Friday March 23, 2007Men's Basketball Advances To Regional Final With 65-57 Win Over Butler
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Menís Basketball Advances To Regional Final With 65-57 Win Over Butler
ST. LOUIS Ė The top-seeded University of Florida menís basketball earned a 65-57 win over Butler on Friday, advancing to the regional final round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
Junior center Al Horford (
Junior forward Corey
Junior guard Taurean Green (
Noah and Horford -- 3 inches
taller than any of their opponents -- went a combined 17-of-21 from the line.
The Gators closed the first half with a 17-2 run and scored the last 13 points. UF also crashed the boards in the first half, holding an 18-8 rebounding advantage at the break.
Florida has advanced to play Oregon, a 76-72 winner over UNLV in the regional semifinal, on Sunday at 2:40 p.m. EST.