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BYU basketball: Gators defeat Cougars in overtime of NCAA Tournament matchup, 83-74

Published: Friday, Sept. 4 2015 6:44 a.m. MDT

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NEW ORLEANS — BYU's season, and the illustrious, record-breaking career of Jimmer Fredette, came to an abrupt end Thursday night at the New Orleans Arena at the hands of Florida.

For the second year in a row in the NCAA Tournament, the Cougars and Gators went to overtime, but this time, Florida prevailed, 83-74.

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NCAA tournament

BYU (32-4) vs. Florida (28-7)

Thursday, 5:27 p.m., New Orleans Arena

TV: TBS

Radio: 1160 AM, 102.7 FM

Game notes

Florida has reached the Sweet 16 seven times since 1987 ... The Gators have won 12 of their last 14 games, with their only two losses coming at the hands of Kentucky, which is also in the Sweet 16 ... Florida is the only team in the nation not to have a player foul out this season ... Gator senior Chandler Parsons is the only active Division I player to record more than 1,400 points, 800 rebounds, 300 assists and 125 steals in his career ... Dating back to 2010, BYU has won three of its last four NCAA Tournament games ... The Cougars have posted a 14-28 record all-time in the NCAA Tournament ... BYU's Jimmer Fredette needs to make only two free throws to surpass Devin Durrant as the all-time leader in that category. Fredette has hit 620 free throws. Durrant made 621 shots from the charity stripe.

Probable starters and matchups:

Forwards

Noah Hartsock, BYU (8.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg)

Chandler Parsons, Florida (11.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg)

Forwards

Charles Abouo, BYU (7.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg)

Alex Tyus, Florida (8.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg)

Guards

Kyle Collinsworth, BYU (5.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg)

Vernon Macklin, Florida (11.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg)

Guards

Jimmer Fredette, BYU (28.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg)

Kenny Boynton, Florida (14 ppg, 1.4 rpg)

Guards

Jackson Emery, BYU (12.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg)

Erving Walker, Florida (14.7 ppg, 2.9 apg)

Matchup

Brigham Young vs Florida

Preview

Brigham Young vs Florida

Previous coverage

Jimmer Fredette's last stand?

Cougars not content to settle for Sweet 16 berth

Dick Harmon: Cougars draw national media spotlight

Doug Robinson: Jimmer Fredette, other Cougar stars aided by older brothers

Gators insist they've put last year's NCAA loss behind them

Jimmer Fredette is similar to Pistol Pete Maravich

Brad Rock: Guarding Jimmer Fredette could be a problem for Boynton, Gators

Cougars work in some sight-seeing while in Big Easy for NCAA Tournament

Florida knows BYU is more than just Fredette

Walker's improvement paying off for Florida Gators in NCAA Tournament

Misc.

BYU team page

Jimmer Fredette player page

Florida team page

Erving Walker player page

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