Saturday March 25, 2006Men's Basketball Advances To Elite Eight With 57-53 Win Over Hoyas
Sophomore Corey Brewer’s shot with 27.5 seconds remaining to
play fell in while he was falling down and he turned it into three points
helping the Gators to a 57-53 victory over
The 2005-06 squad made its own history becoming the first team to reach 30 wins as the Gators moved their record to 30-6 on the year.
Sophomore Joakim Noah led the squad with 15 points and 10 rebounds and he also turned in five blocked shots. Sophomores Taurean Green and Al Horford also reached double figures with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
The contest was tight and featured four ties and seven lead changes before Brewer’s shot and free throw pulled the Gators ahead for good.
Junior Lee Humphrey made a pair of three pointers to become UF’s single season record holder with 101 this year. His
second came with 2:20 left in the game to put
The Gators trailed by nine in the first half before going on
a 16-5 run with only a few minutes remaining. UF also had an 8-0 run to begin
the second half before