NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former St. Louis Eagle (AAU) Alex Tyus scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds to power Florida past Brigham Young 83-74, Thursday night, and into the Elite Eight.
The nation’s leading scorer, BYU’s Jimmer Fredette was the star attraction, scoring 32 points on 11-for-29 shooting in the final game of his college career. But Florida countered with balance.
Kenny Boynton added 17 points. Erving Walker and Chandler Parsons both scored 16. Boynton and Parsons each hit 3-pointers in overtime as Florida outscored BYU 15-6 in OT. The teams combined for an NCAA single-game record 71 3-point shots.
Florida next plays defending national runner-up Butler, which is making another deep run this year. The Bulldogs clamped down on defense in their 61-54 victory over Wisconsin.
Matt Howard scored 19. Shelvin Mack added 13 and Shawn Vanzant 10 for the eighth-seeded Bulldogs, who led by 20 points in the second half before withstanding a late rally by the Badgers.
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