Florida Falls to BYU in TWO OVERTIMES--99-92
OKLAHOMA CITY(AP) -- Jimmer Fredette scored 37 points, including two 3-pointers in double overtime, to seal BYU's thrilling 99-92 win over 10th-seeded Florida on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Fredette, the nation's 12th-leading scorer, made a 3 from the top of the key to put the seventh-seeded Cougars (30-5) ahead 90-83 with 2:42 left, then added another with just over a minute remaining to put the game away.
Michael Loyd Jr. added a career-high 26 points, pushing BYU to a lead it would hold until a late second-half rally by Florida. Loyd scored all the Cougars' points in the first overtime.
Kenny Boynton scored 27 points, and rallied the Gators (21-13) from a 13-point second-half deficit in their first NCAA tournament game since winning back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007. BYU snapped a streak of seven straight first-round losses in the tournament.
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SEC EAST: South Carolina Leads Recruiting for 2012
Below are the number of verbal commits through July 31, 2011 for the 2012 signing class:
1) South Carolina Gamecocks 18
2) Florida Gators 15
3) Kentucky Wildcats 13
4) Georgia Bulldogs 12
5) Vanderbilt Commodores 12
6) Tennessee Volunteers 12
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Impact Freshman: SEC East
Isaiah Crowell, RB: He arrives in Athens with a ton of hype. Georgia has yet to find its feature back and Crowell has all the talent to be that player. Some think he could start by the midpoint of the season. He was the nation’s top running back and in 2010 he rushed for 1,721 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Malcolm Mitchell, WR: Mitchell played both sides of the ball in high school, but Georgia’s staff really likes what he could do at receiver. He’s a tremendous athlete and will get a chance to earn playing time for the fall, especially with some unproven receivers already on Georgia’s roster.
Jadeveon Clowney, DE: Clowney will enter preseason camp with a mound of expectations. He was the country’s top high school player last year, and even though there is a lot of talent on South Carolina’s defensive line, it will be hard to keep him off the field with his freakish ability. He recorded 162 tackles, including 29 tackles for loss, 29.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, six recovered fumbles and scored five touchdowns last fall.
Gators Fielding Young Team in Fall--Only 73 Scholarships Too
GATOR SPORTS- Florida will have only 73 scholarship players on its roster when preseason camp opens in August — 12 below the NCAA allotment of 85. And that's if there is no further attrition between now and then.
Florida will have only eight scholarship seniors this fall.
Florida's junior class is not all that much deeper than the senior class. The Gators will have only 15 junior scholarship players this fall. Add that to the eight seniors, and UF will have a mere 23 upperclassmen on this year's team.
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Florida Beats Vandy 3-1
Rain stopped game Monday night, had to resume Tuesday at 11 am
Vandy plays North Carolina on Thursday---Winner plays Florida