West Regional 3rd Round: (7) Florida 84 – (15) Norfolk State 50

03/18/2012

OMAHA, NE – A penny for your thoughts, Missouri Tigers?

After two days celebrating an historic upset of 2nd-seeded Missouri – perhaps a little too much – Norfolk State came crashing back to reality after being obliterated by Florida, 84-50.

Kenny Boynton led Florida with 20 points and 8rebounds, as five Gators scored in double-figures overall.  Marcos Tamares was the only Spartan to crack double-figures, with 12 points, as Norfolk State shot a woeful 18-for-66 (27.3%) from the field.  Florida will meet 3rd-seeded Marquette in the Sweet 16.

Kevin Kugler and Tom Brennan called the action on the Westwood One Radio Network.

(Beal hits a three-ball as the Gators jump out to a quick start)

(Another three for Florida…and they were just getting warmed up)

(Execution at both ends of the floor caps off a stunning 24-0 run for Florida!)

(Rosario punctuates a near-perfect first half for the Gators)

(Kevin Kugler and Tom Brennan wrap up all the action from Omaha)

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