Glens Falls, N.Y. native Jimmer Fredette scored 22 of a game-best 32 points in the second half, but Brooklyn, N.Y. native Erving Walker's 16 points was just enough for the Florida Gators who prevailed 83-74 in overtime of a fourth-round NCAA Tournament contests in New Orleans, LA. The No. 2-seeded Gators (29-7) advance to the Elite 8 and will play either No. 8 Butler Bulldogs or No. 3 Wisconsin Badgers in the Southeast Regional finals on Saturday.
Fredette put on a show in the second half that included a 30-plus foot 3-pointer and many aerobatic layups, but the Gators outscored the Cougars 15-6 in the extra session to move onto the next round. Walker netted 14-first half points, while teammate Alex Tyus netted a team-best 19 points for Florida, who reaches the round of eight for the first times since 2007.
As a college basketball fan it's tough to see Fredette's collegiate career come to an end, but don't all things do that at some time? At least, we all have this stitched in our memory.
BYU Jimmer Fredette long 3 point shot against Florida 3/24/2011 HD (via ZachThePenguin)