Second Round Highlights: (1) Florida 67 – (16) Albany 55

03/20/2014

Florida - AlbanyORLANDO, FL – It was far from easy, but Florida  managed to put together a 9-0 run early in the second half holding on for a 67 – 55 victory over a gritty Albany squad.

Terriers guard DJ Evans led all scorers with 21 points on 6-of-12 shooting.

The Gators’ depth was the difference, though, as the Florida bench outscored Albany’s 26 to 2. Five different Gators also contributed double-digits scoring, including a double-double from Patrick Young, and 16 apiece from Casey Prather and Dorian-Finney-Smith.

Billy Donovan’s squad will advance to face a firing-on-all-cylinders Pittsburgh Panther’s team in a South Regional Third Round matchup on Saturday.

Tom McCarthy and Donny Marshall called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.

(Casey Prather makes a layup through contact to put the Gators up one early)

(DJ Evans hits a big three to give Albany a 26 – 24 lead)

(Dorian Finney-Smith’s dunk extends Florida’s lead to 48 – 39)

(Prather’s fast-break slam puts the Gators up 12 late)

(The Final call as Florida survives and advances)

(Postgame interview with Florida’s Casey Prather)

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