If any team in this year's NCAA Tournament is aware of BYU guard Jimmer Fredette it is Florida and heach coach Billy Donovan. After all it was the Cougars that knocked the Gators out of last year's tournament 99-92 in double overtime. Fredette scored 37 points in that game.
Fredette has had an amazing season averaging 28.8 points and 4.3 assists per game. He has topped 30 points in six of the last seven games. Perhaps BYU's success in tonight's game lies though not with Fredette but with his teammates who will also need to come up with good games if they hope to defeat Florida.
To get to the sweet sixteen, Florida has defeated UC Santa Barbara and UCLA. Erving Walker scored 21 points with many of them coming late as the Gators dispatched the Bruins to earn the trip into the sweet sixteen. While the Cougars rely heavily on Fredette, Florida has more a team approach with players like Walker, Kenny Boynton, or Chandler Parsons all equally capable of carrying the team on any given night.
Tonight's game tips at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised on TBS.
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