Second Round Highlights: (3) Florida 79 – (14) Northwestern State 47


Patric Young dunk_Florida_2AUSTIN, TX – After a very competitive opening twelve minutes, the third-seeded Florida Gators began to “play like Goliath” and never looked back, defeating the fourth-seeded Northwestern State Demons 79-47 in a South Regional Second Round match up.

Four Gators scored in double figures, including Patric Young (sixteen points), who was a rebound shy of a double-double.  Erik Murphy led Florida in scoring with eighteen points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field.  Billy Donovan’s squad looked very much like a team that was coming off two-straight Elite Eight appearances.

DeQuan Hicks led the Demon effort with twelve points to go along with eight boards.

Florida will face the winner of UCLA – Minnesota in the Third Round on Sunday.

Wayne Larrivee and Reid Gettys called the action on Westwood One Sports.

(Young’s slam gives Florida a 19-17 lead)

(Boynton’s triple extends Florida’s 1st Half lead to 28-21)

(Hicks feeds Evans for a jams; Northwestern St. cuts lead to 34-30)

(Young’s hook shot gives the Gators an 11-point cushion)

(Murphy’s trey increases the Gator lead to 52-41)

(Florida pulls away after “perfect possession”; three by Boynton)

(Final call as Florida closes out a 79-47 victory)

(Postgame interview with Florida’s Patric Young)

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