it. Nobody else made a major contribution. In fact, Florida took advantage with Alex Tyus having the game of his life with 19 points and 17 boards, which offeset the 11 for 34 they shot from 3-point range.
The next matchup for Florida, Butler, which may very well be one of the best games of this years tournament, or so we can hope.
Your highlights again from our friends at SI.com:
In other Thursday night action. Butler continued their run, sliding into the Elite 8 with a 61-54 win over Washington and Kemba Walker led UConn to a 74-67 win over San Diego State.